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Real Baby Shower: Celebrations at Home {Moroccan/Monkey Theme}


Friday, April 8, 2011


Chris Nease of Celebrations At Home definitely went above and beyond when concepting and designing this Moroccan themed baby shower. I'm loving the additional monkeys seen throughout these lovely photos captured by Hunter Henkel Photography -- what a wonderful and playful accent. Not only are the decorations AMAZING, but the food looks unbelievable delicious. What a treat for these guests!

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From Chris... This post has been a long time coming! I designed this Moroccan themed baby shower {with monkeys} months ago for a client, but with holidays and new projects that arose, I just never had time to share it until now. The theme is unique, and truly custom for the expecting mother. She and her husband met while working in Kuwait and were able to travel extensively while abroad. They loved the Middle Eastern cultures and collected many beautiful authentic decorative items from that part of the world. Fast forward to the present, and the mother-to-be is pregnant with twins, which she calls her "little monkeys," hence the theme of our baby shower!

Our design started with the colors of Middle Eastern spices: brown, orange, golden yellow, and green. I used Indian-style lanterns, jeweled votive holders, patterned runner, and brocade ribbon to set the tables for lunch. Each plate sat on a gold charger and was topped by a custom menu circle from Polkadot Prints. Our little monkeys showed up here in the form of a wine glass hanger.

In the photo above you can see one of our other dining tables set with the most gorgeous authentic Indian Sari as a runner - a lucky addition from the hostess' neighbor and friend {more can be seen on the dessert table here}. A monogram hung on the back of a chair to represent the guest of honor's seat.

Some of the activities that the guests enjoyed were guessing the number of gumballs inside a large jar, a "Price is Right" game, and a table set up to write notes or well wishes for the mother-to-be. I was lucky enough to find some beautiful rolled paper scrolls {an Indian tradition} for the guests to write on and then place inside a Moroccan-style lantern.

This design is a perfect example of how you can personalize a baby shower. I'm pretty sure this is the first Middle Eastern/Monkey theme baby shower, and when the expectant mother walked in she was blown away by how much it represented her {and her husband}. She loved that it was more 'grown up' too. Seeing her joy is exactly why I love my job! 


Styling: Chris Nease of Celebrations At Home / Photography: Hunter Henkel Photography / Custom menu & signs: Polkadot Prints

3 comments:

Leal said...

Simply Fabulous!

Pam said...

Could you tell me where you purchased the rolled paper scrolls at?

I LOVE this shower and all of the beautiful details!

Aurora said...

I'm looking for the rolled paper scrolls too...any idea where to get them??