Vintage Book Theme Baby Shower

Back in August, we had a baby shower for my sweet cousin, Rachel, and the incredibly beautiful baby boy she was adopting. {You need to click over to Rachel’s blog and see sweet baby Bo…he is the cutest thing you will ever lay eyes on. Be prepared to spend hours just staring at his sweet face!}

Cait, my cousin Victoria, Rachel’s friend Katie, and I {and food contributions from our wonderful family!} collaborated to host this vintage book themed baby shower. We thought a book theme shower would be perfect for Rachel since she’s a {former} English teacher and lover of books! It was so much fun working with these girls!

Vintage Book Theme Baby Shower // The Merrythought
Vintage Book Theme Baby Shower // The Merrythought
Vintage Book Theme Baby Shower // The Merrythought
Vintage Book Theme Baby Shower // The Merrythought
Vintage Book Theme Baby Shower // The Merrythought
Vintage Book Theme Baby Shower // The Merrythought
Vintage Book Theme Baby Shower // The Merrythought
Vintage Book Theme Baby Shower // The Merrythought
Vintage Book Theme Baby Shower // The Merrythought
Vintage Book Theme Baby Shower // The Merrythought
Vintage Book Theme Baby Shower // The Merrythought
Vintage Book Theme Baby Shower // The Merrythought
Vintage Book Theme Baby Shower // The Merrythought Vintage Book Theme Baby Shower // The Merrythought
Vintage Book Theme Baby Shower // The Merrythought
Vintage Book Theme Baby Shower // The Merrythought
Vintage Book Theme Baby Shower // The Merrythought
Vintage Book Theme Baby Shower // The Merrythought
Vintage Book Theme Baby Shower // The Merrythought
Vintage Book Theme Baby Shower // The Merrythought
Vintage Book Theme Baby Shower // The Merrythought
fVintage Book Theme Baby Shower // The Merrythought
Vintage Book Theme Baby Shower // The Merrythought
Vintage Book Theme Baby Shower // The Merrythought

Photos by Caitlin McGrath Photography

// Library card invitation I made. Template for the pocket can be found here. // Cait made the sweetest book banner. // Mini baby blocks spelling Bonsa – from Michaels. // We had the shower at my Aunt & Uncle’s farm, down by the pond, and it was a picture perfect place to host a party! // Yummy food made by the hostesses and family. // Mini fruit kabobs – they were on toothpicks and it was the cutest thing! Made by V. // Chicken salad sandwiches – Cait made the star topped toothpicks. Love them. Cait can you just make me an unlimited stash to always have?! // Katie provided drinks with cute tags made from children’s books. Another picture of the amazing book banner. // Sweet Amelia sipping from the baby bottles we used for cups. // The beautiful flower arrangements were made by Kaite {who owns Flower Fields Forever}. They were all in book boxes that she made! // One of the shower we games we played – Rachel had to try to guess the flavor of the baby food that Victoria fed her. So fun! // Our dessert table. // I made Mocha Fudge Cake and a book banner cake topper. // Cait also made book page table runners that you can just barely see sitting under that cupcake – they were so cute! // Book page pinwheel cupcake toppers, made by Cait. // I made S’mores Cupcakes – maybe a recipe post to come soon? – they were a hit. // Vintage books, globes, suitcases and crates were used as props – all brought from our own stashes. // Another picture of the cupcakes and those amazing toothpicks! // The favor table and a circle book page banner made by Cait. // I made mini apple pies in mason jars for the favors, topped with a vintage book page. // Our favor table also had a stash of blank library cards so that guests could write a note to Rachel, Doug and Bo. // Vintage glasses as a prop {you can see one of the book page table runners a little here too}. Cait and I also made bookmarks as favors, inspired by these. // Book page elephant mobile made by my Michael – thanks love!

Such a wonderful party & crew to help pull it off! Congratulations to Rachel & Doug on your baby boy – we’re so blessed to have Bo in our family!

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