A new baby on the way means a brand new chapter is ready to be written! For a fun baby shower theme, find mom and dad’s favorite fairy tales and build a library to jump start a love of reading!
Book theme baby showers – a timeless subject for booklovers and future readers!
With so many baby, toddler and children’s storybooks, there are thousands of creative ways you can make your build a library baby shower a best seller. Here are a few ideas to get you started!
- Once upon a time, there were Baby Shower Invitations
- Storybook cakes, cupcake and cookies – read em and eat!
- Baby Shower Guest Books – Autographs from the guests
- “Bookish” food ideas for your shower – recipes for success!
- Decorations for book theme showers – How to compose a beautiful table
- Fun baby shower favors plus FREE PRINTABLES!
- Plot twist – Puzzling book theme baby shower games
- Gift ideas for baby? – BOOKS of course!
Baby shower book theme invitations
Whether you’re celebrating a new baby boy, baby girl or a surprise ending, you’ll love these storybook baby shower invitations. You can even customize the “spine” with mom and dad or baby’s name.
Adorable purple bookworm sets the tone with this fun baby shower invitation.
Take a page from your home town library and send your invitation “library card” style.
If mom to be has a favorite storybook, such as Winnie the Pooh, you can find a variety of fun Pooh themed invitations from Disney.
An all time favorite book: Alice in Wonderland! Below are two of my designs – one with a winter theme and a second featuring spring flowers. Both feature Alice with a flamingo, the Mad Hatter, grinning Cheshire Cat, and the White Rabbit. Cute and simple for a modern baby shower.
Books for Baby. Please bring a book – instead of a card!
A clever rhyme to let your guests know that books are preferred.
There are literally thousands of “Books for Baby” or “Bring a Book” designs to include with your baby shower invitation.
Baby Shower Book Theme cake ideas
From lovely cakes on instagram, here’s a baby shower cake that is adorable! Mother goose sits proudly on the top with other fun characters including the cow jumping over the moon, Mary with her little lamb, Humpty Dumpty and more.
How sweet are these book theme cupcake toppers? You can customize through Corjl with the baby or mom’s name.
Sweet endings – Baby Shower cookies!
Baby shower cookies with a storybook theme. So many to choose from: Pete the Cat, Brown Bear What do you see, Hansel and Gretel, Llama llama Red Pajama, Harold and the Purple Crayon, Curious George and so many more!
Guest Books – Autographs from your guests
When you’re having a book theme shower, you’ll love the extra touch a guest book brings to the shower. Here’s one with a Twinkle Twinkle Little Star theme; sweet gold stars and a fancy script font are ready for your personal touch. Available in both hard cover and soft cover!
A fairy tale with a fairy princess – soft and sweet watercolor baby shower guest book.
Once upon a time … a sweet baby shower guest book with a fairy tale start. (Easy to edit the headline and personalize however you like)
Book”ish” food ideas for your storybook shower
This theme is so fun to think of creative ways to compose your food and dessert table with best selling children’s books. You can even get creative with the menu! Get some white kraft paper, a sharpie and add your own menu as book covers. This one features green eggs and ham mini quiche, strega nona pasta salad, chicken little salad sandwiches and hungry caterpillar fruit salad. Delicious!
Serve these delicious ham sliders with the fun book “The Bear Ate Your Sandwich.” These sliders are sure to be a party pleaser – I guarantee there will be not be any leftovers when the shower is over!
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs! Another favorite book to display along with delicious appetizer meatballs. (Here’s a fantastic meatball recipe from once upon a chef.)
Add a DIY taco bar along with the “Dragons Love Tacos” book display. Of course, dragons are not the only ones who love tacos – this “build your own taco” is perfect for a baby shower.
Fun tomato appetizers pair nicely with “I will Never NOT EVER Eat a Tomato“. Now I’m not sure why anyone would never NOT EVER eat a tomato – they are so amazing! But honestly, I had not heard of this book before – so there may be a reason. I’ll have to order it and see.
Having a cheese platter? You may want to display “The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Fairy Tales“. (I really have to order this book – it looks so fun!!!)
