This past weekend I was in L.A. to help with my best friend, Crystal’s baby shower. The theme she wanted to do was a storybook theme! If you guys don’t know this about me yet, my work focuses on children’s academic achievement and in particular, literacy development, so any party that has a theme encouraging reading is just perfect to me! Overall, this is really a pretty easy theme to work with whether you want to do it for a baby shower or a birthday party and you don’t have to spend a ton of money on the decor since all you really need to do is print out signs for the food. Most of it will go towards the cost of the food. This shower started at 3pm, so we only made finger foods since it was in between mealtimes which not only makes prep work a lot less painful and it also will save you money.
So, let’s get to some pictures!
For Peter Rabbit, we did a simple veggie tray and served them alongside 3 different kinds of hummus. Ranch dip would also be great to serve.
Please excuse the caramel container. We had a short window to set up at the church hall and people started arriving so we just had to get the caramel on the table!
For the punch, we just mixed Sprite and raspberry sherbet in a nice punch bowl! Pinkalicious!
The centerpieces were also very simple. Books were just wrapped in brown paper bags and stacked and were then topped with some flowers. If you happen to have a lot of children’s books handy, you could probably just skip wrapping the books. We also sprinkled some confetti on the tables around each stack of books and on the food table. Since Crystal doesn’t know the gender of the baby, we used pink and blue confetti.
And here’s one last shot of the happy parents-to-be! Seriously, how adorable are they?!