a storybook shower

babies are the best. 
when my darling cousin and dear friend maria told me she was pregnant, 
i first..screamed, then forced her to let me plan a shower for the baby.
as much as i love planning bridal showers, baby showers are twenty times better!
(toaster vs. tiny baby clothes....hmmmm)

it was easy to decide on a fun theme (because let's be honest i can't do anything without a theme) 
i chose to do a storybook shower, and revolve everything around children's books!
they make me so nostalgic, and maria appreciates books more than anyone.
i asked that everyone bring a favorite childhood storybook as their gift, 
and that was the best part! it was so fun to see what people chose, and carefully selected. 
everyone had a reason or special story behind their book.

the food was also fun to be creative with and brainstorm. 

peter rabbit // veggies + dip

secret garden // salad + salsa

blueberries for sal // berry bowl

james and the giant peach // peaches!

green eggs and ham // ham and spinach quiche

charlie + the chocolate factory // my grandma's homemade marshmallow chocolate brownies

hansel + gretel // candies! (my favorite candy....oops)

the giving tree // apple juice

we had a quiz on nursery rhymes which was hilarious, and opened all the fun books.
it was so sweet and fun to add a big collection to baby hackett's library.

....and there you have the most perfect pregnant girl in all the land. 
congratulations maria + spencer! can't wait to meet her.