Books were a perfect theme for my first shower because it honored my love of literature and career as an editor and also worked well as a gender-neutral element since we hadn’t had our gender reveal yet. Mama O&O hosted a lovely brunch at her house in VA and put together the stunning centerpieces (flowers from Anita's), champagne bar, and amazing food displays.
When I heard my dear friend Chelsea wanted a book shower for her baby boy (who was born only one day before Baby O&O), I was thrilled to be able to help her sister throw it. I recycled Mama O&O’s idea of wrapping books in fabric for centerpieces and happened to have some leftover blue and red fabric from my bedroom curtains, so I used that to go with Chelsea’s bright primary color scheme. I picked up a few red vases and some complementary flowers to sit atop the books for a vibrant look.
There are so many fun books out there that you can use to complement a food display for any kind of book shower. And most of them are available at any local library for an easy and inexpensive way to make anything book-themed! Here are a few of my favorite examples that take the least amount of work.