Well, my “little sister” Lindsay and her husband, Bob, are expecting a baby in just a few short weeks!
[I took Lindsay’s family pictures back in November, and I’ll post them as soon as my hard drive is recovered!]
My sister Shannon (with friends Jessye, Tinsa, and Domini) knocked it out of the park again with the baby shower decor. It helped to have such a fabulous location.
The literary theme was carried throughout the room. Each guest table was topped with a stack of gorgeous old books.
Lindsay with her daughter, sister-in-law Domini, and mom:
Chalkboards with literary quotes were sprinkled throughout the room. This was my favorite:
Lovely brunch food:
The guest book was a darling picture book version of Anne of Green Gables. Guests signed the inside cover.
This adorable illustration of Anne of Green Gables was custom created by a friend. Lindsay received the original piece of art, and the image was the cover of the invitations.
What happens when Heidi is given the task of planning the baby shower game? The guests are given a literature quiz!
I gave them each a paper with 20 children’s book quotes and 20 children’s book titles, and they had to match them.
Want to give it a try?
1. “Safe?” said Mr. Beaver…”Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”__________
2. Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk.________
3. In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines… ________
4. Better drowned than duffers if not duffers won’t drown. ________
5. “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” _________
6. Second star to the right, and straight on till morning. _________
7. “When I say ‘salutations,’ it’s just my fancy way of saying hello or good morning.” __________
8. We can’t go over it. We can’t go under it. Oh no! We’ve got to go through it! _________
9. It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?” ________
10. The Herdmans were absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world. _________
11. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. _________
12. For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack. __________
13. So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,
Go throw your TV set away,
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall.
Then fill the shelves with lots of books. ___________
14. “You were Real to the Boy,” the Fairy said, “because he loved you. Now you shall be Real to everyone.” __________
15. “Please, sir. I want some more.” _________
16. “No, Miss Minchin, you are not kind. And this is not a home.” _________
17. “I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I’ve never been able to believe it. I don’t believe a rose WOULD be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk cabbage.” ___________
18. And for all I know he is sitting there still, under his favorite cork tree, smelling the flowers just quietly. ___________
19. A person’s a person, no matter how small. ___________
20. As long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be. _________
A. The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
B. Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
C. Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
D. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
E. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
F. Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
G. Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
H. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
I. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
J. Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss
K. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
L. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
M. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Helen Oxenbury
N. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
O. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
P. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Q. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
R. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
S. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
T. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry