Baby Love Story :: Book Themed Baby Shower Theme

This book themed baby shower is full of sweet details. I hope you enjoy them!

This book themed baby shower was full of sweet touches.
Baby showers are a special occasion. Baby shower honoring family? EXTRA special. Here’s a look at the book themed 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!

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.

book themed baby shower

Thank you to all who helped make this day special. 

I hope this book themed baby shower inspires your next event. The details would also work nicely for a book themed wedding or anniversary party using the “love story” line. Happy planning!

Invitations, Styling, and Flowers :: Tori Tait of Thoughtfully Simple
Photography :: Nicole McCoy of Vanilla Sky Photography
Venue :: Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens and Nursery

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25 Comments on Baby Love Story :: Book Themed Baby Shower Theme

    • Tori
      August 27 at 8:40 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you Chris!

  1. Carmen
    August 27 at 7:15 am (3 years ago)

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

    • Tori
      August 27 at 11:18 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks Carmen!

  2. Melissa
    August 27 at 8:53 am (3 years ago)

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

    • Tori
      August 27 at 11:18 am (3 years ago)

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

  3. Kenna
    August 27 at 10:33 am (3 years 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!

    • Tori
      August 27 at 11:20 am (3 years ago)

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

      • Rebecca
        June 24 at 9:09 am (2 years ago)

        can you tell me how you made the book backdrop?

        • Tori
          July 6 at 9:44 am (2 years ago)

          Rebecca, Don’t tell your librarian but I gathered old/damaged books and ripped them in half (so they weren’t as thick) and then just stapled them to a piece of wood.

  4. roni
    August 27 at 12:06 pm (3 years 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.

  5. Courtney
    August 27 at 12:13 pm (3 years ago)

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

  6. Torrie
    August 27 at 12:31 pm (3 years ago)

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

  7. Kristin A.
    August 28 at 12:31 pm (3 years ago)

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

  8. momofagem
    August 28 at 6:00 pm (3 years ago)

    Absolutely cute!

  9. Nichole
    September 3 at 7:02 pm (3 years 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!

  10. Ariel Nathan
    September 8 at 8:46 am (3 years 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!


  11. Carrie Harris
    September 12 at 7:47 am (3 years ago)

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

  12. Aleah and Nick
    September 25 at 8:51 pm (3 years ago)

    Totally adorable!

  13. Olga
    May 20 at 1:51 pm (2 years ago)

    Can you share how you did book background? how was it attached

    • Tori
      May 20 at 2:14 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Olga! I stapled the books to a piece of plywood using a staple gun. (shhhh don’t tell the librarian).

  14. Julia
    February 9 at 12:49 pm (1 year ago)

    Absolutely love this! are you available for hire? I’m in Texas and throwing my sisters Shower there in SoCal!

  15. Emma
    March 21 at 11:55 am (1 year ago)

    Beautiful!! Where did you get the canvas and bookmarks from?!

  16. Wendy
    July 8 at 9:09 am (11 months ago)

    Wooden base from center pieces? Oh my….so in love !😩❤️

    • Tori
      July 10 at 5:32 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Wendy! They are from!