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Posted by Mark Silacci on May 11, 2022 | Last Updated: May 12, 2022 Baby Shower Baby Shower Flowers Baby Shower Themes Florist Flower Gifts Flowers Fresh Flowers

Choose These Flowers for Your Storybook-Themed Baby Shower

Hosting a baby shower for an expected little one should be done with a fun, whimsical, child-like look and feel. What better way to celebrate your favorite mom-to-be and her baby than with her favorite childhood storybook?! As she looks forward to the days of cuddling with her son or daughter in a rocking chair while reading to them, you can bring her most cherished children’s book to life. Here at Swenson & Silacci Flowers, we love being a part of these big life moments and want to lend a hand wherever we can. From flowers and centerpieces to decor ideas and more, we are sharing our best ideas for using these popular children’s storybooks as inspiration for a colorful and sweet baby shower.

Flowers & Decor to Match Your Favorite Baby Books

Where the Wild Things Are

Welcome your “little wild thing” to the world with a Where the Wild Things Are baby shower. “Let the wild rumpus start” and transform your party venue into the “forest that grew and grew” with lush greenery table runners, centerpieces, and even hanging vines or branches. A few flowering plants like birds of paradise, orchids, and peace lilies can add those perfect pops of color. 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

There is nothing more whimsical than Rainbow Fish swimming around a baby shower. With his beautiful shimmering scales and bright colors, not to mention his ocean friends, like the little blue fish, starfish, and octopus, this baby shower can include your favorite flowers in all sorts of colors. Blue hydrangeas can represent the big blue sea, while bright pink and purple gerbera daisies surrounded by lush greenery will mirror Rainbow Fish’s colorful scales. 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 perfect dazzling vases.

Goodnight Moon

Perhaps the biggest bedtime classic of them all is Goodnight Moon. This bedtime book presents many details to create the most adorable baby shower. A single red balloon, balls of yarn, and the moon are just a few icons that could be perfect decor items for your shower. Blue and white floral bouquets mirror the little rabbit’s blue and white striped pajamas, classic red roses can symbolize the red balloon, and yellow daffodils or lilies paired with white Asiatic or Oriental Lilies will mirror the stars and moon in the night sky. 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

The book worm and the foodie in your life will marvel over The Very Hungry Caterpillar-themed baby shower. Make your baby shower venue the most colorful with gorgeous flowers of all kinds to represent all of the colorful and different things the hungry caterpillar ate. The food tables should, of course, include apples, pears, plums, strawberries, oranges, watermelon, and desserts like chocolate cake, ice cream cones, lollipops, cherry pie, and cupcakes. The best detail is the big green leaf the caterpillar lays on after he has eaten too much. So, don’t forget to include a lot of leafy greenery in your decor.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Choosing flowers and decor for a baby shower modeled after the children’s book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie should have soft, simple colors, like red, green, blue, orange, and yellow. While the main decor for this shower is milk and cookies, there are a lot of themes and details to 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 hold a special place in our hearts, much like flowers do. They represent evening snuggles, the familiar, comforting voices of parents and guardians, and significantly impact our childhoods. Flowers can offer the same comfort and warm fuzzy feelings and inspire us to remember our favorite kid moments. For more baby shower inspiration or to welcome a new baby with a floral arrangement or celebrate with flowers for mom, browse our online collection of perfect flower bouquets here at Swenson & Silacci Flowers.