How to Create a Boho Baby Shower on a Budget

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Gender Neutral Boho Baby Shower on a Budget

I can’t believe we’re beginning another week.  I love a great, productive Monday especially when it means crossing off my to-do list and sharing with all of you.  Today’s post will be a look into one of the sweetest days ever and how you can create your own gender neutral boho baby shower on a budget.  You’ll be amazed at what you can use to create decorations and where you can find the materials.

Our baby shower was unique for a couple of reasons.  For one, it had to be gender neutral since we have no idea what we’re having {one of the hardest things ever}. Ryan and I also decided to make this shower a co-ed/couple backyard cookout where we were very hands on with my Mom who was hosting.  We busted our behinds for four weekends to build a brand new patio {a post on that very soon} just for this special day.

If you need a few ideas to create a boho themed baby shower {or party in general}, here’s how you can do just that on a budget:

Seed Party Favors

We wanted guests to walk away with something to remember the day by and to “grow with us”. So off we went to find a variety of seed packets which we found at an amazing price at the dollar store!   At 20 cents a packet you can’t beat that price compared to Home Depot where they were $2 and up each.

To go along with the boho theme, we decided to cover the seed packets in a way that was inspired by Joanna Gaines.  I already had the twine, faux greenery, and letter stamps.  I headed to Goodwill to find an old, worn book for 99 cents and we had an instant seed makeover!

Creating seed packets as party favors for a boho baby shower.

Displaying seed packets as a baby shower party favor.Picture and Favor Fence Display

This project was one of my favorites to create. We wanted a sweet way to display our party favors, advice to the parents-to-be, and maternity pictures but with a boho twist.  My Mom found these fence panels being thrown away on the side of the road one day driving around our neighborhood.  This project was a free one! A quick trip with the truck, a little stain, and we had the perfect display pieces! The next time you see fence panels being thrown away, think about all the projects you can create with them.

A way to display maternity photos at a baby shower.

Using a fence to display advice and pictures at a boho or gender neutral baby shower.

Flower Arrangements

I’m a sucker for amazing and gorgeous flowers.  I usually ordered them online {you can see a post about that here} but quickly realized those purchases were few and far between due to price. Cue the happy dance when I discovered Trader Joe’s and their abundance of flowers at amazing prices! I attended a floral workshop with Melissa Creates that taught me how to create my own bouquets.  Are they the best?  Maybe not, but I love them!  And to top it off, all of my mason jars and containers came from Goodwill.

Flower arrangements at a baby shower.

Create your own floral arrangements for a gender neutral baby shower.

Flower Table Runners

My mom and I knew we wanted to add something extra to the tables to tie in the boho theme.  With 6 tables to cover I headed to Home Depot for shipping paper.  They offer a 140 ft. roll for $10!  I’ve always gone to Target to buy their shipping paper but it’s $6 for 30 feet.  With a little paint, binge watching Gilmore Girls, and inspiration by the Rifle Paper Co., I had new table runners for $10.  Not to mention having plenty of shipping paper left to wrap presents with in the future.

Rifle Paper Co. inspired table runners.

Boho gender neutral baby shower

Chalkboard Signs and Gold Picture Frames

With half the picture frames coming from Goodwill and the other half we found for free {placed by the road after a yard sale}, we had an inexpensive way to create chalkboard signs.  By painting the frame a bright color and applying chalkboard paint to the glass, we had an instant chalkboard sign!  The gold frames on the fence we simply removed the glass, applied gold spray paint, and hung using twine.

Lawn games at a couples baby shower

Creating your own chalkboard sign Drink Crates

We used all multiple coupons on the wooden crates.  I love how they turned out and the simplicity of them.  We purchased the crates at Jo-Ann using a 50% off coupon on each one!  Writing the drink names with a paint pen, they were instantly turned into crates to display the drinks.

Use wooden crates to display drinks at a baby shower

Wooden crates with calligraphy to hold drinks for a gender neutral boho baby shower.

Food Labels

Upon moving into our home two years ago we were debating putting down wood flooring.  I stumbled upon the wood samples we grabbed from Home Depot and knew exactly what I would use them for!  Using a metallic sharpie, I wrote the name of all of our dishes for the shower.  Total cost: $0!

Creating food labels for a baby shower.

Floral TeePee

I have an obsession for teepees and beautiful, simple ones at that.  Ryan headed to Home Depot and purchased three 1 x 2 pieces of wood for just $1.20 each, cut them down to size, drilled holes at the top, and connected them with string.  I added eucalyptus leaves to the top with floral wire and attached streamers around the sides of the teepee {hello dollar store}.  Cutest little present teepee ever!

Create a teepee out of pieces of wood and streamers.

Water and Cookie Labels

I purchased a few waterproof water bottle labels and circle labels from  Through their website I was able to create custom baby shower labels.  It added a sweet personal touch to our decor. We also saved money by designing and printing the labels from home.

Boho water bottle labels

Boho dessert labels


I knew our tent needed a chandelier in the middle but how can I create one without breaking the bank? Then I remembered the large sewing hoop I randomly purchased a year ago from Goodwill for $1.  By attaching a few of the pom poms I purchased from Amazon, I created a boho chandelier within a matter of minutes.  It was a perfect last minute decision.   Notice the gold table in the background?  It was also a $5 table I found at Goodwill that was a worn out, ugly brown color.  Gold spray paint completely transformed this table!


Create your own boho chandelier

I wish these items had a permanent place in my backyard.  It created for such a dreamy space for a such a sweet day.  But of course, with the daily thunderstorms that roll through Central Florida on a daily basis, they were taken down that evening.  I hope you can use these tips and tricks the next time you go to plan a shower, party, or cookout for the ultimate boho decor pieces at bargain prices.  Meanwhile, I’m going to leave you with these adorable teepee cookies my sweet, sweet neighbor made!

Teepee cookies for a gender neutral baby shower.

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  1. k says:

    you have just saved me A LOT of headaches!! this is gorgeous yet soooooo simple! thank you!!

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