We’re excited to bring you another great article from LilSugar, a fantastic source for mamas who want advice and news about everything from packing healthy lunches to mastering the art of stroller chic. This week, we’re featuring their Velveteen Rabbit Baby Shower.



Whether or not you were an avid reader before baby, books will become a big part of your post-lil-one life. My 1-year-old is already obsessed with Sandra Boynton, Eric Carle, and any peekaboo book, but I’m already trying to introduce her to my childhood favorites, including The Velveteen Rabbit. I’m obviously not alone in my love of the classic book, as it was also the jumping off point for this amazing shower, planned by Kristeen Labrot Events for her sister-in-law. It almost has a wedding feeling to it with all the gorgeous florals, whimsical details, and charming cake, but the bunny proves it’s all baby!

The Invitation

Host and Los Angeles-based party planner Kristeen LaBrot hand-made the invitations by spray-mounting thick card stock onto burlap from Jo-Ann Fabric and sewed a tiny button at the top.

The Theme

The Velveteen Rabbit, the mom-to-be’s favorite childhood book, was the shower’s inspiration. The book itself acted as a guest book; guests were asked to write a note to the baby on the book’s inner cover.

The gender-neutral theme worked well since the parents didn’t know their baby’s sex. The host used the book’s textural elements, including rustic burlap, cotton, velvet, and wood, along with vintage spools of thread and small jars of buttons, to continue the theme.

The Cake

The gorgeous cake, designed by Cake Goodness, was an understated take on the rabbit theme, inspired by glassware the host found at Anthropologie. Fujiko’s Flowers created bright floral arrangements in vintage depression glass, birch wrapped vases, and mason jars.

Straws and Soda

Boylan’s Vintage Vanilla Creme Soda, the mom-to-be’s favorite, became a party favors after Kristeen soaked off the original labels off and designed custom labels to replace them. To spruce up the straws, she tied them with grosgrain ribbons and even sewed tiny buttons onto each one.

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A gorgeous beverage and floral display.

The Table

The breathtaking table was designed by Kristeen LaBrot. Florist Fujiko’s Flowers also hand-made the doily chandelier that hung over the guest of honor’s table.

Dreamy Table

Kristeen found the rabbit glassware at Anthropologie and the napkin fabric at Jo-Ann Fabric.

Whimsical Details

Rustic and textural details like vintage glassware and wood gave the shower a whimsical feel.

Note Station

The note station and more gorgeous details.


A final view of Fujiko’s Flowers’ gorgeous creations for Kristeen LaBrot‘s The Velveteen Rabbit baby shower.

Source: Krista Mason on Hostess With the Mostess

What do you like best about this gorgeous shower?

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