Dick and Jane Baby Shower

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Baby showers are made for FUN! We get to welcome a sweet new life into the world and celebrate with family and friends. Recently I hosted a baby shower for a new baby boy and his happy family. After buying a gift-wrapped blue polka dot cake, blue plates and matching polka dot napkins, I searched for a theme to go with these neutral building blocks. Wait a minute….blocks. After finding a stash of vintage wooden blocks in a cabinet at home (yes, I forget I have stuff like this), an idea hit me. Dick and Jane, my beloved school readers! As a veteran homeschooling mama, I have plenty of school stuff around, so a theme was born:  a vintage, school-themed Dick and Jane baby shower!

Dick and Jane Baby Shower

Themes make the world, or at least events, go round, and make it easier to create atmosphere. A wooden child’s chair, a marker board, globe, books and flash cards were among the first items gathered:

dick-and-jane-baby-shower-child-chairCork-board scrapbook paper, flash cards and old books for the tables:

dick-and-jane-baby-shower-tablesWooden blocks doubled as decor for the children’s table…and something to keep them busy:

dick-and-jane-shower-kids-table-blocksVintage dishes, a sugar bowl and creamer held the beloved mixed nuts:

dick-and-jane-baby-shower-nut-bowlsAn antique glass pitcher held the chocolate-dipped pretzel rods:

dick-and-jane-baby-shower-pretzel-sticksAnd my favorite project: a banner made from color copies of Dick and Jane reader pictures, with scrapbook paper backing, stapled to wide rick-rack trim:

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With a homemade card for the siblings’ names:

dick-and-jane-baby-shower-banner-kids-namesThis theme was FUN to work with and create from stuff around the house:

dick-and-jane-baby-shower-main-tableEverybody loves a party, and a theme party with details to notice and atmosphere to enjoy is the icing on the cake. Your Dick and Jane Baby Shower would look completely different, and that’s part of the energy of the event. Welcome to the world, Baby James!

I bet you’ve put on some creative baby showers. Share your theme and tell us about it!

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3 thoughts on “Dick and Jane Baby Shower”

  1. Thank you for all you have done for our kids. This is just precious! I am amazed at other people’s creativity.

  2. This is such a cute idea- so bright and cheerful. You can buy vintage framed Dick and Jane pictures- authentic pages from Dick and Jane books- at https://www.etsy.com/shop/FabulousFunandUnique. I love all of the things that you have done using this theme, and using vintage themes makes it seem so warm and inviting. Many of them could be used for children’s rooms, as well. I am sure that this was an amazing party. Great job!

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