If you are looking for inspiration on how to pull off an easy boho baby shower, I’ve got you covered! This theme is such a good one for any type of baby shower. Whether it is co-ed or not, if you are having a girl, a boy, both or waiting to find out. It’s so versatile!
My son’s first birthday is coming up and it has made me reminisce over the wonderful boho baby shower I had last year. Planning an elaborate party in the late stages of pregnancy doesn’t sound that appealing. At least, it didn’t for me. Since I wasn’t all that comfortable, I wanted a shower that was simple and easy! Of course, it still had to be beautiful as well.
This post contains affiliate links from which I will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.
Step 1: Pick A Location
I chose a location that would be easy to work with, and was lucky enough to have grandparents with a nice backyard. Thanks to them, it was perfect for what I was envisioning. There are big shady trees and a lot of other plants that add to the beauty of their yard and it was a perfect foundation for the boho baby shower I had in mind. Choosing a low maintenance location is key to keeping a party easy and stress free.
Step 2: Shower Details
Details like the time of day, weather and how many people you want to invite will all shape your party. These elements will determine if your party is held inside or outside, what type of food will be served and what venue will accommodate your guests. The easiest way to plan out the details is use a party planning sheet beacuse you will have all the important information organized and in one place. It’s great for brainstorming and referencing throughout the planning process. I have created a planning sheet that is now available in my Etsy shop.
Step 3: Boho Baby Shower Decorations
Now it’s time for the fun part: planning the decorations! For my shower I wanted to use the existing natural elements and enhance them. I added fake flowers and foliage to fill out plants on the patio. I also opted to use potted flowers as centerpieces instead of cut flowers because they last a lot longer. Plus, the guests were able to take them home as a party favor. As an additional bonus, my daughter painted the terracotta pots for all the flowers. Touches like these make parties more personal and special, while also letting kids be involved in the process.
Other Decorating Ideas and Tips
In keeping with the boho theme, I made some dreamcatchers out of embroidery hoops and white yarn I had on hand. My daughter and I embellished them with strips of lace and beads.
One of my favorite party decorating tips is to repurpose items you already have. Also consider purchasing items you can keep and use afterwards. I am always trying to decorate with things off of my wish list.
Step 4: Boho Baby Shower Invitations and Party Elements
I usually save the creation of invitations for after I have a general concept of the party since it helps me visually summarize what the party is about. For my shower, I knew it would be outdoors in spring time and I wanted a look that would complement that. I also like to align the look of the party decorations with the invitations. To save time, and make your life much easier, you can purchase and print ready-made invitations and party elements, such as water bottle labels, banners and signs cupcake toppers and buffet tents.
Speaking of Easy. . .
To save you even more time, I have created the Boho Baby Shower party pack available now in my Etsy shop. This pack contains a party planning sheet, editable invitations, thank you cards, water bottle labels, editable banner, party signs, cupcake wrappers and toppers, food/name tents and party favor tags.
Step 5: Food and Beverages
I like to save the food planning for last since there are so many options! You can make a meal, or a variety of appetizers. You can stick to your theme, or not. This is up to your preferences. For my shower, simplicity was key and I took the easy route. I chose to have a brunch and offered pre-made options which included: donuts, quiche, fruit bowl, croissant rolls, chicken salad and a juice bar.
Step 6: Get Ready
Now all the planning is complete! It’s time to gather supplies and get stuff done. I get a medium sized box and add completed items as I go. Make sure to check off your planning sheet so you know what you have left to do.
Don’t forget to send off the invitations. I like to send out mine 3-4 weeks prior to the party date.
Another thing to think about is if you would like to offer party favors to your guests. Since not everyone will want to take something, it’s a good idea to have a table setup by the exit. This way, you don’t have to worry about mentioning it and your guest will have easy access to them.
Hope this helps you plan the easy, stress free baby shower you deserve!