This past weekend, I had the pleasure of throwing a baby shower for my sweet sister-in-law, Molly. This was especially fun for me because aside from the fact that I got to make a ton of crafties with her super fun theme, I am just completely stoked to be an aunt for the first time.
Baby Eli’s nursey is decorated with a Dr. Seuss theme so we decided to go with that for the shower. A theme like this just offers so many different forms of fantastic inspiration from food to all kinds of fun decor. We hosted the shower at my mother-in-law’s house and split the cooking between us. She was such a good sport, letting me rearrange her house for the party.
I found these adorable One fish, Two Fish invitations, here. After I ordered the invites, I discovered that Party City had similar plates and napkins to match – perfect! My favorite part of the invitation is the last line: “One last request- and we hope it’s not hard. Please bring a book instead of a card.” I think this is such a great idea. Instead of your typical hallmark cards, Molly got bunches of new books for baby Eli.
For the mantle, I yarn wrapped the baby’s name using letters from Hobby Lobby. I made mini truffula trees with yarn poofs and paper straws. For the banner, I used one of my favorite quotes from Horton Hears a Who!
We had a blast coming up with Seusserific foods for the shower. We had roast beast sandwiches, green eggs and ham quiches, poodles with noodles and pink ink drink to name a few. My mom-in-law made delicious Yertle’s Caramel Turtles and I even put on my baking hat to make the Thing 1 cupcakes and the Cat in the Hat marshmallow hats.
For the table decor, I made the two runners and backboard out of red/white polka dot and blue and white striped fabrics. I made the truffula trees from tissue paper poms and decorative stems from JO-Ann.
I found these adorable red fish, blue fish handmade soap favors here.
It was so much fun celebrating in true Seussical fashion! I’m so glad that Molly let us throw her a shower to honor her and baby Eli. The new little parents are so excited to welcome their first baby into the world in April and I could not be happier for them! Oh the places he’ll go!