Thursday, April 3, 2014

Baby Shower: Storybook Theme

When presented with the idea that Kim & Dave love children's books and would like to have them in lieu of cards at their baby shower we book the storybook idea and ran with it!  Three of us (my mom, her best friend and I) hosted the shower for my friend Kim.  We have been friends since kindergarten (one of my oldest friends)!  It is so cool to be this age and see my best friends go through giant milestones in their lives.  I cannot wait to meet Kim & Dave's little bundle when she arrives.
In keeping with the storybook shower I took some pieces of wood around the house, sprayed them with chalk paint then wrote sweet quotes from children's books on them.  We tried to pair them with toys, book, etc. that complimented the saying.  We also did the same thing with food!
Baby Shower
I found some fun chevron paper straws to add a little pop of color in our glassware and we created a delicious mimosa bar with some Renwood Proclamation Sparkling Wine.
Blueberries for Sal Blueberry Muffins
The Food

Blueberry Muffins
(Blueberries for Sal & Give a Moose a Muffin)

Fruit Salad 
(The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Egg Casseroles
(Green Eggs & Ham & Chickens Aren't The Only Ones)

(The Three Pigs)

Cake- Formed like a Beehive
(World of Winnie the Pooh)

Velveteen Cupcakes
(Velveteen Rabbit)

Oatmeal Cookies
(If You Give a Mouse a Cookie)

Hungry Caterpillar Baby Shower

Storybook Baby Shower

Baby Shower buffet

Baby Photo Game
The Game

Guess which baby photo belongs to each guest....It's fun to see all the photos of guests as babies.  I asked people to email me a photo and printed them all in black and white (to throw off people a little more). I numbered each photo and provided a sheet with the name of each guest participating in the game with a spot to pencil in a photo number. The winner got a bottle of bubbles!

Storybook Baby Shower

Baby Shower Storybook
 The Decor

Baby Clothes on Clothelines served as easy decor and clothing for the new baby!
Puff balls on string (done with a needle, thread and special help from my cat and boyfriend)
Crepe Paper Streamer (Stacks of crepe paper stacked and tied onto a string of yarn)
Diaper Cake (made with lots of baby extras for the mom-to-be)
Quotes on Wooden Chalkboards
Paper Straws
Children's Books

Storybook Baby Shower

Winnie The Pooh Baby Shower

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