This Vintage Storybook Baby Shower included so many wonderful details starting with the handmade invites with stamped linen, burlap, twine, and buttons. We decided on a color palette of earthy tones – tan, white, creams and browns which were the perfect combination for this fall shower.
We found children’s storybooks dating back to the 1940′s from local thrift shops and used them as decoration throughout the tablescapes. We even took pages from one of the books and made book page garland and paper pinwheels which accented the gift table and vases!
Burlap table runners and ribbon complemented the white clothed tables, elements of wood, amber glass, and white milk glass added a chic design and were the perfect combination for the vintage décor and rustic flair. We used simple white flowers such as hydrangeas, baby’s breath, and roses to fill the vases and tissue pom-poms hung from the ceiling which helped bring in the color scheme of the event. We incorporated more elements of burlap into the shower by making a burlap flag banner that featured the baby’s name stenciled in black paint on linen squares.
A self-served bar was featured which included “An Apple a Day” Spiced Apple Tea and “Peter, Peter” Pumpkin Pie Spiked Punch. Brown and White craft paper straws added that special touch to the cocktail beverages. Brown craft paper wrapped books displayed the menu which was as charming as it was tasty. Each menu item featured a storybook name - “Mother Goose” Brie Tartlets with Grape Relish, “Pat a cake, Pat a …” Snickerdoodle Cake with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Buttercream, “Three Little Pigs” Bacon Chutney,“Jack be Nimble” Chilled Pumpkin Soup – just to name a few!
The guest loved the activity that was featured at the shower – a Onesie Station!!! What a great way to involve your guests and your mom-to-be walks away with memorable onesies for her sweet baby! This onesie station included both iron on appliques and paint & stencils to give guest an option on their creativity outlet. The sign displayed at the station read – “Make a Onesie for Baby Truitt as he begins his chapter in life”…another great detail to tie the activity back to the overall Storybook theme!
And talk about a Happily Ever After favor – the guest take away for this shower was homemade pumpkin bread baked in mason jars! The jars were adorned with burlap and tied with a storybook page label.
This shower was bursting with vintage charm and had a happy ending!!!