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Posted by beneva on May 12, 2022 Information

Baby Shower Flowers Inspired by Popular Children’s Books

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 Beneva, 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

A Where the Wild Things Are baby shower is a brilliant way to welcome a new “little wild thing” into your family. As you create a party that mimics a “forest that grew and grew,” be sure to include lots of lush greenery and even tropical plants like birds of paradise or flowering plants like orchids and peace lilies. Long tables can be adorned with greenery as table runners or include hanging branches or vines to truly encompass a forest look and feel. Centerpieces can include “yellow eyes” like yellow roses, daisies, or daffodils and succulents on top of tree stumps.

The Rainbow Fish

Imagine colorful, sparkling Rainbow Fish swimming through your baby shower. With all of his stunning hues and iridescent scales, you have the opportunity to incorporate the mom-to-be’s favorite flowers, colors, and sparkles. When designing centerpieces for The Rainbow Fish-themed baby shower, start with big blue hydrangeas to represent the ocean, pink and purple blooms like gerbera daisies, bright greenery, and a dazzling vase to mimic his beautiful scales. Include all of Rainbow Fish’s friends like the little blue fish, starfish, and octopus, to get the full under-the-sea experience.

Goodnight Moon

Goodnight Moon rivals all other classic children’s storybooks, at least we think so. With a collection of iconic details, from the three bears in chairs to kittens and mittens and the red balloon to the rabbit’s blue and white striped pajamas, and so much more, there is a lot of room for imagination and creativity to soar. For instance, teddy bears in chairs and balls of yarn would make adorable decor. Table flowers might include a single red bloom to represent the red balloon, and blue and white floral centerpieces to mimic the unmistakable pajamas. Other flowers can include yellow and white lilies to create an abstract image of the night sky and a great amount of greenery to bring the prominent green walls to life. 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

What could be better than a children’s book centered around a hungry caterpillar and his smorgasbord of delicious snacks? This baby shower theme has an abundance of vibrant colors, fruits, and sweet treats for guests to enjoy. Floral arrangements and centerpieces can be as colorful as you like to represent the apples, pears, plums, strawberries, oranges, watermelon, chocolate cake, ice cream, lollipops, cherry pie, and cupcakes that the “very hungry caterpillar” ate throughout the book. To make The Very Hungry Caterpillar-themed baby shower complete, include large leafy greens in all of your table flowers and decor to represent the big green leaf that he laid on with his full tummy.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Jump right into the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie with chocolate cip cookies, yellow straws, and more at this slightly silly themed baby shower. While including all the things the mouse asks for as decor, like nail scissors, a broom, blankets and pillows, crayons, scotch tape, and finally, another cookie to go with his glass of milk, flowers are another creative way to bring this book to life. Traditional colors are used to illustrate this tale, so blooms with soft red, blue, orange, and yellow petals, perfect green leaves, and simple shapes are ideal. For a little craziness and adventure, invite the mouse to your baby shower, too! Hide a small stuffed brown mouse with blue overalls into your centerpieces and table flowers and he’s bound to liven up the celebration.

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 Beneva.