My sister was hosting a book shower for a couple friends of ours expecting little boys. I love the idea of a book shower because I LOVE children's books (no such thing as too many) and truly think starting a library for a little one is one of the best gifts an expectant mom could receive. Plus books are a great topic for gathering a bunch of women (as book clubs have proved) to reminisce, share advice and anticipate all the great memories that will be created by new moms reading to their children.
Unlike the parties I've done in the past, this one came together almost exclusively with items my sister (the host) and I had on hand! Nice frugal start to the new year! Wtih the exception of a canvas I painted, some ribbon purchased at Michael's, some candy and some vintage book ends purchase on eBay, all children's books, toys and serving pieces came from out of our closets. I then designed a suite of papers, including invitation, book plates, cupcake toppers, and cupcake wrappers to pull it all together in a color scheme of blue, white and gold. I designed a Golden Books motif inspired by the characteristic drawings on the spine of the Golden Books and this printable suite is available as a free download.
See more on my blog: http://www.aestheticnest.com/2011/01/party-golden-books-baby-shower.html