When I found out my sister was pregnant I knew that I would be planning a baby shower. The pressure was on. A million ideas danced around in my head. I had to pick a theme and then get down to creating. Fortunately, I had a lot of help from my 2 sister-in-laws. I knew that books had a significant place in our hearts, so why not make it a party to build this little boys library! We tried to incorporate classic children’s books into every aspect of the party; invitations, decorating and food. Here are a few things that we included in our library themed baby shower.
The next step was decorating. Even though it broke my heart to do it – I cut apart a second hand book and sewed a super cute book bunting. I used a large Beatrix Potter book that I picked up at a used bookstore for $2. To make the bunting I cut the pages into large triangles. Then I pinned the triangles to a long piece of binding.
Now, the take home gift for each guest was a bag with gummy worms…book worms (sorry, didn’t get a photo of that one). And, we made a bookmark for each guest. I just fell in love with the quotation “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents” by Emilie Buckwald. To print off your own baby shower bookmark simply click the link. They make such a lovely keepsake for book lovers of all ages.
Have you hosted a baby shower before? What theme did you choose?