I LOVE to plan parties, and a few weeks ago I got to throw a baby shower for my sister-in-law. She is due any day now and I am very excited to have another adorable nephew! I have nicknamed him Tadpole and I decided that it would be fun to host a book shower to stock his nursery with baby books. Where the Wild Things Are was a treasured favorite for my Hub-Hub and his brothers when they were young, so I decided to use this book for the theme of the shower. It was great fun!
My other sister-in-law helped me decorate the wall behind the food table to look like the jungle in the book! Pretty convenient that I already have green walls in my kitchen! 🙂 They fit right in with the theme.
I put balloons along the pathway to my side of the duplex we live in so everyone would know right where to go for the party.
This Where the Wild Things are wreath welcomed guests to the party.
How cute is this Welcome Baby sign! It was left over from Mr. Nephew’s shower this winter! I did not make it, but I sure was glad to use it. 🙂
I will talk more about this changing table in another blog post, but we used Tadpole’s changing table to store all the gifts. Look at all the cool books he got!
- Chicken sandwiches
- Mini Fruit Pizzas
- Crackers and Dip
- Cream Cheese Mints
- Jello Sailboats
The individual fruit pizzas were a big hit! I made some of them gluten free for some of my family members and even they turned out great. I just used sugar cookie dough for the crust and made a homemade glaze. I chose the fruit to coordinate with the colors of the shower.
I think my favorite food items were the jello sailboats! I saw a picture of these on pinterest and I just knew I HAD to make them! (I tried to find a source for the pin but I didn’t have much luck…. Sorry!) We took these treats a step further and gave each of the boats a name. We had the S.S. Mommy, the S.S. Max, the S.S. Monster, etc.
Here is the lovely Mommy-to-be with her cake! My mom is a professional cake decorator and I asked her to make a cake for the shower. She has this really sweet cake pan in the shape of a book that I knew would be perfect!
We ate food, played some wild games, and showered Mommy and Tadpole with gifts. Much fun was had by all! I sent each of the guests home with a favor box filled with cream cheese mints. I made them out of – you guessed it – book pages! So fun!
Thank you to everyone who helped me out with the shower! I had such a fun time planning it and I am very grateful to those who helped me put it all together!
If you want to see anymore cute ideas for baby showers, I have a whole bunch of them in my Pinterest Board – Baby Shower Ideas.
Check out my next post for details on the bright blue chaning table and the gift I made for Tadpole! 🙂