Peter Rabbit Baby Boy Shower

I had so much fun throwing my sister-in-law a baby shower for my little nephew; it is not too often I am able to work on BOY themed parties! And because I received some exciting yet unexpected news of my own around the time of planning her shower, the last 4 months have been a blur and I am just now posting these darling pics. That’s right, pregnancy number 3 is upon me and I’m putting most of the focus each day on keeping up with my two little wild things and resting in my down time.

But back to this shower and the excitement of my handsome nephew who made his appearance about a month ago:

Peter Rabbit Baby Shower Tablescape

Here he is ūüôā

Baby Boy

Many of us grew up reading Beautrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit and other stories. The¬†tales¬†are so cute and her darling illustrations lend themselves to any type of baby shower or first birthday party. Since this party was thrown in early spring and quite close to easter, garden decor and fresh vegetables were very easy to come by which made the planning part really easy.

The Invitation

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The Decor

The decor consisted of fresh flowers in galvanized pails, terra cotta pots with vegetable starts (later planted in my garden), rustic vintage crates (what party don’t these work for?), and of course some cute Peter Rabbit memorabilia that baby boy could enjoy for years to come.

Peter Rabbit Baby Shower Scarecrow

Peter Rabbit Baby Shower Food Table

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Though the colors and flowers aren’t masculine per se, I liked the idea of adding cabbages and other interesting types of plants for a look that wasn’t overly feminine. But let’s be honest, baby showers are for women who get together and talk about babies and eat cake, so I wasn’t too worried about this detail.

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The story was incorporated through framed prints placed on the food table.

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Peter Rabbit Baby Shower Floral Arrangements

This adorable banner was DIYed by a talented friend for the shower. See the tutorial here from Live Like You Are Rich.

Peter Rabbit Baby Shower Decor

And now for the food, always my favorite part. The food here doubled as decorations for a garden-themed Peter Rabbit party, and it made for a pretty healthy and very yummy tablescape.

The Food

  • Veggie platter with the vegetables purposely left whole as if just plucked from the garden (yay for less time chopping)
  • Dips displayed in carved out squash, cabbage, and artichoke
    • Feta Herb Dip – a must try!
    • Caramelized Onion Dip from Trader Joe’s
    • Hummus
  • Cucumber tea sandwiches
  • Chicken salad croissants
  • Blueberry mago quinoa salad
  • Strawberry platter with chocolate cheesecake¬†dip
  • Strawberry shortcake cake

Peter Rabbit Baby Shower Vegetables

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Peter Rabbit Baby Shower Lunch Peter Rabbit Baby Shower Strawberries and Dip

Peter Rabbit Baby Shower Food

For dessert we enjoyed Whole Food’s strawberry shortcake cake; so moist and wrapped in subtly sweetened whipped cream. I would do anything for a piece right about now!

Peter Rabbit  Baby Shower Cake and Cake Topper

Peter Rabbit Cake topper

Drinks

  • Blueberry lemonade
  • Water

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Here is the whole look once again: IMG_4598

Activities

  • Eating, relaxing, and talking
  • Filling out Wishes for Baby cards
  • Taking a quiz on the parents’ ideas about their baby boy

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We also had each guest bring a book for baby boy. This is becoming a staple at each of the showers I help with because a new baby can never have too many books to read as he grows. My nephew has three older sisters, so he was definitely in need of some books on trucks and tractors.

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Each guest filled out one of these book plate stickers to place in the book they brought in lieu of a card.

Peter Rabbit Baby Shower Book Plates, bring baby a book, build baby a library

Here is the lovely mom-to-be. I’m sure she is so glad that precious bump is now in her arms.

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This shower was so much fun to plan and attend, and I’m loving going through all of the pictures and remembering the details now that it has been a few months. I’m so thankful the Lord has blessed our family with another nephew and cousin and I look forward to seeing him grow.

The printables for this party are now available in my Etsy Shop, so check there for:

  • Invitations
  • Food labels – two kinds!
  • Cake topper
  • Wishes for Baby cards
  • Book Plates
  • Peter Rabbit story artwork to slip in frames

By the way, we are expecting our third girl in the fall {this places the cousin totals at 7 girls and 3 boys} so there will be even more fun girliness coming up in the future.

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