We took the saying “April Showers” seriously this month – and planned a bohemian baby shower!
A special member of our SmithHönig team recently had a baby girl! To celebrate her little one’s arrival, we threw a simple but stylish shower with a relaxed, boho vibe. No games, cheesy decorations, or fussy foods.
Here’s our bohemian baby shower, SmithHönig style, as well as notes on who and what inspired us!
Our Bohemian Baby Decor
The baby shower took place in the SmithHönig design studio. Our small working kitchen was perfect for food and floral prep and the space is pretty fun on any given day. In general, we believe in layering colors, cultures and pattern. More is definitely more!
For the party, we needed to make things even more special.
Take a look at what we did for decor…
The mom-to-be needed a special chair, of course! A perfect spot for opening gifts – and being the center of attention.
This wicker peacock chair is a fixture in the studio.
To make it more festive for the day, we decorated it with our SmithHönig Cowrie Shell Tassels, a one-of-a-kind vintage crewel pillow and a custom baby bunny, as well as garland made from scraps of SmithHönig fabrics. Who wouldn’t feel like a boho queen on a throne like this?
Guests sat in mismatched chairs, layered with decorative throw pillows. Fresh flowers on each table added even more color. What do you think of our purple, peach, green, blue and cranberry color scheme? Did we leave any colors out? We sure hope not!
The dessert table was loaded down with sweet treats and adorned with a mixture of SmithHönig fabrics. Goodies were a global mix, including Japanese mochi, Turkish Delight and lots of cakes and cookies! Sweets for the sweet, as they say!
Fresh wildflowers were everywhere!
We were groovin’ on these wildflowers captured in a glass cloche!
We were Inspired By…
When we started thinking about a boho celebration, of course we went straight to Pinterest.
Here are a few sweet ideas that inspired our own bohemian baby shower.
This floral backdrop from Petite Petal Company had us ooo’ing and aww’ing at first glance! Isn’t it beautiful?
(Those sweet treats were definitely easy on our eyes too!)
Although our baby shower was indoors, this seating option from 100 Layer Cake-Let gave us ideas, too.
We love how they layered vintage blankets over their outdoor chairs. Wouldn’t that be cozy on a cool late summer night? We can totally imagine doing something similar with kantha throws – or vintage quilts!
Look at this peacock chair, pillow, and flowers – how completely boho glam! So you know this vignette was a lightbulb moment!
We loved the entire setting – which we found via the aptly named Inspired by This.
This photo from 100 Layered Cake-Let captures the laid-back style that we were going for at our bohemian baby shower.
Ours was a small office shower, but for a big shindig, this is the direction we might have taken!
Moroccan Knot is one of our more “feminine” SmithHonig fabric patterns and we used it throughout our bohemian baby shower. Here’s one of our cozy round tables covered with Moroccan Knot fabric.
The vintage Metlox Lotus dessert plates are a perfect, super feminine touch! And here are more tassels, a fabric rose and a paper maché agave plant!
More Special Touches
We decorated a white wall using our cowrie shell clip-on tassels, as well some of our Tibetan yak wool necklaces. Suddenly, that plain white wall is no longer plain!
We added one of our Acrylic Art Block pieces to the mix, too. What’s more baby-perfect than All Love?
Other boho touches we like?
How about henna hands for the mom to be – or all the guests?
An even simpler version is to purchase metallic temporary tattoos for everyone to play with. This one is by V and V Jewelers.
You could frame some photos of the honored guest/s and have them on display at the baby shower. Scatter them with flowers, ribbons, feathers…whatever feels right.
A flower crown for the pregnant guest of honor will add to her obvious queenliness…
It you’ll be dining outside, hang some cafe lights and fabric bunting for added romance.
Keep the food simple. Hand held is good if you’re just doing hors d’ouevres. But even if you have enough table space for everyone to sit, keep things relaxed and focus on being together.
For your buffet table, dessert or otherwise, play with height. Don’t serve everything off the same tray or plate. If you don’t own a footed cake stand, don’t worry. You can use stacked books or a plate balanced on a coffee mug – or any number of things – to add height variations. Make it personal!
Embellish EVERYTHING! Whatever your beverage choice – iced tea, cocktails, lemonade – don’t forget to garnish!
Well, we had a lovely time at our baby shower – we hope you will, too! And even though we didn’t get to implement every single one of these ideas, we hope they’ll inspire you as much as they did us!
Want more? Hop over to Design Asylum Blog and check out a few hip nurseries that inspired Kellie! Now, don’t expect to see plain pink and blue. No way! These nurseries are way too cool for that…
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