Baby Love Story :: Baby Shower Theme

book themed baby showerBaby showers are a special occasion. Baby shower honoring family? EXTRA special. Here’s a look at a baby shower I hosted to help celebrate the arrival of a new baby niece; she’ll be here soon and we are over the moon about it!

book themed baby shower

The theme just sort of happened. The mom-to-be loves reading and knew she wanted to incorporate children’s books into the shower somehow. I know her personal style of romantic with a touch of vintage and just put it all together. Baby Love Story was born.

book themed baby shower

The venue was magical. I recently discovered this great picnic spot and turns out they put on one fabulous event too. From the setting, to the food, to the service, I couldn’t have been more pleased.

book themed baby shower

The rows of reclaimed wood farm tables set the stage for a wonderful place to serve guests lunch.

baby shower book theme

book themed baby shower

The lush greenery lent itself nicely to this outdoor shower. Here, a canvas print (inspired by the invitation) serves as decor and will later be used in the baby’s room.

book themed baby shower

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a sneak peek at the flowers and centerpieces. They were just perfect.

book themed baby shower - flowers

Table runners were made from old book pages.

book themed baby shower - flowers

book themed baby shower - flowers

Fresh peaches added a brilliant pop of coral color to each centerpiece.

book themed baby shower - flowers

book themed baby shower - flowers

book themed baby shower - favors

Favors were set at each seat … wooden bookmarks printed with the watercolor coral heart from the invitations.

book themed baby shower

Each guests brought a favorite children’s book for baby and we displayed them in wooden crates to make a mini bookshelf.

book themed baby shower

book themed baby shower

The dessert buffet was my favorite element of the shower. The backdrop dripped vintage book pages and the buffet was the perfect way to display desserts for guests to enjoy.

book themed baby shower

book themed baby shower

A closer look at the sweets.

book themed baby shower

Desserts were served while mom-to-be opened gifts.

book themed baby shower

In this pretty vintage upholstered chair.

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book themed baby shower

 

Thank you to all who helped make this day special.

Invitations, Styling, and Flowers :: Tori Tait of Thoughtfully Simple

Photography :: Nicole McCoy of Vanilla Sky Photography

Venue :: Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens and Nursery

Vintage Furniture :: Heirlooms Rentals

 

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17 Comments on Baby Love Story :: Baby Shower Theme

    • Tori
      August 27, 2014 at 8:40 am (2 months ago)

      Thank you Chris!

      Reply
  1. Carmen
    August 27, 2014 at 7:15 am (2 months ago)

    Oh my! This is so gorgeous. I really love the unexpected color palette of peach & plum. Great job!

    Reply
    • Tori
      August 27, 2014 at 11:18 am (2 months ago)

      Thanks Carmen!

      Reply
  2. Melissa
    August 27, 2014 at 8:53 am (2 months ago)

    Such a beautiful shower! Love the soft colors and the decor is fabulous!

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    • Tori
      August 27, 2014 at 11:18 am (2 months ago)

      Melissa, inspired by the nursery! She’s going to have one gorgeous room :)

      Reply
  3. Kenna
    August 27, 2014 at 10:33 am (2 months ago)

    Gorgeous shower, what a lucky momma-to-be! (Almost made me want another baby so I could have another shower!) My favorite part is the open book backdrop- love the dimension it adds! So creative!

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    • Tori
      August 27, 2014 at 11:20 am (2 months ago)

      Thank you Kenna! This backdrop could work for so many occasions (bridal shower, graduation party, book club, anniversary “love story”)!

      Reply
  4. roni
    August 27, 2014 at 12:06 pm (2 months ago)

    what a beautiful event. Like they say “its all in the detail” and you went beyond the details. The backdrop was to die for,, and those table runners,,, oh my,, the flowers, the venue,, all so perfect. Congrats to you, and to the future mom to be.

    Reply
  5. Courtney
    August 27, 2014 at 12:13 pm (2 months ago)

    Everything was absolutely gorgeous……Magical day!
    Thank you so much!

    Reply
  6. Torrie
    August 27, 2014 at 12:31 pm (2 months ago)

    Tori you are amazing at what you do.. I love it.

    Reply
  7. Kristin A.
    August 28, 2014 at 12:31 pm (2 months ago)

    Tori! This is beautiful!! It’s magical and those floral pieces are gorgeous! That venue turned out perfectly too. Amazing job. bravo!

    Reply
  8. momofagem
    August 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm (2 months ago)

    Absolutely cute!

    Reply
  9. Nichole
    September 3, 2014 at 7:02 pm (2 months ago)

    What a gorgeous shower! My sister is due very soon with a girl, and we threw a book themed tea party. I had just closed on a house the week before and was a bit of a mad person, and so we opted for a more simple party at a tea room. Now, I wish I had gone all out; this shower is stunning!

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  10. Ariel Nathan
    September 8, 2014 at 8:46 am (2 months ago)

    This party is absolutely breathtaking! From the book page center piece to the color palette – every picture was eye candy! Love what you do and can’t wait to follow along!

    XO,
    Ariel

    Reply
  11. Carrie Harris
    September 12, 2014 at 7:47 am (1 month ago)

    This is absolutely stunning. I’d want to go to this party and never, ever leave!

    Reply

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