Sep 19, 2014

Book Themed Baby Shower


Last weekend I had my first baby shower! It was thrown by my aunts and some of my favorite friends. They went with a book theme, which I loved because I am such a reader and I am hoping that this little boy will be too :) I'm also not a really intense theme-y person so this felt like the perfect fit.



The food was arranged with a little bit of a theme (look at those green eggs!) and was amazing. Shower-food usually isn't known for being incredible, but this food was. My aunts made nearly everything and it was seriously so good. Also, brunch food is my favorite food category, ever. The fact that I can't stop talking about the food right now is probably a really good indication of my appetite lately. 

P.S. for anyone local, check out the baker who did the cookies


It was so sweet to read through all of the sweet messages left my friends and family! 

 My beautiful aunts and my mom. 


 Both my mom and Eric's mom kept a 1-year calendar and a detailed baby book that actually look really similar to each other. It has been really fun reading through and comparing when we took our first steps, had our first haircuts, etc.


Best baby shower game ever. Now I have a huge stack of weird pictures combining Eric and my face... I'm thinking creepy nursery decor?

The pretty, lovely, wonderful hostesses. Love you! 

The guests played  "present bingo" while I opened gifts, which was probably nice since watching people open gifts can get old.

 How cute is this silver rattle that my grandmother got me?

My mother-in-law and my mom - they are both incredible women. I can't believe my son will have them as grandmothers! 


The shower was absolutely beautiful and I felt so blessed by it. I know I said it before, but the fact that so many people would come to celebrate me and this baby was humbling. I am so honored by the time and effort that was put into the shower by people that I love. Now that our guest room is full of baby things, everything is starting to feel much more real. I am so excited to meet this baby!



22 comments:

  1. Love the book themed shower! So cute. Also, what I can read of the notes to your baby made me choke up a little bit. What a sweet idea.

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  2. How sweet! What a perfect theme. I am like you and don't like theme-y things. I'm sure you already know this, but you are so lucky to have great parents that will be even greater grandparents. Sometimes I have to stop and think about how lucky I am to have the best grandparents for my kids (just like I did). And they can babysit when you need a night out or even just a break during the first few months :-)

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  3. Those cookies are amazing! I love that your moms collaborated! Having both of your baby books there is so fun!

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  4. I love the mix up the faces game, I will have to remember that if I ever throw another baby shower as I hate baby shower games. Especially the ones where they make you smell and taste stuff. Also a very cute theme.

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  5. That face game! I had a board game like that growing up but with a thing you pressed down and it turned the faces for you. And I guess it was a book too. That was my favorite part of this post. Such a great idea! My husband and I joke that if we ever have kids, they'll look like bowling balls, since he's wide on top and I'm wide on bottom. (Maybe bowling ball isn't the best image, but whatever, not everything has to make sense.) Thanks for sharing your shower since I wasn't able to make it haha

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  7. That looks like so much fun! And books are just what anyone needs to have a fun start in life!

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  8. This looks like such an amazing day! I really love the book theme idea, and those cookies are amazing! I'm glad you had such a great day!

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  9. What a beautiful shower! I love how they arranged the books and coordinating food! What a fun idea!

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  10. Love the book theme!! It looks like your friends and family went out of their way to plan a perfect event for you. Those cookies looked really tasty and I'd never seen that photo face game before. I'm guessing you had lots of laughs and ended up with fun gifts for baby boy. The to buy list always seems extensive for your first so it's such a blessing to have family and friends help you get ready for your little one.

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  11. The book theme is the best idea ever! So cute without being too over the top.

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  12. Oh, how fun! Perfect for a reader - one of my favorite things was starting baby's library, so it's even more fun to be able to use that as a way to celebrate with yummy themed food. Those cookies are amazing! And I love this photo game idea.

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  13. Oh my gosh that picture game is so awesome! I need to remember that. And I of course LOVE the book theme. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is such a great book. But... what do you mean shower food isn't known for being good? That's always one of the reasons I'm excited to go to showers, because the food is always fantastic! Maybe I've just been lucky? haha. Looks like fun!

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  14. I love the book theme, Ashley!! It looks like you had a wonderful shower :) You're so beautiful!!!

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  15. Aww it sounds like you had a wonderful shower! That BINGO gift opening game is genius!! Give them something to do while they watch you open everything. I hate the attention when opening gifts so I would appreciate everyone not staring at me hahaha

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  16. What a fun idea for a shower! I also really like the present BINGO game and the face mashup game (hilarious!). I'll have to file those ideas away for future showers :)

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  17. aw what a fabulous idea for a shower - love it! i am also (creepily) digging your maternity photos i see in the background, are you not going to share them with blogland? lol jk. that photo game looks hilarious, and how cute is that rattle!

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  18. Oh I love this! What a fun theme, and so many cute details! You really are blessed with sweet thoughtful friends and family (your mom is hott.) I love the face mix-up pictures, I've never seen that before, what a great idea!

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  19. What a cute shower!!! My first one is in 2 weeks and I'm SO excited for it! :-)

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  20. What a cute shower!! Love the pictures.

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  22. How fun! They did such a great job, this looks super cute. I think I am getting the baby bug...oh my.

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