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Baby Shower Blooms Inspired by Your Favorite 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 Bosland’s Flower Shop, 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 fun way to prepare for your own little wild thing to make their entrance into the world. When Max sailed away and entered the “forest that grew and grew” he encountered Wild Things with yellow eyes. To bring this storybook to life, incorporate lush greenery on tables, hanging branches and vines, and flowering plants like orchids, birds of paradise, and peace lilies. For cute baby shower centerpieces, place various succulents on stacked wooden tree stumps or incorporate yellow roses, daisies, and daffodils into green floral arrangements to represent the Wild Things’ yellow eyes.

The Rainbow Fish

The Rainbow Fish presents a unique opportunity for both a storybook and an under-the-sea baby shower theme with a variety of bright colors and silver sparkles. Blue hydrangeas, pink and purple gerbera daisies, bright greenery, and all sorts of blooms in various hues are perfect for representing Rainbow Fish and the big blue sea. Include his marine life friends like the octopus, little blue fish, and starfish, too! Dazzling centerpieces and table flowers can be arranged in silver sparkles, iridescent, or mosaic vases to ensure Rainbow Fish’s special scales make a splash. 

Goodnight Moon

While there is no mention of flowers in Goodnight Moon, a baby shower inspired by this one-of-a-kind classic storybook can still be filled with blooms that mirror icons from the book. For instance, to symbolize the single red balloon, display a large red bloom as a table flower accent. Blue and white floral arrangements with alstroemeria, roses, hyacinths, and delphiniums can represent the rabbit’s pajamas. Goodnight Moon would be nothing without the night sky, so floral centerpieces with white and yellow lilies are brilliant depictions of the night sky. Finally, including lovely greenery in all of the flower bouquets is a great way to include the prominent green walls of the rabbit’s bedroom.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a storybook that is full of vibrant fruits and delicious desserts that will not only make for great baby shower food but gorgeous baby shower centerpieces. Including representations of all the fruits, like watermelon, strawberries, pears, oranges, apples, and plums, and desserts like lollipops, cherry pie, ice cream cones, chocolate cake, and cupcakes, will make for the most spectacular and colorful floral arrangements! Sunflowers are a great choice to include in your table flowers and a collection of wonderful greenery can symbolize the big green leaf that gave the caterpillar comfort after he had too many snacks.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

If you are looking for a slightly silly baby shower theme, then If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is for you. Full of crazy and unpredictable antics, this storybook is nonetheless heartwarming and loved by kids and parents. Its simplicity is best depicted by uncomplicated-shaped blooms and basic colors like green, yellow, orange, blue, and red. Soft, pastel flowers in these colors paired with wonderful greenery is the perfect way to bring this book to life. Inspiration for additional fun decor comes straight from the mouse himself and the things he asks for, like a yellow straw, a broom, blankets, crayons, and back to a delicious glass of milk and a cookie to go with it!

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 Bosland’s Flower Shop.