If you are hosting a baby shower for a dear friend and you want it to be really special, why don’t you do a Beatrix Potter baby shower? A shower with this theme will have such interesting décor enabling you to create an enchanting world to welcome your friend’s baby. Best of all, not only is it easy to obtain theme items for such a shower; you can actually get help to assemble everything you need.
Establishing the Theme
Letting everyone know that you have decided on a Beatrix Potter Baby Shower is not at all difficult to do. You can begin by sending out invitations with the lead Potter character for your party. If your friend is having a boy, you can organize a Peter Rabbit baby shower and allow the other Potter characters to take a back seat. If she is expecting a girl, perhaps Jemima Puddle-Duck can occupy the front page of your invitations.
With the right décor your party place can easily be transformed into the pages of a Beatrix Potter book. Get some help from your friendly party store for some posters, or download images and have them printed on poster sized paper. You can have paper placemats made echoing the images on the invitations you sent out, or scatter them in large medallions around your living room. With some pastel coloured balloons and strategically placed Beatrix Potter buntings, you are good to go!
Arranging a Beatrix Potter Table
The setting for a Peter Rabbit baby shower, or any Beatrix Potter party for that matter, would need to have a certain soft and rustic look. Materials that go well with this kind of a table setting would include calico prints, Laura Ashley prints, pastels, and neutral colours livened up with touches of nature’s lightest hues. Baskets of chrysanthemums, daisies, and carnations or small lilies (rather than stately roses) will help bring about the country look you want to achieve, and if your table cloth is plain, add a nice table runner with some of the most lovable Potter characters: Mrs. Tiggy Winkle, Tom Kitten, Mr. Jeremy Fisher, Tabitha Twitchit, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail. Or, you can print place cards with these lovely characters on them.
Your Beatrix Potter Menu
A country type menu will work best when you are trying to recreate the cottontail world. After all, Jemima Puddle-duck and Ginger and Pickles did live in a village. Sweets are fantastic too, you can serve things such as scones with clotted cream, finger sandwiches, and preserves, pastries, and other sweets. If you want your food to be on the heavy side, you can add meat pies or roast sirloin to the menu. To highlight your theme, serve desserts on a separate table and make sure you have some cupcakes with the duck or bunny on top.
Of course, if you are having a Peter Rabbit baby shower, make sure you have a glorious cake with a totally lovable Peter Rabbit. Then you can complete the picture with tiny baskets of rabbit-shaped cookies and teabags for your shower giveaways so your guests can later have their own Beatrix Potter tea while remembering how much fun all of you had.