Wednesday, April 11, 2012

My Storybook Baby Shower

This is long overdue, but better late than never!

I am so lucky to have the most thoughtful mommy and sister!  They threw me a storybook shower...literally.  It was a book-themed event, down to every detail.  Here are some of the highlights.

The invitations were made to look like Golden Books.  Everything was inside.

The shower information was printed on library!

Each invitation had a bookmark that explained the wishing well.

Guests were asked to put this label in the book that they brought for the wishing well.

The tables each had antique, glass baby bottles holding baby's breath...get it? 
They also had wooden baby blocks, jars of baby food as candle holders, and printouts of classic children's books. Every seat had a little packet, fastened with a blue diaper pin, with games and spaces to write messages to the baby.

The wishing well was a bed...for all of the bedtime stories...get it?!

I highly recommend My Book About Me.  It's a Dr. Seuss activity book where children learn and write about themselves.  Also, On the Night You Were Born is a great book that you are supposed to bring to the hospital when baby is born.  Everyone there--doctors, nurses, guests--writes a little note to the baby in the book.  Then, you read all of the sweet notes every year on your child's birthday.  It was hard to get people to sign the book, but I am looking forward to reading the notes that we did get on Denver's first birthday. 

The favors were mini books that were actually boxes. Inside was a moon bookmark.
  A candy buffet! ...storybook themed, of course. I am crazy for candy buffets!
One of my very best friends put this together.  She did such an incredible job!
Does the banner look familiar? It hangs over Denver's crib, now.

Each candy matched a classic book title.

Beautiful, right? Everything was incredible.  Isn't it crazy how much thought and time goes into these celebrations, and then they go by so quickly?!  I really tried to take it all in. 
...I miss my bump.  I loved being pregnant!

It was a wonderful day with amazing friends and family.  
And to was all in preparation of this little man.


  1. This looked beautiful. Do you know where I can find the labels?

  2. It seems like a fun-filled celebration! I think this can make a great baby shower theme options. The baby shower decorations may be simple but they look great! Cheers