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Baby Shower Decor and Flowers Inspired by Popular Storybooks

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 Busch’s Florist, 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 theme is a fun and creative way to shower parents-to-be with love as they prepare for their own “little wild thing.” Bringing the “forest that grew and grew” to life is easy with handfuls of greenery, blooming tropical plants, succulents, and even yellow flowers to represent the Wild Things’ yellow eyes. Hanging greens and branches, greenery displayed as long table runners, succulents on top of wooden slabs for centerpieces, and daffodils, orchids, daisies, and roses make sweet natural decor and table flower accents. Add the finishing touches will small golden crowns for decor and “let the wild rumpus start!”

The Rainbow Fish

Rainbow Fish, the little blue fish, Octopus, and Starfish are sure to make a splash at a baby shower inspired by The Rainbow Fish. This under-the-sea-themed storybook presents an opportunity to bring child-like imagination and whimsy to life with your favorite flowers, your favorite colors, and a little silver sparkle. Perfect centerpieces to represent Rainbow Fish can start with a few blue hydrangeas to symbolize the ocean, pops of bright purple and pink blooms like gerbera daisies, and a vibrant bed of lush greenery to mimic his stunning scales. Sprinkle a little silver glitter on the petals or display the flowers in an iridescent vase to pay homage to his “most prized possessions.”

Goodnight Moon

When we think of bedtime stories, Goodnight Moon is often top of mind. This iconic storybook presents a ton of ideas for a creative baby shower, making Goodnight Moon an amazing theme. To depict some of the details in the book through flowers, colors and shapes are crucial. For instance, the red balloon can be represented by a large round, red bloom, like a dahlia or garden rose. The rabbit’s cozy pajamas can be symbolized by luxurious blue and white arrangements that include hydrangea, alstroemeria, delphinium, and hyacinths. Last, but certainly not least, are the stars and moon. White and yellow lilies will make showstopping centerpieces while emulating the radiance of the night sky.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Opportunities for colorful flowers and mouthwatering food and dessert tables are endless with The Very Hungry Caterpillar-themed baby shower. Among the sweet and juicy fruits, like watermelon, plums, apples, pears, oranges, and strawberries, and decadent desserts like cherry pie, chocolate cake, cupcakes, lollipops, and ice cream cones, large, vibrant, multi-colored flower arrangements will be the perfect baby shower decor. Include all of your favorite flowers, from sunflowers to dahlias and hibiscus to peonies, as well as big green leafy plants to represent the large green leaf the caterpillar found comfort on after eating his way to a belly ache.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

“If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” you might experience one of the silliest and most inventive baby shower themes ever.  This baby shower might include direct references to the children’s book with decor like crayons, yellow straws, bandanas used as blankets, and milk to go with chocolate chip cookies. With unpredictability and innocent chaos, hiding a little toy mouse in blue overalls into the table decor, flowers, and other odd locations will add child-like playfulness to the celebration. Floral designs should represent the tone, look, and feel of the storybook, which includes basic colors, simple shapes, and overall sweetness. Think of utilizing orange lilies, blue hydrangeas, yellow sunflowers, white daisies, red roses, and classic greenery.

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 Busch’s Florist.