Tori has always loved books.
I still have the memories embedded in my mind of her, as a small child, perched on a chair surrounded by her many stuffed animals and reading them a bed time story.
Therefore, what better theme could we have chosen than a . . .
STORY BOOK SHOWER
IT BEGAN WITH THE LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK INVITATIONS
AND THEN I JUST PLAYED UP THE THEME TO ALL ENDS
TABLE TOPS AND SETTINGS
I chose to stay with the blue and gold colors of the “Little Golden Book” with the table settings by using blue and yellow plates, yellow table toppers, and centerpieces to match the theme. The bottles were accented with ‘Little Golden Book” print and blue straws. On each plate the guest were given a homemade journal (also done in blue, or yellow) with a name plate on it, which read “This book belongs to ____________, from Baby Locke.
THE BANNER I MADE USING LEFT OVER PAPER FROM THE JOURNALS AND COPIES OF LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK COVERS.
THEN WE WENT TO WORK CREATING THE BACKYARD SURROUNDING TO LOOK LIKE A BOOKSTORE OR STORY TELLING LAND.
USING BOOKSHELVES TO DISPLAY FAVORITE CHILDREN’S BOOK AND STUFFED ANIMALS
(Big thank you to fellow book lover and friend Melia for providing many of the books and animals).
ANOTHER DISPLAY WITH TREATS THAT GO ALONG WITH FAVORITE BOOKS
CAN’T FORGET THE POPCORN BOOK AND TREAT
THE OTHER DISPLAY HAD NEW BOOK ENDS (from Grandma Trina), VINTAGE ABC BLOCKS, AND THE CHALKBOARD which read, “Please fill out a library card telling Baby Locke why this is your favorite book”. Each guest filled out a card throughout the evening and then Tori placed it in their book. What a treasure this will be for years and years to come.
CAN’T FORGET THE FOOD
I TRIED TO STICK TO THE THEME HERE AS WELL
“THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR” SANDWICH (made by Melia and Katie)
“JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH” PEACH BRUSCHETTA’S (made by Deanne)
“BLUE BERRIES FOR SAL” BLUE BERRY TARTS (made by Lori)
WE ALSO HAD PINK MACAROONS TO GO WITH “PINKALICIOUS”
A SALAD WITH LOTS OF FRESH VEGI’S TO GO ALONG WITH “I WILL NEVER, NOT EVER EAT A TOMATO” AND CHICKEN KABOBS TO GO ALONG WITH “CHICKEN LITTLE”
BEST PART OF THE EVENING,
THE GATHERING OF INCDREDIBLE FRIENDS
AND ENJOYING THE SHOWERING PART
(take notice of the incredibe darling quilt made by Deanne which Tori is rocking on)
We thought it was a perfect way to end the evening by having Tori read one of her favorite childhood books.
THANK YOU TO ALL MY WONDERFUL WONDERFUL FRIENDS, TORI AND I FEEL TRULY LOVED.
*TO MY BLOGGING FRIENDS, THANK’S FOR DROPPING BY, HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!
*The chalkboard art was created by the ever so talented Katie Locke.