A Baby Shower Where Dreams and Wishes Do Come True
I recently co-hosted a baby shower for a friend who adopted a baby boy. This friend’s path leading up to the adoption was anything but easy, so when she and her husband finally brought this little bundle home we all sighed a bit of relief knowing their wish had finally come true. My two co-hosts and I decided to host a shower based on a “wishes come true” theme and we wanted to tie in bedtime stories and sweet dreams as well.
For the invitation, we sent Urbanitystudios' Baby Shower Invitation-Bedtime Story:
On the invitation we asked guests to bring their favorite childhood book to add Jasper's library (more on that later)...
We decided to host a sit-down luncheon. Inspired by Hostess with the Mostess’s Bedtime Story Theme, we created one long table that looked like a bed.
At each guests' placesetting, we had little boxes of tea packets with honey sticks. The stickers on the boxes said "Sweet Dreams Little One."
For food we served soup, salad and a "book" cake for dessert.
We didn't play any games but we did ask each guest during lunch to share the book that they brought and why. My co-hostess read the book she brought to start off the discussion. It was called "When wishes come true" and is a story of a little polar bear who gets frustrated when he wishes and his wishes don't come true...His mom tells him that sometimes wishes do come true, as her biggest wish of all happened...she had wished for him. After the book was read, not a dry eye was in the room.
It was a beautiful shower and a wonderful way to all get together and celebrate our friends newest family member.