One of the most special moments during pregnancy is getting to celebrate the arrival of a new baby with a joyous celebration. I was lucky enough to have my aunts and dearest friends put together the most unforgettable baby shower for Rocco and me at Love is Blind, a restaurant in the Coral Gables neighborhood of Miami. Although they were hosting, I was dead set on a bohemian theme, so I did give them a few suggestions about how I envisioned the party and what kind of dress code I wanted for the guests (all white or cream on everyone). The rest I left up to them. It was magical and everything I wanted. Here are some tips from my shower that you could use to create your own boho-themed baby bash!
Mix up your maternity look
I had the pleasure of teaming up with maternity giant A Pea in a Pod on my boho-chic look. I wore a beautiful white lace maxi dress with spaghetti straps, which really made my belly pop. I wanted my bump on full display. I wore the dress with my favorite Steve Madden moto boots, because I love pairing delicate, feminine dresses with “rough and tough” accessories for an edgier feel. But my favorite part of my haute-hippie look had to be the stunning lush flower crown personally created for me by Sprout, a local flower shop in Wynwood, Miami’s trendy art district. That crown was everything and made me feel like a princess!
Set up a flower crown station
I also wanted a flower crown station for the guests so everyone could make their own crown while mingling and getting to know each other a little better. It was a huge success, and everyone had such a good time helping one another out with their crown creations! We laid out all the supplies for the crown—the ribbon, premade flower bunches and twine—and let the guests take their cue from one premade crown as a guide.
Give guests a dress code
I was gung ho on a bohemian theme and wanted all the guests to wear white or a variation of off-white or cream to the afternoon lunch to add to the ethereal feel of the shower.
Create whimsical touches
We kept the shower decorations simple but with lots of character. The flowers—a combination of poms, daisies, baby’s breath and carnations—were freely arranged into lace-adorned mason jars and spread throughout the tables. They looked whimsical and beautiful!
It’s been a few weeks since Rocco’s Miami shower, and I still can’t get it out of my mind. My vision was brought to life with the help of some of the most important women in my inner circle. I am blessed beyond words to have been able to spend an afternoon with such remarkable ladies. It’s such a wonderful feeling to know that Rocco is already so loved and wanted, and he’s not even here yet! I have such a loving support system that has been with me (and continues to be with me) every step of the way on this journey, and it is more than I could ever ask for.
Kathy Buccio is a contributing mommy blogger and the founder of the fashion blog FreshlySqueezedFashionista. Follow her on Instagram @freshlysqueezedfashionista and check out some of her posts on our new Spanish app, The Bump en Español.