22 November 2011

My Two Book Themed Baby Showers Revealed




Collage 1 and 2: The Alice in Wonderland Baby Shower
Decor: Tea cups, pearls, white rabbit, clocks, playing cards,
the Mad Hatter's hat, skeleton keys, flowers, and tea pots
Menu: tea, coffee, and an afternoon tea inspired menu
(tea sandwiches, fruit, cookies, cupcakes, muffins, cake)
Gifts: Supplies and clothes for the baby
Color scheme: pink and white

Collage 3: The Once Upon a Time... Build a Library Baby Shower
Decor: Menu on the spine of books, bookshelf for the baby, book garland
Menu: sweet tea and mini versions of Kentucky themed foods
Gifts: Everyone brought a book for the baby
Color scheme: pink and black

Both showers were totally darling and bookish. I loved them.
The book shower was inspired by Martha Stewart.

74 comments :

  1. Oh those are simply too precious! you must have some truly wonderfully whimsical friends and family to pull it all together for you and whimsy-on-the-way! I could not be happier for you and Mr. Whimsy!

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  2. That is perhaps the coolest and most imaginative baby shower I've ever seen! It's absolutely wonderful--and very fitting for baby Whimsy. :D

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  3. Super creative and oh so cute!! :) Love it!

    ~Amber

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  4. I would have loved either of these! Books for baby? Much better than 20 pink dresses sized 1-3 months!

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  5. Just wonderful! I'm so inspired :D

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  6. Stacy: Ahh thank you. I am blessed with 2 great families that know and appreciate my love.

    Sandy, TV, Amber, and Belle: Thank you :)

    BookDragon: Exactly :)

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  7. Oh my gosh, what wonderful baby showers! I love the idea of using a bookish theme!

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  8. OMG how cute and fun baby showers for you :) love the themes.

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  9. What a wonderful idea!! A baby book shower. I'd never heard of that. Simply awesome! Both showers look absolutely lovely, though. :)

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  10. Such fun! Both look very beautiful. I like the themes. :)

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  11. These pictures are so ridiculously cute! Love everything about them, and can't wait to see her bookshelves - what a lucky little girl! ;)

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  12. This is so you! How cute?! I love it.
    Glad you had such a wonderful shower :)

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  13. How absolutely perfect and adorable! Can't wait to see her bookshelf! What a lucky little girl to be introduced to the wonderful world of literature so early!

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  14. Wow! Incredible. These pictures are absolutely gorgeous. I am so happy for you :)

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  15. What lovely baby showers! I adore how the menu is on the spine of the books - fantastic idea :)

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  16. Wow those are amazing! Looks like some great planning went into it! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  17. Oh my goodness! How completely adorable! I love that you have an Alison Jay book now! I love her take on Alice in Wonderland and I'm sure your little one will as well. Love this!!! I can't wait to see what books you recieved! :o)

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  18. Okay, ma'am...I have been completely out of the loop. *hangs head in shame* I had no idea you were expecting a baby Whimsy! Congrats to you! You had the most wonderful baby showers given for you. Absolutely lovely!

    Juju, thank you for being so loyal to me, even though I haven't been the best in the past few months about visiting. I really appreciate it...more than you know. =O) I hope you really enjoy the fun at The Christmas Spirit this year!

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  19. They looked beautiful. The colors and design are lovely! I hope you had a good time and Baby Whimsy got a lot of good stuff to help her or him along in this world!

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  20. Thanks so much for sharing the pictures, these look amazing!

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  21. Oh my goodness, I LOVE both themes! The second one has got to be the most creative theme for a baby shower I've seen. I love that everyone brought books for Baby Whimsy. Thanks for sharing photos!

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  22. SO FUN!!! Both showers looked beautiful and so very, very creative, thanks for sharing Juju! Love those teacups:)

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  23. I love baby showers, they did a great job on both, yaaaay.