One of my all time favorites: Rainbow Fish. Here’s a cute way to display the Rainbow fish book with colorful gold fish (of course) in a fish serving bowl!
If you give a mouse a cookie … he’s going to want a glass of milk. What a fun display for your cookies, milk shooters, and the book displayed of course.
Decorations for storybook theme baby showers
Set the tone with a storybook welcome poster for your baby shower. So many beloved books and nursery rhymes on this poster – Hey Diddle Diddle, Humpty Dumpty, the Itsy Bitsy Spider, and more!
Place settings with book marks – so fun to add to the theme! You can decorate these wooden shower book marks – with a heart stamp, little feet stamp, book stamp or whatever you like!
Table wear for your party: Paper Plates, Napkins and Paper Cups!
Fun nursery rhyme themed paper plates are perfect for your book theme shower.
Vintage book covers decorate these baby shower napkins.
Dr. Seuss colorful letter paper cups – great for your drinks (including pinkalicious drinks)
Here’s the perfect book to display with the dishes and silverware: The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon.
Baby Shower Book Banner
Super easy – and perfect for a book theme shower! Just get some heavy twine and display some old time favorite books banner style. Best of all, no books are harmed in the making of this display 🙂
Here’s a cute “>Once Upon a Time” banner with book pages as the background.
Another cute display featuring onesies with “chapters” to celebrate the new little one on the way. For a step by step on how to create this fun banner, head over to your home based mom.
Simple book baby shower decoration idea!
Here’s a fun idea that is sure to bring on the smiles! Decorate the shower with stuffed animals (adorable teddy bears do the trick) reading picture books. Easy – inexpensive – and the decorations double as gifts for the new baby!
Storybook theme diaper cake for your baby shower!
Adorable book theme diaper cakes! This first diaper cake has baby books, infant socks and teether toys tucked into the display. You can start with a diaper cake base, add your own special touches and you’re good to go! Or – go for the easy finished diaper cake with this adorable bookworm diaper cake available on etsy.
Here’s another clever book theme diaper cake – with a book base and layers of diapers..
Baby Shower Book Theme Party Favors
FREE PRINTABLES! These bookmarks make great party favors – or decorations for the shower. 4 different bookmarks with clever sayings such as “We lose ourselves in books. We find ourselves there too.” and “Between the pages of a book is a wonderful place to be.”
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Cute “Once Upon a Time” drawstring bag is fun to add sweets, cookies or other party favors.
Super cute – and delicious – party favors with a storybook ending. You’ll need some mason jars, ribbon and favor tags. Find the “how to” here (including the recipe) and decorate your own gift tags for your party favors.
Book theme baby shower games
Here’s a fun “children’s book scramble” where your guests try to figure out the real title of the book. “Be Off Canine, Be Off” – could it be “Go Dog Go?” Clever game to get the guests scrambling.
Here’s a puzzler where you match the character to the story. Ribsy? Is this character from The Snowy Day, Eloise or ??
Match that Storybook Quote! “A person’s a person – no matter how small” hmmm – which book? Good thing the answer key is included!
Here’s a simple baby shower game for your book theme shower. Display the “one fish two fish” book by Dr. Seuss along with a jar of swedish fish. Closest guess to how many fish are in the jar wins!
Book Gift Ideas for baby
To celebrate the new book lover, mom and dad will love this baby book crate made from reclaimed wood. You can even choose your choice of finish to match the nursery theme.
There are literally thousands of baby books that the new parents – and baby – will love. Here are a few treasured – no fail – favorites!
Great book idea for infants
The tails on these fun books are made for babies … crinkly, shiny, bumpy, furry and scaly!
Cute onesies for the new little reader!
Onesies for the book lover: Maisy goes to the library, Jungle book and Future Book lover are just a few of the onesies with cute book designs for the new baby.
Here’s a cute book idea to include with any clothes for the baby: Caroline Jayne Church’s “Let’s Get Dressed”
Momma Llama Red Pajama
Super cute mom and baby llama reading a book – great gift idea!
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