storybook baby shower

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Not a new baby shower theme, but a super fun one! A few of the details:

Stacks of books in our color palette, yellow and gray

Muffins (If you Give a Moose a Muffin)
Quiche (Green Eggs & Ham)
Blueberries (Blueberries for Sal)
Cake (In the Night Kitchen, Maurice Sendak)
Monkey Bread (Eight Silly Monkeys Jumping on the Bed)
Fresh Bread (The Little Red Hen)
Popcorn (The Popcorn Book, Tomie DePaola)
Veggies (Peter Rabbit)
Fruit (The Very Hungry Caterpillar, James and the Giant Peach)
Sweets (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Hansel and Gretel)
Cheetos (Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse, Kevin Henkes)
Jellybeans (Jellybeans for Breakfast)
Multi-colored Goldfish (The Rainbowfish)
Cookies (If you Give a Mouse a Cookie, Snugglepuppy, Cookies)
A few other book-related food ideas that we didn’t add to our menu: Thundercake (Thundercake by Patricia Polacco), rice pudding, chocolate custard or strawberry shortcake (Poky Little Puppy), dirtcake (Diary of a Worm), madelines (Madeline)


Happily Ever After Cookie Bar


Once Upon a Time banner
Book cover signs

Children’s books
Book cover banner

Alphabet block label holders

Mini-book muffin labels


Nursery rhyme onesies (we freezer paper stenciled them after seeing this fabulous post at Oh So Happy Together!)… sorry I don’t have any pictures of the finished products.

Since children’s books are so easy to love, I think this theme would suit any mom-to-be… send us pics (or add them to flickr)- we’d love too see your storybook shower!

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  1. This is so adorable! I recently discovered my love for hosting baby showers. I hope my friends start having babies soon! I really love your stencilled onesies and the amazing decorating job, WOW!

    I recently did a whole baby shower that was onesie themed. If your interested, I'm doing a whole series about it on my blog. 🙂

  2. YOu ladies are seriously SO clever. I really love this theme. I love childrens books. And look how much you did with it. Fabulous.

  3. Blueberries For Sal was one of my FAVORITES when I was little. I saved the book and I read it to my 3 year old now =)

  4. Super cute theme and lots of fun details. Anyway, my friend will be having a baby shower next month and I really need to find baby gifts for her. And also, we are planning to give her a surprise baby shower party. I would love to get some ideas in this shower. Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

  5. Fabulous! I did a baby shower for my sister 8 years ago that was this same theme. I asked each guest to give their favorite title to the expectant momma, to build the baby's library! It was great!
    THanks for sharing!

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