Take a light-filled warehouse space, a theme described by host Naomi Miles as ‘Chic tropico-bohemia’ and a five-metre long grazing table overflowing with treats, and you have a baby shower everyone should take inspiration from.
‘As we didn’t know if we are having a baby boy or girl, I wanted to keep the styling and colours gender-neutral,’ explains Naomi.
But gender-neutral doesn’t need to mean the predictable yellow theme or equal parts blue and pink sprinkled throughout. In keeping with the ‘Chic tropico-bohemia’ theme, Naomi achieved this with ‘beautiful pops of pastel and rose pink and deep greens… we wanted to create a bohemian-tropical feel in an understated way, to show off just how amazing our venue was.’
The catering was second-to-none. Those with a sweet tooth were especially well catered for with fresh honeycomb and fruit, coconut custard crumble, mango cheesecakes, homemade caramel popcorn and sparkled doughnuts. The drinks also didn’t disappoint, with guests treated to grapefruit, ginger and rosemary cocktails and French champagne.
If you’re looking for a special touch and fresh point of difference for your shower, take inspiration from Naomi who avoided the clichéd traditional baby shower games. Instead, Naomi opted for a ‘Wishes for Baby Miles’ table. Guests noted what they hoped the baby would inherit from either or both parents, along with some future advice for both mum and bub.
‘We pegged these [notes] up around the table. It was really nice to look back and read all the beautiful things that people had written, and also provided a special keepsake for us all to re-read when the baby is older.’
Photography: Varga Murphy | Event planning: Naomi Miles of @for_thedreamers and Ash of @homethugs_n_harmony | Event styling and decorations: Ash of @homethugs_n_harmony | Floral Styling: Katie Cooper Floral Designs | Props, Crockery and Cutlery: @homethugs_n_harmony, Micktrics, Wedding Arch Couture, Pretty Willow Hire and Hire Society | Catering and Drinks: @homethugs_n_harmony, Cilk Rose Water and Kara Kara | Stationery: Ivy Invite | Cake: Hello Sukar | Cake Topper: Etched | Venue: Viva La Blonde Hair Salon | Location: North Fremantle, Australia | Guest list: 50 guests