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.