Ashley made the cutest banners to hang over the food table to go along with the book shower theme. It looks like she just took a mixture of solid color and patterned scrapbook paper, folded it in half, glued a piece of paper with words to the inside to make it look like a mini-book, and hung it from the string with little clothespins. So cute and fitting!
As is the case with most showers, the food was delicious. And also the case with most showers, the guests either were being shy or weren't that hungry, so there were plenty of leftovers to go around! If we're being honest, that's one of my favorite things about helping to host a shower, leftover shower food. :) So here are a few of the things we had:
Erica's mom made her famous spinach pinwheel sandwiches, and I don't refer to them as "famous" for nothin'! The feta cheese (or is it goat cheese?) makes them creamy and delicious, and the little bits of jalapeno pack quite the unexpected punch. I am dying to get the recipe from her!
Moving in to the living room where Erica opened her gifts, Ashley continued the book theme by displaying children's books on the mantle and on top of the media cabinet. Most of these books came from her kindergarten classroom, so this was the perfect shower theme for her to choose. She was already loaded up on supplies!
To wrap up the shower theme nicely, Ashley made chocolate chip cookie favors for everyone to go along with the story If You Give A Mouse A Cookie. She took pride in the fact that she came up with that herself, and didn't find it on Pinterest! Gotta savor those moments! ;)