How To Throw a Tropical Themed Baby Shower
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Baby Shower Cake Design Inspiration

Location: Gracias Madre, West Hollywood

Two weekends ago, I had the pleasure of attending the most beautiful baby shower celebrating my good friend, mom-to-be Tatiana. As you can probably guess from the whimsical and feminine decor, Tatiana will be having a baby girl in early 2016 and I am eagerly awaiting her arrival!

Tatiana’s baby shower theme was “tropical flamingo,” and the theme was captured throughout every detail.

Baby Shower Food

Baby Shower Decorations

Baby Shower Food

The baby shower was hosted by Tatiana’s mother, sister and grandmother at Gracias Madre, a gluten-free, vegan, Mexican restaurant based in LA and SF. Now, as you finished reading that description of the restaurant, I am sure you are thinking the same thing I thought when I first heard about the restaurant.

For such a specific restaurant, the food had to be good, right?

Well, I will jump right to the point and tell you, “yep, it is delicious!” Every creative course was delicious but I have to say the gluten free, vegan French Toast took home first prize for me! For more of Gracias Madre’s menu, check it our here!

Baby Shower - Gracias Madre

Baby Shower Food

Baby Shower Decorations

Interested in throwing your own “tropical flamingo” themed baby shower? Here are the ingredients!
Home DIY:

  • Fresh flowers and banana leaf table runner
  • Gold painted pineapples – they are REAL pineapples!
  • Balloons and framed photos of flamingos and pineapples
  • Hand crafted macaroon boxes
  • Cake decorated with fresh flowers and topped with flamingo bought from Etsy

Every detail was so thoughtfully executed for Tatiana’s shower, from the decorations to even the restaurant choice – Gracias Madre – thank you Mom – could not have been a coincidence! The shower thrown for Tatiana was a perfect way to welcome her baby girl to this beautiful, crafty and feminine world.

-Chelsea

LocationLOCATION: West Hollywood


  1. What a creative idea for a baby shower! I love that it’s girly and pink, but not over the top “BABY”. Love the flamingo and pretty banners!

  2. That is really so beautiful. So visual. I have TWO baby showers to help with in the next several months. Both of my sisters are pregnant with boys right now. I can’t wait!

    • Hi Tamara! Congratulations to your sisters! I bet Des and Scarlet are so excited to have new cousins! I cant wait to see your beautiful photos from the showers you help plan!

  3. I have serious party envy right now! How amazing is this spread? And the cake? Pinning 100 times! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

  4. It looks like such a gorgeous baby shower and a fun, unique, bright theme. That cake is beautiful and the topper is stunning. Such nice colors all over, especially of the balloons. Congratulations to your friend. Are you back in the States now?

    Have a great weekend Chelsea! <3 Ada.

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