Planning a creative and thoughtful baby shower is a lot of pressure, but can also be fun and rewarding to host such a special event. Go beyond the usual pink and blue themes with these out-of-the-box ideas for a book-themed baby shower.
Book-Themed Baby Shower Ideas
- Pick a few popular children’s books and decorate the different tables with each theme. Pooh Bear, Very Hungry Caterpillar, Curious George and Dr. Seuss stories are just a few ideas. For some gorgeous inspiration, check out photos from a shower that blogger Hostess With The Mostess did.
- Include fun games like Alternate Names where you have to figure out the real children’s book title. You can create your own “Name That Story” game, do a Seuss Word Scramble or a Children’s Classics Quiz.
- On the invitation, include the following message: “In lieu of a card, please bring your favorite children’s book to add to baby’s library!”
- Design invitations with a vintage library card feel. Blogger SimpleLovelyBlog.com has a cute example.
- For party favors, hand out cute cookies shaped/designed as books or custom bookmarks like this example from LoveTaza.com, which includes the quote “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”
- Get creative with your food and menu planning! Meatballs from Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, fruit salad from The Very Hungry Caterpillar, cookies from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, veggies and dip from Peter Rabbit, blueberry muffins from Blueberries For Sal, madeleine cookies from Madeline… Have fun with it!
Whether you decide to go fancy or keep it simple, books are both a wonderful theme and amazing gift to give your loved ones. This month, we have two interactive new books out that any expectant parent would love to receive:
- Planet Pop-Up: Shark Makes a Splash
The silly animals of Shark Makes a Splash! are almost having too much fun in the ocean in this rhyming pop-up book. Open up the pages to discover a super-speedy shark, a troupe of line-dancing crabs, and other splashing, dashing creatures beneath the waves!
- Planet Pop-Up: Sheep Rules the Roost
The animals of Sheep Rules the Roost! are up to all sorts of mischief on the farm in this rhyming pop-up book. Open up the pages to discover a very bossy sheep, a super-polite cow, and other flapping, yapping creatures in the farmyard!
The animals’ antics in both these stories will bring smiles to the faces of young readers, and the colorful, high-quality interactive pop-ups with moving elements will entertain for hours on end.
Leave us a comment – have you ever hosted a book-themed baby shower?
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