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Posted by nortonsflorist on May 11, 2022 | Last Updated: June 28, 2022 Baby Shower Baby Shower Flowers Baby Shower Gifts Baby Shower Themes Floral Gifts Flower Gifts Flowers

Storybook Baby Shower Tips, Ideas, Decor, & Flowers

Hosting a storybook-themed baby shower is a great way to celebrate the many fun and sentimental times the mom-to-be will have reading to her new baby. Here at Norton’s Florist, we love being a part of these big life moments and sharing our ideas and experience to make any celebration a unique and memorable occasion. From flowers and centerpieces to decor ideas and more, we share our best ideas for throwing baby showers based on popular children’s storybooks.

Flowers & Decor to Match Your Favorite Baby Books

Where the Wild Things Are

“Let the wild rumpus start” and transform your party venue into the “forest that grew and grew” with a Where the Wild Things Are baby shower. Use lush greenery as table runners, centerpieces, and even hanging vines or branches. Place flowering plants like birds of paradise, orchids, and peace lilies around the room for a tropical, forest-like look. Succulents in wooden vases or on top of tree stumps will make brilliant centerpieces and table flowers. For those looking for more Wild Things, yellow blooms like daffodils, daisies, or roses can represent the Wild Things’ yellow eyes.

The Rainbow Fish

For a whimsical and beautiful baby shower theme, choose The Rainbow Fish. Include plenty of decor to match the jewel-like colors on the fish and deep blue to make it appear like the fish is swimming around the room. Include an image of the fish with his beautiful shimmering scales and bright colors, not to mention his ocean friends, like the little blue fish, starfish, and octopus. Choose gorgeous flowers in rich colors such as dark pink roses, purple tulips, green mums, and blue larkspur to replicate the colors from the book and for an outstanding focal point. Don’t forget the most critical detail, silver sparkles, and sequins! Incorporate them into your decor or enhance floral arrangements and centerpieces by selecting the silver vases.

Goodnight Moon

Perhaps the biggest bedtime classic of them all, Goodnight Moon is a story that presents many details you can recreate for an adorable baby shower. A single red balloon, balls of yarn, and the moon are a few icons to use in your shower. Blue and white floral bouquets mirror the little rabbit’s blue and white striped pajamas, or a bouquet of red roses with yellow daffodils and bright green leaves replicate the colors from the book.  Since the rabbit’s room has prominent green walls, including a lot of greenery in your floral arrangements will help bring this element to life.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

A lover of children’s books and food will adore a Very Hungry Caterpillar-themed baby shower. Bring the caterpillar’s colors to life with red, green, and yellow floral arrangements. Fill the food table with delectable treats the caterpillar consumed in the book, such as apples, pears, plums, strawberries, oranges, watermelon,  chocolate cake, ice cream cones, lollipops, cherry pie, and cupcakes. Don’t forget the significant detail from the book of the big green leaf the caterpillar lays on after he has eaten too much food.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

The flowers and decor for a baby shower based on the children’s book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie should have soft, simple colors of red, green, blue, orange, and yellow. While the main decor for this shower is milk and cookies, there are other details you can incorporate, like yellow straws for the milk, a little bed with pillows and blankets, a hand-drawn picture of the mouse’s family, and crayons. Whether used as inspiration for decor or games, this theme would be incomplete with the mouse himself. Tiny mouse stuffed animals can hide inside floral arrangements and centerpieces in search of their next cookie.

Books, like flowers, affect us in extraordinary ways, pulling at our heartstrings, making us sentiment, and filling us with joy. Whichever baby shower theme you decide on, make sure to include flowers to make it all that more special for everyone.  For all your special flower occasions, please browse our online collection of quality, hand-crafted flower bouquets here at Norton’s Florist.