Monday, October 20, 2014

Vintage Baby Book Shower

I've been trying to upload these photos for weeks, so apologies for the delay. Below are some photos from the baby shower we threw Amy recently. Amy loves being cozy and comfy and so we decided on a Bedtime Story theme and primarily used vintage books as inspiration for the decor and menu. I'm not sure how this happened, but I have ZERO photos of the actual party. Super embarrassing. 

Here were the invitations. We bought vintage Little Golden Books as the base:
Then my sister in law designed these adorable book wraps for the invite text, which I sealed with a bit of gold Washi tape in the back. I wrapped in kraft paper and postage was surprisingly inexpensive.

All the invites before I wrapped them:

My food photos are only so so. Here are the adorable Goodnight Moon-pies that Heidi made from scratch:
We served the moon pies with a (It Looked Like Spilt) milk bar (Amy loves herself some whole milk like no one I know). I ordered the tiny vintage milk glasses from Etsy and already owned the large milk containers from a previous event. The backdrop is pages from vintage books mixed with baby photos of Dave and Amy:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Fruit Salad that Kristin made:
Peter Rabbit's Garden Veggies, which we served in tiny clay pots with hummus in the bottom:

A little Secret Garden alcove:
For favors, Darrah made Monster Cookies and we decorated this little table with pennants cut from the Where the Wild Things Are. My sister in law designed the stickers and food labels.

Heidi made the most amazing blueberry lemon cake (Amy used to love the book Blueberries for Sal as a kid). I saw this tiny book banner on Pinterest and copied it and it turned out pretty well:

Above is Peach Pear Plum Punch:
Vintage book decorations:

Oh! And we also served Madeline's French cheeses with baguette and crackers. Sometimes I just eat stinky cheese with sour cherry jam from Met Market on baguette for lunch; it's my favorite thing to put on a cheese platter these days.

and lastly, a close up of the tiny books I made because I am apparently super proud: 


heidio said...

Man, that was a cute party. I'm glad you put up pictures. :)

Amy W. said...

You ladies are too much - this was indeed the CUTEST party.

sandralbruton said...

It sure does look like a party Amy would love!