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Baby Shower Decor and Blooms Inspired by Your Favorite 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 Central Square 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

Step out of your comfort zone and into the “forest that grew and grew” for a Where the Wild Things Are baby shower. An abundance of lush greenery can hang from the ceiling, walls, or branches as well as create stunning table runners. Centerpieces made from succulents or green hydrangea can include two yellow blooms, like roses or daffodils, to mimic the Wild Things’ yellow eyes. Tropical and flowering plants, like peace lilies, birds of paradise, and orchids are also great additions to add pops of color to the baby shower decor. Finish off the theme with little gold crowns, after all, Max was the King of all Wild Things.

The Rainbow Fish

Bright colors, silver shimmer, underwater friends, and a heartwarming tale are why we love the idea of a baby shower with The Rainbow Fish theme. Fill mosaic or iridescent vases with blue hydrangeas, bold colored daisies, especially bright purple and pink, and vibrant greenery to represent Rainbow Fish and his beautiful scales and create dazzling centerpieces. Sprinkle some silver glitter on the flower petals for the perfect finishing touch. Pick your favorite colored blooms for table flowers and look for creative ways to bring the little blue fish, starfish, and octopus to life with blue iris, pink spider mums, and peach protea.

Goodnight Moon

A Goodnight Moon baby shower theme means bringing the icons of this classic bedtime story to life through creative and unique floral arrangements. While teddy bears on chairs, balls of yarn, and a display of “a comb, and a brush, and a bowl full of mush” are obvious decor items, others can be interpreted through flowers. For instance, the red balloon can be depicted by a large red bloom, like a big garden rose or dahlia. Blue and white floral centerpieces can symbolize the blue and white striped pajamas worn by the rabbit, while showstopping white and yellow lilies represent the stars and moon of the night sky.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Although The Very Hungry Caterpillar has seldom to do with flowers, this baby shower theme is a phenomenal opportunity to honor a classic child’s book and the flavors of the rainbow through vibrant floral designs. With its wide array of juicy, colorful fruits and mouthwatering desserts, you can utilize as many flowers and hues as you can find, from yellow sunflowers to red hibiscus and orange dahlias to pink peonies, purple delphiniums, and blue hydrangeas. Of course, you must include a collection of bright greenery to represent the large green leaf the caterpillar found to soothe his tummy ache before transitioning into a glorious butterfly.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

A baby shower inspired by the silly antics from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is sure to be a hit! With basic colors and simple shapes, blooms like yellow sunflowers, white daisies, orange lilies, blue hydrangeas, and red roses surrounded by lush greenery will replicate the look, feel, and tone of this kid’s classic storybook. Of course, the baby shower will include a lot of yummy chocolate chip cookies and glasses of milk with the iconic yellow straw. Other decorations that can bring this book to life are miniature brooms, nail scissors, bandanas used for blankets, crayons, scotch tape, and the mouse himself. Try hiding a small brown mouse in blue overalls inside centerpieces, table flowers, and other odd spots around the shower as he is surely searching for his next cookie.

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 Central Square Florist.