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Posted by Mike Devlin on May 10, 2022 | Last Updated: June 24, 2022 Baby Shower Flowers Baby Shower Themes Boho Flowers Colorful Flowers Eucalyptus Flower Ideas Fun Ideas Rustic Flowers

How to Incorporate Fun Floral Designs into Popular Baby Shower Themes

Many mothers-to-be look forward to the days of snuggling with their babies and reading them their favorite storybooks, just as their parents, siblings, or grandparents did when they were young. These little kid moments and priceless tokens of childhood are the perfect inspiration for any baby shower! Here at Frugal Flower, we are taking a trip down memory lane and exploring how popular children’s books can be brought to life with flowers for an adorable, thoughtful, and colorful baby shower.

Flowers & Decor to Match Your Favorite Baby Books

Where the Wild Things Are

Hosting a “Where the Wild Things Are” themed baby shower can be a fun and cute way to shower the mother-to-be with love, gifts, and advice as she prepares to welcome her own little “wild thing” into the world. As you bring to life the “forest that grew and grew” be sure to include a lot of greenery, such as eucalyptus table runners, hanging branches, succulents, and green hydrangea centerpieces. You can also incorporate yellow flowers like roses and daffodils to mimic the Wild Things’ glowing yellow eyes. Add pops of color with tropical flowers and plants like peace lilies, orchids, and birds of paradise.

The Rainbow Fish

Bringing “The Rainbow Fish” to life presents a big opportunity to use your favorite colorful flowers and add a little sparkle to the baby shower. This under-the-sea-themed storybook also brings a lot of whimsy and childlike imagination to work with! Incorporate mosaic, iridescent, or glistening vases filled with blue hydrangeas to represent the water. Bright and bold colors can represent the colorful scales that give Rainbow Fish his identity, and flowers like pink and purple gerbera daisies paired with vibrant greenery will certainly do the trick.

Goodnight Moon

There are numerous iconic elements found in “Goodnight Moon” that can easily be portrayed through flowers and baby shower decor. For instance, a large red rose or dahlia are perfect blooms to mirror the red balloon, white and blue stems can represent the rabbit’s cozy pajamas, and showstopping lilies, especially white and yellow, will mimic the moon and stars illuminating the night sky. While incorporating these storybook elements into your baby shower through flowers, other decor might include teddy bears on chairs, bowls full of mush, and little balls of yarn.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

A baby shower inspired by “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” is sure to be filled with vibrant, multicolored, and captivating floral designs and decor, not to mention the ultimate food display. Among the sweet and mouthwatering snacks like watermelon, plums, apples, pears, strawberries, ice cream cones, lollipops, cherry pie, chocolate cake, and more, let your creativity flourish with lush and full flowers. Create flower arches, colorful centerpieces, eye-catching floral accents, and table runners that include bright greenery, yellow sunflowers, red hibiscus, blue hydrangeas, purple larkspur, orange dahlias, and pink peonies. Finally, you cannot forget to incorporate the iconic big green leaf that the caterpillar found comfort in after eating too much.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Similar to a “Goodnight Moon” baby shower, finding flower inspiration in the classic “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” storybook will require some imagination and an open mind. As you start to develop plans for your baby shower decor, choose the perfect color palette, like orange lilies, blue hydrangeas, yellow sunflowers, white daisies, and red roses. Then, search for elements of the story to bring to life, like displaying chocolate chip cookies and glasses of milk with yellow straws on the dessert table. Another quirky idea is to hide a little brown mouse (stuffed animal of course) inside the floral arrangements and see if guests can spot him.

Books have the tendency to weave their way into our childhood and create precious memories, much like beautiful blooms and flowers do. They can remind us of family, evening snuggles, the comfort of our parents, grandparents, or guardians, warm fuzzy feelings, and our innocence. For more baby shower inspiration, ideas to welcome a new baby into the world, or lovely ways to support a new mom, browse our collection of new baby blooms right here at Frugal Flower.