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  24. Was this your baby shower?? Oh my goodness how freaking adorable...I LOVE it. Do you know what your your having yet....I see a lot of PINK...:D

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  25. Bermuda, Julie5, Bluerose, Nina, Sarah Brazen, Jenny Girl, Melissa, Christina, Steph, YA, Cari, Jade, Ruth, Penelope, Jenny Snark, Marce, and Jill: Thanks ladies *hugs* The brilliant Martha Stewart helped with the theme of the second shower: (http://www.marthastewart.com/341491/a-book-themed-baby-shower/@center/276963/baby-shower-ideas)

    1st daughter: Good eye! :) The art in that book blew me away. :) And I really liked that her version seemed more tame.

    Michelle: *smile* No worries. Yes we're expecting and thank you so much for your congratulations :)

    Oh and *hugs* thank you for your thank you! That is very sweet of you to notice and mention it.

    Tina: *smile* From my two showers :) Thank you so much. And yes it's a girl. *smile* I announced the sex back when we were name shopping (http://www.talesofwhimsy.com/2011/10/whimsy-updates-soon-we-will-be-3.html). Luckily, we've decided. That too will be revealed soon.

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  26. How sweet and fun your you and little Baby Whimsy...

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  27. How absolutely wonderful. What wonderful friends/family you have!

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  28. Patty and Christa: Thanks :)

    Regina: I sure do :) Thank you!

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  29. Juju, these themes are gorgeous! How wonderful that you have such creative people in your life who know you so well.

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  30. how sweet and fun. I'd like to send baby whimsy a book if you wouldn't mind. contact me at theriverdaughter at gmail dot com

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  31. Gmr: Thanks :)

    Kaye: Mind? No way! I'm super touched :) Thank you!

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  32. I LOVE it! All the themes look magical! =D

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  33. That's brilliant! So whimsical and fun; I bet you got some great books and gifts for baby whimsy. :)

    Thanks for sharing!

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  34. JBL: Thanks :) I did get some really fun books :)

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  35. Oh! How fun and charming! You are so creative Mrs. Whimsy :) The food sounds delightful. Love sweet tea. Can't wait to see the bookshelf!

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  36. Woah! At first I thought these were pictures that you found on the internet of baby showers that they might showcase in a actual magazine. To say that I'm impressed would be putting it mildly! And hurray for having books already for the baby!

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  37. Aylee: Ahhhhh thanks :D What an awesome compliment!

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  38. Absolutely adorable and totally YOU!!!

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  39. These are awesome photos and I'm sort of jealous of your amazing showers! Alice in Wonderland theme? JEALOUS! She's my favourite. Everything is so pretty and I love the idea of a shower where you build the baby's library! Baby Whimsy will be so well read as she gets older!

    Wonder if I can convince my friends to throw me a shower where they each bring me a book? Wait, I think that's call a birthday, right? Hmm. I need to work a shower in there somehow yet skip the having a baby part. ;)

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    1. LOL :) But hey you may be on to something. A book themed birthday party would be fun!

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  40. What a perfect theme for Baby Whimsy! Looks like they were wonderful parties! :)

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  41. Beautiful pictures! It looks like you were truly showered with love.

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    1. I was thank you ;) That's a perfect way to put it.

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  42. How precious!!!!!!!!! Love it and can't wait for the little bundle!!!

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  43. this is absolutely too adorable for words! i'm hiring you for all my party needs!

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  44. Awe! So precious ♥ & what a fabulous idea for a shower theme. I love it!

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  45. You're making me want to get pregnant just to have an excuse for a shower like that! :)

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  46. Lovely! The clock cake is amazing.

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  47. Wow! I missed out on this post. I've only gotten around to visiting today :/ These are so lovely, Juju!! So very exciting! Have fun!

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  48. I love love love the Build a Library shower idea! Both look like they were pretty amazing showers.

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    1. Thank you! It was sooo nice getting books for the baby :)

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  49. Oh my goodness, how CUTE! You have some great family/friends if they threw both of these for you. How far along are you these days? I need an update! :) xo

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    1. Ahhh thanks :) I am blessed with some amazing family :)
      My little one was born on the 13th :)

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  50. I know this is an older post Juju but I just stumbled upon it now! What an excellent idea - I love the Alice in Wonderland theme! Which one did you end up going with in the end?

    Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

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    1. These are actually pictures from both of my showers. One was done in my hometown where I no longer live but all my family is (Alice/Shower 1) and the other was done by my inlaw family in my current town (Once Upon a Time/Shower 2).

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