A ticket to Marrakech will cost you a pretty penny or two. An invite to this Moroccan baby shower? Just the price of whatever’s on the registry. The inspiration for this baby shower theme came from the couple’s destination wedding that took place in Marrakech.
“The vibe for Kehrin’s shower took its cue from her sweet daughter’s name: Marra,” says the photographer Karl Rouwhorst of Luminaire Foto. “She’s named after Marrakech where her parents tied the knot last year. In honor of mama and baby, guests were treated to a onesie screen printing station, a henna artist, a homemade cookie bar, and baby bingo. And then there were the delicious tacos served lounge style on the sunlit patio.”
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Scroll through the #Morocco hashtag on instagram and you’ll find image after image of beautiful blue waters and lush greenery. Consider a country club, with its similar hues and indoor-outdoor seating options. If there’s a space for a low table and floor seating, all the better.
Henna is a longstanding Arabic tradition applied during special occasions like weddings and holidays. Baby showers are also an opportunity for the mama to get a mandala belly paint—a design that’s painted on her bump as a symbol of good luck.
Okay, so Mexican tacos might deviate from the Moroccan theme a bit, but more important than staying on theme is the happiness of the person of honor. In this case, the baby shower menu was inspired by mom’s cravings! A spread of carne asada and chicken carnita tacos, topped with cilantro, onions and lime, were served with Mexican rice, beans, queso fresco and an array of sauces and other toppings.
When in doubt, two signature cocktails (or mocktails) are better than one. Anyne can ejoy this Moroccan green tea lemonade mocktail, while the Marrakech Mule takes a fun twist on a classic cocktail.