My Baby Shower!!

This past weekend my BFF threw me a book-themed baby shower.  Because she lives on the other side of Dallas from me and the majority of the invitees we decided to have the shower at my house, and it was PERFECT.  People loved getting a sneak peek at the nursery, and when it was all said and done all we had to do was carry the gifts upstairs! But enough of that logic and on to the amazing shower!

WARNING: this post is going to be total picture overload… bear with me!

When I got back to the house (I had been banished so they could transform it), a wreath they had made greeted us at the door:

Baby Shower wreath |

I think I’m going to add a letter to it and take it to the hospital to hang on our door when baby girl is born! It is so cute! I arrived at the house with my mom about 10 minutes before everyone else, so I got to wander around and check out the decor.  It was a child’s book themed party, so there were nod’s to kid’s books everywhere!

Baby Shower |

I get to keep most of the decor, so you’ll see some of these things hung on baby girl’s walls in the nursery very soon! The picture below on the left has book spines printed out, as well as copies of Mother Goose and some other kid’s books lying around on tables.

Book Themed Baby Shower |


The pennant bunting was a DIY project made from pictures from children’s books, which was precious!  The whole room was ready for guests, I loved the attention to detail everywhere and how much thought was put into the whole party!

Book Themed Baby Shower |

For food we had lots of my favorites: fruit, cheese & crackers, Paradise Bakery cookies, animal crackers and funfetti dip, and Nothing Bundt Cakes.  (if you aren’t familiar with Nothing Bundt Cakes… you should become familiar… they are A-MAZING).
Baby Shower |

And to drink we had cute baby bottles with straws and tea or strawberry lemonade to go in them:


And because baby girl is going to need TONS of hairbands, we had a crafting station where everyone got to make a headband or two for baby girl.  I’ve previously blogged about this idea for a shower and I still LOVE it! I first saw it at my friend Lauren’s shower in Little Rock, and was so excited that this little treat made it into my shower! Baby girl has some pretty amazing headbands after this weekend!

Here was the setup:

DIY Headband Station |

And some of the final results:

DIY Headband Station |

She made two display towers to put them on when complete (and even had tags so I know who made them and for what age!).  The display towers are just paper towel rolls wrapped in fabric and put on wide candle holders, but they were SUCH a cute way to display them!!

Can you tell I had both Jayhawks and Aggies at the party?? Baby girl is going to have good headbands for both football and basketball season!

DIY Headband Station |

The other crafting activity was to put your finger print on her tree so she can have a tree of all of the people who came to her shower!


The only game (I made her promise no cheesy baby shower games!) we played was a game to see if you could come up with the alternate title of the children’s book.  So “Pretty Girl Slumbering” was Sleeping Beauty and so on…

Such a fun game and you’d be surprised how hard they are to figure out! Then of course we opened presents:


Instead of a card all my friends and family had a craft assignment to do! (Careful it is dangerous to be my friend!!)  They each picked/were assigned a letter to craft/purchase to create an alphabet wall for baby girl’s nursery! One of the things I had seen on pinterest and loved was the wall of letters, so Amy had everyone craft a letter to create her little wall of love! I am so excited that baby girl will have a piece of so many of my friends and family in her nursery and I can’t wait to get it all hung up.  Here are the letters (in no particular order!):


Somehow we only snagged this iPhone photo of me and Amy, but I am so grateful for her friendship and guidance through this whole ‘pregnancy’ thing, since she has kids of her own and has been through the experience!


But I did manage to snag a pic with my mom who flew in for the weekend!


Baby girl is definitely feeling the love after the weekend shower and I am so blessed to have such great friends and family!!


  1. Emily Webster says:

    I wish I could have been there, but it looks like you had a fabulous celebration! We love you so much!

  2. isabel Arana says:

    Que lindo te ha quedado tu decoración,sencilla pero con mucha clase y estilo. Te falicito .Dios permita un buen parto y que pronto pueda ver la carita de tu bebe ,sano y hermoso. cuidate y que en estos momentos reine la calma…salud.!!!

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