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Books & Bows Baby Shower (40 photos)


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The Books & Bows Baby Shower...

Invitations were a wedding invitation kit from Target that we embellished with a custom designed library card and book print bow. All items printed on home computer. The RSVP cards from the kit were turned into adorable Thank You cards for the new mommy. Guests were asked to bring a book in lieu of a card.

The welcome wreath on the front gate was made of coffee filters.

One of my favorite decor items that really pulled the theme together was the book page runners. The runners were placed on custom cut burlap to give them extra pop. Inspiration came from the Style Me Pretty New York blog:

Books wrapped with Paper Source paper in different shades of pinks, floral, polka dot, and gold glitter patterns were used as centerpieces. Small mercury glass vases were scattered amongst the books with hydrangea and pink garden roses. On the buffet table a silver ice bucket and sugar dish were used as vases.

Custom napkin rings were made from pink book spine tape, flower die-cuts, and die-cut bows out of book paper.

The Book Page Cake that was so sweetly displayed on our dessert table was inspired by

Coffee filter garland and cheesecloth made for a beautiful canopy over the luncheon tables. Pamela Garrison inspired the garland:

Book House...whimsical books hung from a tree along with paper lanterns with pink ribbons flowing from the bottom. Book pages were cut out of the cover then rolled leaving a lip and stapled, rolls were then glued into the cover in a cascading design.

Book Title Scramble - The game was printed on cute stationary from Anthropologie and golf pencils were attached by polka dotted paper tape. The games were placed at each guest’s place setting. Thanks to Pink Tea for this great game idea:

Advice & Well Wishes - Guests wrote advice and well wishes on library cards using custom pens that had been wrapped in book paper. Each card was inserted into the book that the guest had brought to the shower. This way Mommy and daughter will forever have the sweet little note during story time.

Bow Making - Guests seemed to really enjoy the bow making station that was setup. Guests were asked to make a bow for Baby McClellan and tag with their name. A "Brainstorming Station" was setup using the iPad for people who needed inspiration. Once bows were complete there was a special pink glittered clothespin line so all could see.

Party Favor - Cute bow earrings from Forever 21 that were displayed on DIY bookmarks. The bookmarks were made out of designer file folders and embellished with glitter and twin. Erasers were used to display the bookmarks.

For beverages we served a Rose Prosecco (Secco Italian Bubbles), sparkling pink lemonade, and ice tea.
We served bow tie pasta, chicken salad flower sandwiches, Waldorf salad, Greek rollups, and quiche. For dessert there were cake balls, macaroons, and mini berry cups.


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