Happy Monday! I’m finally back to regular posting this week and I’m so excited to share this little Storybook Baby Shower that my sister and I hosted for my cousin over the weekend! This has long been one of my very favorite baby shower themes, so when my cousin requested it, let’s just say that I was more than happy to oblige!
I tend to really stress myself out when it comes to parties, with about a million and one DIY ideas and by the time the party rolls around, I’m too exhausted to enjoy it. What’s the point of that?! I’ve learned that simple works just as well as over-the-top and it makes it so much more enjoyable! So that was the name of the game. Sweet and simple!
I created the invitations, and along with the invitation, we sent a library card bookplate and card pocket for guests to include a little sentiment or wish in their book for the mom-to-be. A free printable version of the invitation, along with the insert and library card bookplate are available HERE!
We set up a desk to greet guests and then hit up my vintage book hoard for a little vignette. We added some flowers, a framed copy of the invitation, and a few extra cards and pockets for anyone who forgot. Then I slid out one of the drawers a bit so guests could place the books in when they arrived.
For the food, we did a little soup bar and salad (including one of my favorite soups EVER). And you can see, the name of the simple decoration game around here, was books and flowers. And confession: I still haven’t put a lot of it away. I could stare at books and flowers all day!
Dessert came together on a total whim and was a total hit. We ended up in sort of a bind with dessert, so I just bought mini-cream puffs from Costco (yep, Costco–no fancy bakery stuff for this girl) and then set out toppings: fudge, salted caramel, homemade raspberry jam, and berry pie filling, with some appetizer picks for dipping. Let’s just say that by the time everyone left, 110 cream puffs had completely disappeared The easiest dessert ever and definitely my new go-to.