Now that I have shared the food from the shower, I am excited to share the decor. I broke this particular post into groups of pictures which will have an explanation that follows each. At the bottom of the post, I will also include all the vendor information for the various items we used throughout the shower. Above you see the mantle which my mom was mainly responsible for. She used inspiration from this source
to create the frame to hang pictures of the parents to be. She displayed baby photos of Brian and Dawn, and added some books plus the bear. She framed a Once Upon a Time subway art in a white frame. I made the tissue pom-poms using the colors of the shower, blue, orange, and lime green using from Martha Stewart.
My mom has recently become a whiz at using her software Creative memories to create various invitations. We ran with the bookworm and placed him throughout the shower. We also asked the guests to bring a book for baby B to help build his library. Each guest was also sent a library insert to write a little message inside the book they brought. For favors, we did a moleskine notebook with a little tag and assorted pens. Also displayed was Dr. Suess’s book, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, guests were also asked to take home swedish fish in clear baggies. In the center of this collage is a board which my mom constantly updates in her kitchen. She printed out the quote from Emilie Buchwald, “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents” to display.
The wreath on the front door was probably one of my favorite decor items, my mom created it using the same fabric she had bought for the table runners. She is incredibly talented and is the reason why we pulled off this shower. She used her cricut to cut out the vinyl letters. The flowers were made out of book pages and she found several Golden Books at an antique store to add some more pizzazz to it. She also sewed the table runners using a heated transfer of the bookworm. My mom was so prepared that she even had a sign and a book for the bathroom. The bookworm was created out of paper lanterns that my mom found for cheap. She just hot glued them together and then attached the head of the worm.
I hope you enjoyed reading about our little bookworm shower, I can’t wait until the little guy arrives!
Library pockets and cards: Lakeshore Learning
(they are available in smaller packs for $2.99 for 25)