Ciao Bellas! This baby and her mama were showered in true Italian fashion with this Amalfi Coast inspired baby shower! Leave it to the stylish and creative, Marisa of The Daydream Diaries, to design her own shower, DIY lemon photo wall and all, and pull it off beautifully! From the gorgeous blue, green, & yellow tiles, to the Italian treats and Aperol Spritz, you will truly feel transported to a place where the water is crystal blue and the houses are just as colorful.
Marisa says, The minute I found out I was pregnant, I knew that I wanted to do a baby shower themed around the Amalfi Coast! Just last year we spent a portion of our honeymoon in Italy and pretty much consider pizza and pasta a food group in life, so it seemed like a fitting theme! I am also a travel and lifestyle blogger so I am always dreaming of being somewhere exotic as well.
With splashes of blue & green tiles, pink flowers, and the idea of lemons being everywhere, I thought that this style could suit a baby boy or girl! I later found out I was having a girl, so I added a few more pink touches to the event- like the balloon garland, invitations, and my dress!
I worked with Minted to create the invitations, menu cards, place cards, and table numbers, which really accented the Amalfi theme. I was able to do invites that were more lemon-themed, while the menu and table numbers were created with a more tiled look!
For food, we served a classic Italian antipasto spread to welcome guests paired with passed appetizers like arancini balls, bocconcini/bruchetta bites, and calamari! We sat down later in the day and had a more substantial lunch that consisted of chicken and risotto! Drinks like Aperol Spritzs’ and spiked Lemonade were passed around (if I can’t drink I wanted my guests to make up for it!) and the drinks were created with Malfy Gin, which is straight from the Amalfi coast!
The biggest labour of love from the event though, was creating the lemon wall photo backdrop! It seemed like an easier idea at the time but I slowly started to realize that this was a serious undertaking, and that giving birth to my baby may be easier than this – ha! I purchased two pieces of wood from Home Depot, spray painted the pieces yellow, and filled the wall with artificial lemons from Afloral. A LOT OF LEMONS MY FRIENDS! I also used artificial bougainvillea from Afloral to dress up the top, and did up the sides and middle with stickers I got printed of the tile. In the end, I was so happy with the result and guests had a lot of fun posing in front of it!
For dessert, I worked with the Art of Sweets in creating a custom sweet table filled with donuts, macarons, cupcakes, and hand painted cookies… AKA all of my pregnancy cravings combined! I can’t wait to show my little girl the photos from this special day where she was showered with so much love!
Want to see more of Italy? This Amalfi Coast elopement will show you just why the area is so enchanting!