I haven’t had too many baby shower invites and I had one thrown for me over 8 years ago so I don’t have much experience with them. I’ve heard that the games are not that fun, but there are a million different themes for the party and that can set the tone for the whole day.
I have been checking out different baby shower ideas over the past few months and some themes are pretty common. I like unusual, unique things that stand out and that’s where a book-theme comes in. Forgo the typical baby gifts and ask your guests to bring a book for the child’s library. Decorate with all the classical kid books from banners to cake and even the classic baby shower gift, the diaper cake.
Here’s some more ideas:
Everything You Need For Your Book Theme Baby Shower 1 of 11This theme is cute and practical and from decorations to invites, here are some must-have products.
Library Check Out Invite 2 of 11Invite your guests and set the tone for the theme with these amazing library card invites.
You can buy one for you from PennyAnnDesigns/Etsy, $3
Good Night Moon Tinsel 3 of 11No baby library is complete without the book Good Night Moon. Decorate your shower in this quiet, yet cute night banner.
You can buy one for you from photostock/Etsy, $10
Book Banner 4 of 11From pages of the best kid's book Curious George, this would be cute decorations in your book theme shower.
You can buy one for you from SimplySweetNothings/Etsy, $10
Straws 5 of 11Get these caterpillar themed straws for your guests to break up the book decor, but stay in the theme.
You can buy one for you from EnchantedFrogEvents/Etsy, $8; 50 straws
Very Hungry Caterpillar Cupcake Toppers 6 of 11How cute are these, right? If you're planning to have cupcakes in place of a cake, these are a must -- inspired by the popular kid's book.
You can buy one for you from SugarShackCupcakes/Etsy, $25; 12 pieces
Diaper Cake 7 of 11No baby shower is complete without a diaper cake. This one in a Dr. Suess theme is amazing and a show stopper!
You can buy one for you from CaliCustomDiaperCake/Etsy, $150
Cupcake Toppers or Menu Cards 8 of 11If you will be feeding your guests, these cute book-themed toppers can keep everyone in the know for what they're eating.
You can buy one for you from kreationsbykia/Etsy, $12; one dozen
Baby Shower Game 9 of 11Play this game with your friends at your baby shower and see who's right at the end.
You can buy one for you from thepartystork/Etsy, $5.99
Forget the Card, Please 10 of 11A cute insert to place in your baby shower invites asking your attendees to buy a book in place of a card. A nice idea.
You can buy one for you from HEN & CO./Etsy, $10
Curious George Cookies 11 of 11Curious George is a must-have book in your baby's nursery. These cookies are a perfect addition to your book theme baby shower.
You can buy one for you from peapodscookies/Etsy, $48; one dozen
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