Storybook Theme Baby Shower

There is something whimsical and magical about losing yourself in a children’s book and joining the world and imagination of your mini me. One of my favorite times of the day is story time with my daughter and waiting to see what books she chooses. For a brief part of my day, I can get lost with her in the thick, chunky pages filled with adventures and discovery. No matter how many times we read each book, her joy and surprise at the butterfly emerging from that cocoon or the alphabet falling out of the coconut tree make her squeal and light up.

Oh to be a kid again.

It was no surprise to me when my sister requested a storybook themed shower to celebrate the upcoming arrival of her baby boy. Since she’s a teacher, she understands the wonderful world of books. It was an absolute joy planning a party around some beloved children’s classics.

The Food:

  • Crescent Moon Croissant Sandwiches (Goodnight Moon)
  • Deviled Eggs with Ham & Chives (Green Eggs & Ham)
  • Fruit Platter (The Very Hungry Caterpillar)
  • Bow Tie Pasta Salad (Strega Nona)
  • Barbecue Meatballs (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs)
  • Puppy Chow (Clifford the Big Red Dog)
    • Served in a plastic dog bowl
  • Candy Fish (One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish)
    • Served in a fish bowl with a fish net to scoop
  • Coconut Chocolate Truffles (Chicka Chicka Boom Boom)
  • Raspberry & Pistachio Madelines (Madeline)
  • Pineapple Lemonade Punch (Curious George)

The Favors:

  • Chocolate Chip Cookies (If You Give a Mouse a Cookie)
  • Gummy Worm “Bookworms”

The Decorations:

  • Scour your child’s bookcase & Goodwill/Half Price Books
  • Periodically check the Target Dollar Section & party stores for banners & bunting
  • Watch Facebook Buy/Sell/Trade Pages & Craigslist for books, character toys, & general decorations
  • Print out story characters on tent cards to label food
  • Print & cut out characters, attach to skewers to add to flower arrangements
  • Oriental Trading Company has a TON of Eric Carle book decorations
  • Put baby pictures of the mama and daddy to be in frames next to Are You My Mother? & Hop on Pop books

Storybook Baby Shower Ideas - The Lovely Lou Lous

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