May 1, 2012

A Storybook Baby Shower


I have a friend who LOVES children's books.  She collects them. She even has her husband read them to her! Long before she became pregnant with her first child she had spent many treasured moments on our sofa reading to our children. So a story book baby shower was a natural fit!

I had the great pleasure of planning this surprise baby shower with 2 other ladies.  A good  friend of mine (the one I threw the bird themed baby shower for last year) made the fabulous invitations.


We greeted the guests with a portion of the Albert Einstein quote “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”


The cake was a simple carrot cake with cream cheese icing.  A tiny pennant banner on two small dowels dressed it up for the occasion.


And what is a baby shower without food, oh glorious food?


I bought some tattered story books from a thrift store for 25 cents a piece and gave them new life as a cute pennant banner.  (I used the super easy no-sew method from this post)



And I pretty much lost my life savings to a jar that forbid anyone to say the word "baby"  Do you have any idea how hard it is to not say baby at a baby shower?


But really it's okay, because all the proceeds went to the awesome mama-to-be!

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15 comments:

  1. Enjoyed your article. Great ideas. I love the cash jar for saying te word Baby. I may set one in my house for the word ESPN. LOL!

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  2. So cute! Adore the quote and the banner! So sweet!

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  3. OH my goodness i thought i was the only one that was addicted to collecting children's books with no baby insight. Glad to hear I am not the only one. Great job kelly!

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  4. Love everything about this! Such a cute non corny baby shower idea!!!

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  5. That is so original. You do bring a lot of fun to your day to day. What a special baby shower.

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  6. aw, i loved seeing n's handwriting on that chalkboard and the invites. (hi naomi!).

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  7. What a great idea for a baby shower! I love the details!

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  8. My friend had a story book theme baby shower and instead of giving greeting cards with a gift, they requested that you buy a book and sign your well wishes on the inside. They had a library for the baby ready super fast with that idea!

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  9. It all looks fabulous!! I really like the banners! I am also excited that it is JOY you had this shower for. I only met her a couple times, but that's so awesome that she is gonna be a mama!

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  10. Awesome job! I love the Einstein quote and the storybook banner.

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  11. Thanks for sharing this idea, I loved it - books are a timeless gift! It looks like a lot of fun!

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  12. Fab!!! I may have to pinch that quote!

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  13. What a special baby shower! I just love that banner.

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  14. I wanted to do a library themed welcome baby party because I originally wasn't going to be having a baby shower, but then I found out my sister-in-law and mom were throwing me a surprise shower. So I don't know if I'm going to do a welcome baby party now, because everyone will have just gone to my baby shower. But oh well. My sis-in-law decided on a monster theme for my shower, so that should be cute.

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