Yesterday was my sister's baby shower. My other sister and I threw it for her, as we have a strong need to throw showers for everyone we know. I'm not sure where it comes from, but it started many years ago and now we can't let an engagement or birth go by without demanding the right to throw a shower. For our own sister we wanted to do something extra special, and after much debate we settled on our theme: children's books.
As with most things, the idea started with Pinterest and we took it and ran. The house was decorated with scenes from famous story books. There was Winnie the Pooh above the fireplace, Curious George in the corner, Robert Munch by the front door, Dr. Seuss in the dining room, The Hungry Caterpillar in the living room. Of course, the menu was themed as well, with a Hop on Popcorn bar, 'If You Give a Mouse a Cookie' cookies, a long, long hungry caterpillar made of cupcakes, 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs' meatballs, and etc. We also asked the guests to bring their own favourite childhood stories for the baby, so our nephew went home with a fully stocked library. (What writer doesn't want the children in their lives to be avid readers?)
Overall, everyone had a great time and my sister loved it. We had a really great time planning it as well, so it was funny to hear people ask us how much work went it to it. Because honestly, can you call it work when you loved doing it?