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Posted by toblersflowers on May 11, 2022 | Last Updated: June 22, 2022 Baby Shower Baby Shower Flowers Flower Gifts Flowers New Baby

Perfect Flower Pairings for Storybook Baby Showers

Hosting a storybook baby shower is a great way to celebrate the impending arrival of a new bundle of joy. Not only will gifts of children’s books be welcomed and repeatedly used by the parents, but they also provide a wonderfully nostalgic setting for attendees. Who doesn’t love remembering the classics they enjoyed when they were young, such as Goodnight Moon, Harold and the Purple Crayon, and Oh, The Places You’ll go? Plus, the colors and imagery of these books offer a plethora of unique decorating ideas for a stunning and memorable shower. For a list of popular books to base a baby shower on and decor ideas, the floral experts at  Toblers Flowers have listed our favorite titles and flowers which match them perfectly – because you can’t have a baby shower without flowers!

Perfect Flowers to Match Favorite Children’s Books

Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are includes some of the most striking and memorable images in any children’s book. As the story mentions a “forest that grew and grew,” it makes to decorate the baby shower venue with lush greenery, vines, branches, and colorful blooms. Select a few flowering plants like birds of paradise, orchids, and peace lilies to place around the room, and place arrangements of big, bold blooms with lots of greenery on the tables as centerpieces. Small containers of succulents also make great decor items and can be given away as party favors to the guests.

The Rainbow Fish

If you love deep, rich colors in blue, magenta, green, and purple, then a baby shower with The Rainbow Fish book theme is an excellent choice. Match the gorgeous colors in this story with decor such as napkins, wrapping paper, and frosting on cupcakes. For the perfect touch to elevate the shower, pick up blooms with rich colors such as dark pink carnations, blue larkspur, purple roses, and green hydrangea. And don’t forget the sparkling silver! Incorporate this feature by using silver glitter on the tablecloth, silver vases for the flowers, or silver balloons.

Goodnight Moon

A well-known and beloved classic, Goodnight Moon is a book kids and parents both enjoy. The color theme for a baby shower based on this story is all about primary colors. Use yellow, red, and green colors for decorative elements. Add flowers in the same colors to elevate the shower. Blooms such as red roses, green bells of Ireland, and yellow mums, daffodils, or daisies will look great. For additional decor, hang a moon from the ceiling or paste stars on the walls. Include a stuffed rabbit and green and white striped napkins and your setting is complete.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Another book with colorful and striking imagery, the variegated green color of the caterpillar in The Very Hungry Caterpillar can be captured perfectly by adding big, leafy green plants. For the flowers, select red and yellow blooms surrounded by lush greenery. For the food table, be sure to include apples, pears, plums, strawberries, oranges, and watermelon, to reflect what the hungry caterpillar eats in the book. Similarly, desserts should consist of chocolate cake, ice cream cones, lollipops, cherry pie, and cupcakes.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

A charming story with a very cute mouse, a baby shower based on the children’s book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie should have soft, simple colors in shades of red, green, blue, orange, and yellow to reflect the colors in the book. Food elements will, of course, feature milk and cookies, and you can add additional details such as yellow straws for the milk, pillows and blankets, and a hand-drawn picture of the mouse and his family.

Whichever theme you decide on for a baby shower, make it a point to make it extra special by having flowers. Not only do flowers add elegance and charm, beauty and fragrance, but they also elevate our mood and lift our spirits. And, for a happy event such as a baby shower, there’s no better decor than fresh, beautiful blooms. For all your floral needs, check out our collection of quality, long-lasting floral arrangements at Toblers Flowers.