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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