Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Dr. Seuss Baby Shower

Time has flown by and I haven't had time (at all) to blog.  Working full time, moving, and life have taken up any of my spare time!  So, I brought my laptop to work...
Over labor day weekend, we had a baby shower for my sister-in-law and her baby boy.  It started out being a book shower, but as we continued to plan, there was just so many cute things that were Dr. Seuss that we decided to keep it just Dr. Seuss... and books:)
 The idea all began when I saw this post on Pinterest.  I loved the idea of having everyone bring her a book instead of a card.  As I continued to search for ideas I came across this idea of a library card pocket.  I found a free printable for the library card and a template for the pocket on Creature Comforts.  I was able to customize the library card and then I hand cut all of the pockets.
 I wanted to add a cute Dr. Seuss graphic, but I ran out of time... it's all good!
We had this table set up when the guests walked in the door.
1 Fish, 2 Fish, guess how many fish?  I had a jar of Swedish Fish for the guests to guess how many fish.  The jar was just an old pickle jar (or something like that...I save all of my empty glass jars).  I spray painted the lid.
We had a stack of Dr. Seuss books with a cute ribbon for decoration.
I had already made these banners for girls camp.  They were perfect colors!  So, I hung them up throughout the living room and kitchen.

I found Dr. Seuss stuffed animals for $1 each at a yard sale.  They were brand new.  The dollar section of Target had Dr. Seuss bags and cards and such.  I used my mom's antique china hutch and set up a Gift Table.  
Here's a close up.
For the food table, my sister in law bought these cute stacking blocks.  We put them in the center of the table.
Now for the food... in no particular order.  I used this site to create my signs.  You can actually type text in the bubbles and print it.  I didn't like the font, so I saved the images with the bubble and used photoshop to add my text so I could choose any text that I wanted.    I put the name of the food and the book that it was from under.
 Cat in the Hat Fruit Kabobs.

 "Hop on Pop"corn
 Thing 1 Thing 2 Cupcakes (my sister-in-law made these... she's the cupcake queen)
 Truffala Seeds
Green eggs... 
 ... and ham (sandwiches)

Pink Ink Yink Drink (which was really just wedding punch... raspberry sherbet with sprite)
 Now, here's the part where I went wrong.... I thought since it was a book party... and since I don't like shower games that it would be FUN to make a quiet book for Sydney... I don't think many other people shared in my fun.  I had a few cousins and an aunt help... a little... I basically spent HOURS finding patterns and getting them ready... and I spent hours finishing the book... and I'm not quite done yet.  So, I wouldn't suggest this idea... play cheesy games instead!  However, the quiet book is REALLY cute and I will post pictures as soon as I finish it all the way.

 I really wanted to have party favors... little baggies of Swedish fish with this sign on them.  But my mom talked me out of it.  Instead, I made this sign to hang on the door as people left.  And I made Sydney some thank you notes to give to her guests.  (I don't seem to have a picture of the thank you notes, but they are sitting on the Cat in the Hat's lap on the gift table)

If you are interested in any other baby shower ideas... visit my Pinterest Board.


  1. This is the CUTEST idea I have EVER seen for a party.
    (and congrats to Logan and Sydney!)

  2. ANISA! I would've stayed and helped all day, but I had to get to the play. SORRY. I really enjoyed the felt book, and thought it was a grand idea. (I hate games at baby showers so this was awesome!) You have really gotten me into felt books now. ;) Loved the whole party - the food was delish too!

  3. This is fantastic! Everything is so cute!

  4. And I probably have said this before, but I LOVE your header. LOVE IT!

  5. How did you get the library cards printed? Not sure my home printer would accommodate!