When the time comes to plan an event as special as a baby shower the first thing that most people try and figure out is what theme to choose. At Candles and Favors we have lots of unique baby shower themes to choose from and truth be told we all have our favorites. But one that is consistently at the top of all of all of our lists and is chosen quite often by our customers’ is the build a library baby shower theme. This relatively new baby shower theme was introduced in 2014 and was inspired by a customer’s request as so many of our themes are.
When we set out to design this theme our creative staff brainstormed and unanimously decided on an old and weathered looking library card as a true symbol of classic literature with trips to your local library and of course those special memories of reading your favorite children book to your special child. The only thing we couldn’t figure out was the “old book smell”. Many of our themes are fun and cute and based on plays with words such as our ready to pop, or our cute as a button and the ever popular a star is born. But the real benefit to this theme is that all of your guests can help build the soon to be born babies library with all of the children’s books that made them feel magical when they were young. The other really cool thing about these gifts of literature is that they will keep giving for years to come as the child gets older they will have physical books to have, hold and pass on to their children some day. This is a really big deal in a world that is quickly moving away from any kind of physical media and opting for digital everything. Just our opinion 😉
We are often asked by our customers’ for ideas when planning their library card baby shower so we thought this would be a great opportunity to create this blog post and give all of our readers some ideas. When we started planning this event we decided to go outside the norm and choose children stories that may not be as commonly used and a more old school approach. The benefit to this is that it will be a little more interesting to the invited guests and maybe even expose them to some classic stories they may have forgotten about. The point here is to choose your favorite children stories and have fun with it.
All of the decor featured in the following photos were purchased from craft stores such as Michaels and JoAnn as well as some thrift stores. We always can find inexpensive items that are just wonderful and interesting. Nothing shown here was expensive and the items that we crafted were very easy to make with very little supplies required. We also integrated some of the favors, stickers and labels we offer in this theme as well as our custom printed library card baby shower invitation. We have given some food ideas some are even based on the stories chosen but we find that everyone has their own favorites not to mention you may need to consider any special food requirements that some of your guests may have.
The children’s stories that we chose for this event are:
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So without further adieu we will show you what we came up with!
There are many unique and crafty things we did with this party. We will take you step by step so you can achieve the same results we did.
We labeled the different stories with our table confetti affixed to a small handmade book.