A Fabulous Moroccan Baby Shower

Sep 30 2012
A Fabulous Moroccan Baby Shower

This weekend myself and five other fabulous girls hosted a Moroccan baby shower at my house for our beautiful friend Jessica. It was such a pretty night! One of the most fabulous showers I have ever planned. It was an evening shower so we had candles and flowers and lots of super tiny baby clothes for her first itty bitty baby girl. We can't wait to meet you baby Starkov! Scroll down and take a walk through our Moroccan shower. 

Simple Tip: Print out messages for the baby and place them in frames that match your theme.

I couldn't find a table runner that matched the party colors so I lined the center of the table with beautiful printed paper from Paper Source. For the centerpieces my friend and the wonderfully talented Cathy from Hollywood Vines used Coxcomb and wrapped the stems with giant leaves. A giant Moroccan baby bottle was then placed at every place setting.

We scattered rose petals down the table and placed Moroccan votives all throughout.

A close up.

I got these cheap lanterns off Amazon. They were originally black but I spray painted them gold to match the Moroccan theme.

Rose petals, rose petals, rose petals. I have this giant antique bird cage on my wall so I threw some more petals inside. 

I used Mod Podge and hot pink food coloring to dye the mini canister on the table and then I spray painted the wood piece gold. The larger vase was already purple so I just painted some twine gold and wrapped it around the vase to make it more Moroccan.

The olive bar. It's always a good idea to have some sort of appetizer out on the coffee table. 

We used four different kinds of olives and I placed small gold Moroccan plates and napkins out as well. 

Sometimes you just can't make everything! These were rented from  a Moroccan rental company in Los Angeles. Aren't they amazing?

The party favors! On the left we have Moroccan soaps in embelished boxes and on the right .... evil eye bracelets handmade by the Mama-to-be herself! She even tied them around printed cards. 

Aren't these gorgeous? She is going to list them in her Lilyshop shop.

A close up of the Moroccan soap boxes.

Now for the candy bar. Again I used an old frame and printed out the little message. I used Moroccan themed paper to line the desert bar table as well as the wall behind it. 

I carried on the theme and used dark brown baskets to hold all the deserts as well. Pink cookies, candies, and yesssss those are Rolos! I know they aren't Moroccan, but who cares they are freaking amazing. 

My pride and joy: Moroccan baby bottles! These are actually from Joann Fabric. I took them apart and spray painted the bottle top gold then I used gold puffy paint to put all the little gold dots down the bottle. I used my tag punch to make the glitter tags and behind them is a stamped white tag that says thank you. I tied everything on with hot pink ribbon. The guests filled these with more candy to take home with them.

Hot pink and orange Sixlets and wrapped Truffles. Try and only use two or three colors when doing a candy bar. One main color that you carry throughout and then one or two accent colors. This keeps your look "clean".

Cinnamon Rolls! Jessica's good friend Athena made these and she put little tags on them that said "Bun in the Oven!" So cute.

Henna cupcakes! Rachel made these beautiful cupcakes. She used purple frosting to create the henna look. Aren't they gorgeous!?

Homemade Baklava ~ Athena's mother is a wonderful cook and she handmade all of these. They were even placed in hot pink Moroccan papers. They were amazing.

The decor ~ We strung clothes from the mantel that matched the theme of the party. I used different ribbons instead of a clothes line so it looked more "Moroccan". I have a purple thick piece, a sparkly pink, and a hot pink. Gives the party a little more flair. 

These are my favorite. Hot pink sparkly baby Toms : ) I spray painted all my clothes pins gold.

Bet you've never seen Moroccan clothes pins? It's amazing what you can do with a can of spray paint. Once they dried I glued a little hot pink rhinestone to each clip.

And you know I wouldn't have a party without a mason jar or two ..... I snuck these babies in. These were made with Mod Podge (tutorial here) and food coloring. I then used gold puffy paint to create the Moroccan pattern.

Here are two more Moroccan jars but these were embellished with gems and they were used to hold the "baby wishes".

And because we were feeling extra fun we had Elizabeth from Los Angeles Henna do henna on everyone!

Here is mine : )

Everyone got something different.

She even used different glitter gels.

And little baby Starkov got some Henna! FYI Jess was not wearing sweats the whole night (she changed for the henna) - She would want you to know that! : )

Congratulations Jess! We can't wait to meet your beautiful baby girl!
And thanks to all the other girls who helped to make this night so wonderful! I didn't have pictures of every single thing that everyone did but there was much, much more so thank you!

