How about a little QA today? Reader Elizabeth is throwing a book shower and wanted to get some inspiration. I just LOVE book themed parties and had some immediate thoughts. Designing Moms and readers please do weigh in if you have any ideas or suggestions! Let’s help her make this the biggest, baddest book shower ever!
Reader Question: Book Themed Parties
by Cat on October 28, 2010
To the Designing Moms,
I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog!! It fills me with SOOO much inspiration – that I can’t even begin to dream of.. EVERY NOW AND THEN I get a ‘genious’ idea and am able to fully follow through on the theme/scheme/ or plan — but more often than not – it falls slightly short of my vision.
I am assisting with a book shower honoring my sister who is expecting her first child (my nephew). The shower is the end of November and I volunteered to be in charge of displaying / gathering — the books/gifts as guests bring them. I volunteered for this THINKING – THere HAS to be a clever way to do this…..I am pretty good at ROLLING with ideas ONCE I GET THEM – so even a few THOUGHTS would help me.
MANY THANKS, Elizabeth
Answer/Suggestion: First off, thumbs up for having a book themed shower…how lucky that your nephew will acquire a mini-library for his nursery. I love the idea of not only being able to give books as gifts but the display as well for the honoree. After all, she’s going to need a place for all that kid lit! If you have a door nearby, this Hanging Book Rack is a great place to start (and it’s under $40). The bins are made of canvas so they’re just begging to be personalized…you can stencil, glue, paint, stitch. I pulled some ideas above from bins on Etsy (and you can also purchase them if you are pressed for time!). My personal favorite is that stitched flag banner. How cute would it be to create it with fabric scraps in the color of the baby’s nursery? Or cutting out the baby’s initials for each bin? You can even have an activity during the shower where the guests help to decorate the bins.
I hope this gets you a little kickstart!