A Storybook Baby Shower

This morning I’m sharing a few fanciful invitations I created for a baby shower that was “one for the books!” The event was themed around popular children stories so I thought a page right out of a book would be the perfect invite to celebrate the couple’s exciting new chapter.
Given the baby’s gender will be a surprise, the event strayed away from the ever-popular yellow and leaned more toward a perrywinkle blue. A hand-crafted pattern of classic storybook illustrations was printed on the reverse side of the invitations and envelope liners. It was my first time hand-lining envelopes but I found a few tricks that made the process quick and easy (I’ll try to share my method in a DIY post soon)! Vintage stamps on craft paper added a bit of character, making each invitation unique and one-of-a-kind.
Elephants will also be making a stomp in the nursery.
What’s a baby shower without goofy games? Supplementing the classic staples (above I believe Lindsay and Emily are tag-team attempting to determine the mommy-to-be’s belly size), I created a little quiz covering everyone’s favorite books growing up…or so I thought. Surrounded by elementary teachers, most aced the questionnaire while others (including my boyfriend whom I made participate before the event) found it near impossible. Come on, everybody knows Amelia Bedelia is a housekeeper! With that answer in hand, download the quiz here and see how you do! Verify your answers here.
 Look familar? See closer images of the hand-lettered book rack right here.StorybookBabyShower10


It was a fairytale afternoon for one of my best friends since childhood. I can’t wait to see where their story takes them!



  • September 4, 2014 at 11:22 pm // Reply

    those are the sweetest invitations!

    • September 11, 2014 at 11:53 am // Reply

      Glad you like them miss. :)

  • September 9, 2014 at 2:05 am // Reply

    That’s an adorable design concept! I love that it’s clearly young and playful without being infantile! LOVE!

    -Lindsay from Dearest Darling

    • September 11, 2014 at 11:55 am // Reply

      Nice observation! I tried to stray away from any cliche baby imagery. :)

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