Good Night! XO

Our fabulous Baby Shower was featured on OntoBaby.com here! Lilyshop Baby Shower

This was featured on POPSUGAR in "60 of the Best Baby Shower Themes".

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Lina said:
31 July, 2013 - 10:29
Wow, what a stunning baby shower! The Henna idea, the color scheme, everything is just so stunningly done. Did you guys play any games? I know baby shower games are not everyone's thing, but something like this (http://www.themed-party-ideas.com/baby-names-game.php) printed on that gorgeous golden paper!
Karla said:
1 May, 2013 - 14:06
Hello, I came across this blog and I love this baby shower and all the details! I am on the hunt for these boxes and I did not find them at the local Home Goods store I went to. Any suggestions of where else I can get them? Or which section in the store they were at? Any info is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
JessieJane said:
18 June, 2013 - 23:01
Hi! Thank you so much. The soaps are from Home Goods. They get random inventory there so I'm not sure if they still have them, but they were in the soap aisle. Good Luck!
Rosemarie said:
6 April, 2013 - 20:04
Hello! Could I ask where you were able to get the embellished boxes? And also the bracelet - is it rafia?
JessieJane said:
6 April, 2013 - 22:57
Hi! The boxes are from Home Goods - They were super cheap and they each have a pretty soap inside. They have them all the time there. The bracelets are made with cotton ribbon : )
Desra said:
13 December, 2012 - 20:15
I'm doing my twin girls room in a moroccan theme, your page has given me tons of easy diy tricks to pulling it off......LOVED the mason jar idea so thank you alot!!!!
JessieJane said:
3 January, 2013 - 10:29
Thank you! So glad I inspired you!
Shideh Kolb said:
18 October, 2012 - 14:13
Absolutely beautiful. Thanks to Anette for sharing this gorgeous event with me, colors are amazing ! Jessica ,I am sending my love to you and your baby.
Anonymous said:
10 October, 2012 - 00:53
Here I am in Jersualem, Jessica, viewing your gorgeous baby shower with joy and pride. What amazing friends you have! And everything looks authentic and perfect in every detail. What a fabulous world your Little Baby Girl is entering. Thank you to you dear Mother for including me. Love to you from Jerusalem, Feigie
Edisplace said:
7 October, 2012 - 23:02
Now that was one beautiful baby shower! And I am like another person who made this comment..."makes me "almost" want to have another baby"!!!! Okay, age won't let me anyway...smile....Thanks for sharing!
Carolina said:
2 October, 2012 - 02:18
I can't believe it ! This is really amazing, I have never seen something like that !!! Congratulations for the prganization !!! Baby Starkov we can't wait to meet you !! Jessica I send you many kisses and hugs ! Carolina
Erica said:
1 October, 2012 - 21:42
I forgot to put my name so I'm reposting :) This is amazing. Love how you captured this special night. You did such a beautiful job and thank you for having us all over. It was perfect!!! Loved planning the shower with all you girls! Xoxo
JessieJane said:
19 October, 2012 - 14:55
Thank you for all your work. It came out beautiful! : )
Anonymous said:
1 October, 2012 - 21:39
This is amazing. Love how you captured this special night. You did such a beautiful job and thank you for having us all over. It was perfect!!! Loved planning the shower with all you girls! Xoxo
Lu Geffen said:
1 October, 2012 - 11:47
The creativity and insights here are inspirational. What beautiful friends and a beautiful mom-to-be Jessica! Love, Lu
Rachel F. said:
1 October, 2012 - 10:05
Everything at the shower was just beautiful. Thanks Rachel T. for the delicious food. The decor was gorgeous! Great work Jessie and all the other hostesses :)
crazy carrie said:
1 October, 2012 - 09:57
gorgeous and it looks like everyone had fun!
Rachel Tabak said:
1 October, 2012 - 09:49
Everything was so beautiful and perfect. Jessie you are amazing and you made my sister feel very special.
Marney said:
1 October, 2012 - 09:41
So pretty
Danielle F said:
1 October, 2012 - 09:23
DebbieM said:
1 October, 2012 - 09:16
I am going to steal every single idea you have done here. I am giving my BFF a shower in Dec and I was so uninspired. Thanks for the great ideas I always find on your blog.
Bobbi said:
1 October, 2012 - 09:14
Wow, almost makes me want another baby.....almost ;)
daisylu said:
1 October, 2012 - 08:03
So beautiful