Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Book Themed Baby Shower Brunch

"I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living my baby you'll be" - Robert Munsch

So excited to share with you our Book Themed Baby Shower Brunch for Baby Lena in corals, pinks and blues.  The mom to be (aka my oldest daughter) is a book lover and so it's the dad to be. We put together 6 book themed tables for the shower with some of the mom to be's favorite books (and 1 movie!) and used the color blue which is her favorite in a girly and cute way to make this lovely occasion all in honor of the mom to be and her joy for welcoming her Baby Lena.

Vintage Books and Drawers by Sisters Vintage Rentals

Guestbook Table with a combination of peach, coral, pink and blue shades.
  The guests signed a copy of Berenstain Bears's 'New Baby' Book as keepsake for the parents.  This table was a welcoming to the celebration and a great chance to add the theme and feel of what the guests will find through the event. It included books and votives for decor and a beautiful Apple Stack Cake with 'Where The Wild Things Are' fondant toppers by NikkiIkkin Sugar Studio . Cakepops by Sweet Whimsy Shop on the colors of the shower were topped with the cutest baby shower cutouts from Pop of Happy.  

Lena's library sign is in watercolor and handpainted by Eye Candy Creative Studio
Pompom Flowers by Pop of Happy and a tassel garland in the event colors as a statement to the flowers and picture frames decorating the table is from The Flair Exchange

Our 6 guest tables were styled each with a different book themed in mind.
  Harry Potter is up first!

Suitcases, and birdcage from Sisters Vintage Rentals. Print by Printable Quirks,
 Cookie Favors by KJ Cookies on striped plates from Shop Sweet Lulu.

Harry Potter rag doll by Mom Upcycles Shop and onesies from Scouts Boo Tique

We borrowed the books we didn't own from our local library, which we happen to love!  It's always a great opportunity to find the books we need with a visit to a Knox County Library and then take them back for someone else to enjoy.  Love the opportunities, imagination and the places a book can take you and glad we're passing this love on to our sweet Baby Lena.

This next table is inspired on the book 'Sleep Like A Tiger'.

Mom to be adores Tigers, and it's the reason why you might see quite a few through out the styling. Finding this particular book and including it in our tables was amazing!  A great read by the way!

Vintage Drawers from Sisters Vintage Rentals. Baby Napping sign by Handcrafted Brunette. Wooden Stands by Unpolished and Pretty. Cookie Favors by KJ Cookies with tags from
 Shop Sweet Lulu. Crown by Beyond Enchantment. Jammies are Carters from JCPenney.

Kiki's Delivery Service is rather an anime movie than a book but is surely a favorite in our favorite.  So much we've had a whole shoot just on Kiki before you can check it out here.

Printable design from Pen & Paper Flowers. Flower Jar by Just Add Glitter by Marla. Cookies from KJ Cookies with bags from Shop Sweet Lulu.

Now, you'll see which one is my favorite!  LOVED working with this 'Where The Wild Things Are' book theme.  It's adorable!

Diaper Cake by Love Strung Shop , Cookies by NikkiIkkin Sugar Studio, Custom Sign by Country Bliss Designs , Prints by Casey Joan Design, Cakepops by Shop Sweet Whimsy with bags, straws and wooden confetti from Shop Sweet Lulu. And custom colors jar by Just Add Glitter by Marla.
Stands from Unpolished & Pretty and Pick Your Plum. 'Where The Wild Things Are' clothes from Target.

Next is Pooh, and mom to be prefers the Classic which is lovely.
  We had ourselves a Hundred Acre Wood table. 

Onesie and Burping Cloths by grandmasbabyboutique. Hundred Acre Wood sign by Prims n Posies. Bee Cookies by Crafted Cookies. Custom Jar by Just Add Glitter by Marla.

These lovely honey pot favors from Kate Aspen are absolutely adorable and so perfect for sweet baby showers.  We styled ours with tissue and shredded paper tucked into these cute white boxes from Shop Sweet Lulu.

Madeline is another one of our tables and I loved that KJ Cookies made our cookies with these particular icon page of Madeline's stories going to the zoo, and we had them on the white favor bags from Shop Sweet Lulu

'To the tiger at the zoo, Madeline just said "Pooh-Pooh".'

The cute onesie with Lena's name is from Petal and Twig Felt.
Bib from Carolyns Classics.

MJ Tabush made the cutest tiny chocolate cookies topped in fondant with four different book themes that we used as prizes for the games.  They are inspired on 'The Giving Tree', 'Where The Wild Things Are', 'Hundred Acre Wood' and 'Harry Potter'.

Diaper Cake Table with Cotton Candy (a mom to be's craving!) and Cookies for Favors.
Cotton Candy from The Cotton Candy Confectionery. Cookies by Better Bit of Butter matched our Floral Invitation from Minted.

It's a girl topper by Go Against The Grain

The Gift Table also had a theme. 'The Giving Tree' was our theme and we kept the colors on a blue and coral scheme rather than the usual green and red. Sisters Vintage Rentals helped made that happen by illustrating the book cover on their beautiful vanity top chalkboard to which we added pops of colors with paper flowers by Paperflora.

We had plenty of 'apples' including cute litte apple cookies by KJ Cookies as take home favors for our guests in these lovely rustic favor boxes from Kate Aspen

"And so the boy climbed up the tree and gathered her apples and carried them away. And the tree was happy" - Shel Silverstein

Biscuit Bar, Donut Bar and Coffee Bar


Huge thank you for Kate Aspen for working on this lovely set up with us! 
Loved the idea of using theirbotanical flower frames for labels on our table and all labeled and handwritten by Eye Candy Creative Studio who also provided us with some tent label designs which we used on Kate Aspen's rustic wood card holders

Custom Napkins from Tiny Prints. Utensils and fruit cups from Shop Sweet Lulu. Wooden Stands by Sweet Display. Signs by Printable Quirks. Toppings Spoons by Sucre Shop.


 A drink menu was also created by our friend Laura at Eye Candy Creative Studio in watercolors.

Vintage Blue Dessert Table

For this Vintage Blue Table I wanted a vintage look created first with a lovely vintage tablecover and then a mix of cakestands and vintage pyrex bowls to display a mix of desserts in a lovely way including baby animals, flowers and cute pink and coral colors to accent the girly blue table.

Custom Napkins from Tiny Prints. Bags and Paper Plates and Wooden Utensils from Shop Sweet Lulu. Garland by Pop of Happy. Jar from Just Add Glitter by Marla. 
Fondant Toppers by Edible Details. Flags from Go Against The Grain. Thumprint Cookies from Rita's Bakery in Knoxville. Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies by Sugar Mama's Bakery. Baby Gingham Cookies by KJ Cookies

Vintage Tablecloth from Snowy Creek Designs. Pyrex Bowls from Trashtiques. Vintage Plates from Hob and Nail. Three Tier Stand from Jazz Hands Company. Vintage Flower Vases from NobHillVintage.

The cake has silhouettes of the characters from the themed tables, Harry Potter, Kiki, Pooh and Piglet, Tigers, and Madeline.  By Regina Long of B&G Catering
We styled in on a book cart with balloons and garlands and the lovely 'Read To Me' banner is by Sweet Georgia Sweet.  I love the combination of colors together.  Mini Balloons are from Shop Sweet Lulu as well as the honeycombs. Stand by Unpolished & Pretty.

Planning, Flowes and Styling here at In Flight Celebrations and Captured by Dana Grace Photography. Linens from All Occasion Party Rentals in Knoxville.

'As soon as I saw you I knew an adventure was going to happen" - POOH