• Jessica Mendes

A Bohemian Themed Baby Shower

About two months ago, my parents and girlfriends set up a baby shower for me beyond what I dreamed of. They did such an amazing job that I wanted to blog about the decor ideas to give others inspiration, so here it is! I had a pinterest board with ideas, but most of it seemed like it would've been difficult to achieve in a short notice of 3 weeks. My husband was going to Vancouver for a work trip, so we took advantage of booking my trip to California the same week since he'd be on the west coast and we didn't know when we'd be able to fly out there again with his work schedule.

I knew what theme I wanted for the baby shower before I was even pregnant; dream catchers, feathers, and an earthy, bohemian vibe with hints of pink and gold. Our wedding was also pink and gold and I still can't get over that color scheme. It's so classic and feminine. Had it been a boy, I probably would've done the same theme, but with mint blue instead of pink. The best part of all, is it's the same theme as the baby room so I got to keep the decorations to display in Camila's bedroom!

Now I'll get to the decor!

Macrame floral backdrop

BACKDROP: I absolutely LOVED this backdrop! I got the idea on Pinterest but knowing macramés are pretty pricey, and because I hate spending insane amounts of money on something I know I can make or find elsewhere for a much lower price, I ordered one on AliExpress. It came in time and in great condition. I paid $30 extra for express shipping and it was still cheaper than getting one via etsy or somewhere else. My mom bought the garland with pink roses at Michael's to hang over it and a dream catcher was added to the middle. Claire's had a Buy 3, Get 3 Free promo so we got 6 different, pretty dream catchers! My girls and I all took photos here and I was very happy with how this came out!

Mommy & daddy-to-be pins for baby shower

MOMMY & DADDY-TO-BE PINS: Uhh can you say ADORBS?! My cousin spent hours crafting these pins. She said the mommy pin was more time consuming, which I can see why with all that gorgeous detail. Can we talk about that bow tie though? It's so cute and creative! My husband wore it proudly like a tie. These were really well done. Great job, Leighann!

Boho baby shower gift table / mommy chair

GIFT TABLE / MOMMY CHAIR: I could not get over how perfect this mommy set up was. The chair was borrowed from my friend's mom's patio, the white blanket was one I used to lay over a chair at home. It's technically just fabric I bought at a fabric store in San Jose that feels like a baby blanket. The white, antique table is my mom's. The pink draping over the gift table is actually one of the table runners from my wedding and they attached gold tipped feathers on it. I brought the baby onesie's and the girls attached them onto some twine to display along with some dream catchers. The card box is from Michael's. Love that store!

vintage elegant entry table

ENTRY TABLE: Another gorgeous set up done by my mom and friends. In the middle is a frame with photos of my husband and I when we were babies and in between is the ultrasound of Camila. I really liked the decor here; the gold sequins table cover which was borrowed from my friend Andrea, the gorgeous flowers, the cute vintage lacy white umbrella, and the two wooden decor pieces which will be displayed in Camila's bedroom or somewhere in the house. ;) They also put chocolate kisses in a giant baby bottle and had people guess how many there were and presented a gift to the winner. There are a couple things missing in this photo such as the sign in display which was a white frame with a picture of Camila's ultrasound that people got to sign on and a dish that had dream catcher bracelets as another favor. The kids really had fun with those.

boho chic table center pieces pink and gold
earthy center pieces with eucalyptus, white rose, mason jar, and gold chargers

DINING TABLES: Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I felt like I was at a wedding when I saw this set up. The pink table runners were the same ones used at my wedding. I ended up getting a bunch of pink chiffon fabric at a fabric store for those and going to a seamstress to make them. The gold chargers and sequins table runners were borrowed from my friend Andrea which were used at her wedding / bridal shower. My mom glued the burlap / lace ribbon around the mason jars along with a button on them and my cousin Leighann put the flowers together for each table. The succulent favors were placed in front of each plate.

tribal banner for decor

DRINK TABLE: Simple and pretty. The tribal banner gave it a perfect touch and it's now hung up in Camila's room. :)

Cake table
cake table
cake table

CAKE TABLE: How romantic does this look?! My friends did such an amazing job with everything. My cousin, Leighann, literally had to put the tiers of cake on top of each other without squishing them because the bakery wouldn't do it. She also decorated the cake with the flowers and cake topper, which is also now in Camila's room. The sheer flower table overlay is another one I reused from my wedding. It's just fabric I bought at a fabric store in San Jose at Fabrics R Us, cut it into a rectangle and we had our overlay. Super simple, cost effective, and a great way to bring an elegant touch to a table.

Dollar tree favor set
succulents for favors

succulents for favors

FAVORS: I wish I got a better close up photo of all of them together, because I really like how these came out along with the process of how it all came together. I didn't know what to do for favors. Nothing seemed good to my liking until my friend showed me succulents as an idea and it had to be done! We made the favors the week I arrived in California. My mom said she had a yard full of succulents. I doubted she had that many, but boy was I wrong! We went to the dollar tree (I told you I'm thrifty) to see if we could find some sort of pot or container for the favors, and we found these tiny white pails that came with white ribbon and "Thank You" sticker cards with them. To top it off, they were 3 for $1. Um hello?! Talk about a God send! They were perfect to hold the succulents and a great color for the shower. My mom cut some succulents from her yard and we had fun putting them together. They were displayed on the tables behind each plate.

pink and gold feather cupcakes
pink & gold feather cupcakes

FEATHER CUPCAKES: My talented sister-in-law made these and I feel like she should quit her day job and become a professional baker. She got this feather fondant mold and used vanilla flavor cake mix to make the cupcakes. Not only were they pretty and went well with the theme, they tasted so delicious!

There you have it! These are just about all the details from my baby shower. I tried to include links for everything I could to find the items online for purchase and have pinned them on my pinterest board if you want to pin them for ideas. If you have any questions about anything you see here, feel free to comment and I'll get back to you with the details. :)

Thank you again to all who made this beautiful shower happen & spent endless hours on making it so beautiful, Mom, Dad, Leighann, Andrea, Michelle, Sãozinha, and Janice, as well as the kids for helping us open our gifts and clean up, and to all those who came to help us celebrate this beautiful day! We feel so loved and I know Camila will too. <3

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