Children’s Books Themed Baby Shower

My friends hosted my baby shower for Lily and it was so awesome. It was children’s book themed and they did a fantastic job carrying through the theme in every area. There were piles of old books as decor, dyed pages as a photo backdrop, candy in little books as party favors, and every dessert and piece of food followed the theme.

a picture of boxes spelling out 'baby' and pink pages on a wall as a photo backdrop for a baby shower
The photo backdrop – hand dyed pages made and put together by my bestie
baby shower party favors: candy in little baby carriages and mini books
Party favors: candy inside mini 3D book cutouts and candy inside tiny baby carriages
a banner of little golden childrens book covers and winnie the pooh pictures in frames
Behind the dessert table

I am so lucky to have such wonderful friends and family that came to celebrate Lily’s life! Below are close-ups of all the food and the little framed book titles that went with them.

baby shower dessert table with childrens book themes
Dessert and drink table!
the very hungry caterpillar childrens book cupcakes
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cupcakes
the very hungry caterpillar food cupcakes from the childrens book
The Very Hungry Caterpillar cupcakes
cookies and moon decorated cookies with a frame saying 'if you give a mouse a cookie' and 'goodnight moon' childrens books
Cookies and moon cookies: If You Give A Mouse a Cookie and Goodnight Moon
iced tea and pink lemonade saying 'alice's adventures in wonderland' and 'pinkalicious' childrens book
Iced tea and lemonade drinks: Alice in Wonderland and Pinkalicious
food table with childrens books themed food for a baby shower on it
The Beautiful Food Table
individual bags of popcorn and a bowl of goldfish saying 'hop on pop' and 'the rainbow fish' childrens book
Popcorn and goldfish: Hop on Pop and The Rainbow Fish
veggie platter saying 'the tale of peter rabbit' childrens book
Veggie Platter: Peter Rabbit
deviled eggs saying 'green eggs and ham' childrens book
Deviled eggs: Green Eggs and Ham
fruit salad saying 'james and the giant peach' childrens book
Fruit salad: James and the Giant Peach
meatballs saying 'cloudy with a chance of meatballs' childrens book
Meatballs: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
green salad saying 'the secret garden' childrens classic book
Green Salad: The Secret Garden

For activities, we had a relay race to change baby doll diapers (so fun, because apparently my husband is just naturally talented at changing diapers). There was also a guessing game of mommy or daddy (like did I or my husband have a favorite stuffed bear, or did I or husband love oatmeal). We also played the Price is Right with various baby items. Sitting on a table for people to fill out was also “Wishes for Baby” for people to fill out for baby.

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