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Posted by Breen's Florist on May 12, 2022 Baby Shower Flowers Flowers New Baby Plants Trending

Baby Shower Arrangements Inspired by Classic 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 Breen’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

Transforming a baby shower venue into the “forest that grew and grew” is a creative way to get ready for a new little wild thing to enter the world. With tropical flowering plants like orchids and birds of paradise, an abundance of lush greenery, and succulents, the mother-to-be and all of the baby shower guests will be blown away. Including branches that hang from the ceiling or yellow daffodils, daisies, and roses to represent the Wild Things’ yellow eyes are more unique elements to bring Where the Wild Things Are to life and “let the wild rumpus start.”

The Rainbow Fish

Make a splash with The Rainbow Fish-themed baby shower. Incorporating an under-the-sea theme, a storybook theme, and a rainbow theme all in one is truly remarkable and provides a lot of opportunities to get creative, colorful, and whimsical. Blue hydrangeas will make the perfect ocean centerpieces, and adding pops of bright pink and purple blooms, like gerbera daisies or roses, surrounded by vibrant greenery create the perfect homage to Rainbow Fish’s scales. Don’t forget to add some silver glitter and sparkles or place your arrangements in iridescent, mosaic, or shimmering vases.

Goodnight Moon

A Goodnight Moon-themed baby shower is sure to be one of the most adorable and outstanding ones yet. This classic bedtime story is full of icons that can easily be represented in floral designs to create darling centerpieces. For instance, the red balloon can be recreated by using a single red rose, dahlia, or gerbera daisy. Centerpieces containing a mix of blue and white blooms, like delphinium, hyacinth, roses, and alstroemeria, can emulate the rabbit’s cozy blue and white striped pajamas. Including generous amounts of greenery is a great way to bring in the green walls of the bedroom. Finally, Goodnight Moon would be nothing without the stars and the moon. So, creating flower arrangements from yellow and white lilies to symbolize the night sky will tie everything together.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

With vibrant colored fruits and everyone’s favorite desserts, hosting a baby shower inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar is sure to be a winner. In addition to offering guests a full spread of plums, apples, pears, oranges, strawberries, watermelon, ice cream cones, lollipops, chocolate cake, cupcakes, and cherry pie, you also have an opportunity to display a large array of colorful flowers. From show-stopping floral arches to bold centerpieces and table flowers, you can include every color of the rainbow and large blooms like gerbera daisies, sunflowers, hydrangeas, craspedia, peonies, dahlias, and hibiscus. Don’t forget about the large green leaf the caterpillar finds comfort on! Incorporate fantastic greenery throughout your baby shower decor and floral designs.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Inviting a mouse to a baby shower might can cause chaos… unless your baby shower theme is inspired by the fun and wildly unpredictable children’s book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Hiding a stuffed mouse in blue overalls into floral centerpieces or table decor and even around your baby shower venue is a fun homage to the craziness that the mouse brings to the book. Decorations can include things right from the pages like yellow straws and crayons or flowers that represent the innocence and simplicity of the story. Think basic colors like blue, orange, yellow, red, and green and classic blooms, like lilies, daisies, and hydrangeas.

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 Breen’s Florist.