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Cute & Clever Children’s Book Theme Baby Shower

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book theme baby shower milk and cake

Update: Meleka was kind enough to send over a copy of her {amazing} quiz! Download it here!


Inspired by the joy of classic children’s books, Meleka of MMJ Events created a whole baby shower centered around a collection of everyone’s childhood favorites.

All the inspiration for the food, drinks, and desserts were taken from each children’s classic book ranging from Milk and Cookies (If You Give a Mouse a Cookie), Green Deviled Eggs (Green Eggs and Ham), Meatballs (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs), Pink Lemonade (Pinkalicious), Moon Pies (Goodnight Moon), just to name a few. Each table was cleverly decked out with it’s own book theme. I’m loving the “Corduroy” table which happens to be one of my favorite children’s books. As a gift, the guests were encouraged to bring their favorite childhood book to share with the mother-to-be and in lieu of a card to write an inscription in the book to both mother and baby.

book baby shower corduroy centerpiece

book theme baby shower milk and cookies

book theme baby shower food table

book theme baby shower cake and green eggs from dr. seuss

book theme baby shower hungry caterpillar

book theme baby shower centerpiece

book theme baby shower caterpillar decoration

book theme baby shower milk and cake

book theme baby shower cake


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Meleka

When I originally spoke with Megan, we knew we wanted to have the guest bring their favorite book as a child with their message inside instead of a card. When thinking about this, I decided to take it a step further and have the whole party be centered around children’s books.

I spend some time at the library going through all the books I enjoyed as a child. Seeing the cover of a book I haven’t thought about in 20 years brought a big smile to my face. I checked out 20+ books and went to work. The inspiration for the food and dessert table all came from details from these old school books. We tested the guests memory with a quiz from 20 of the all time best children’s book.

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By | 2017-01-19T13:58:00+00:00 April 23rd, 2012|Baby Boy, Baby Showers|

About the Author:

JESSICA WILCOX of Modern Moments admits to being kept awake by new creative ideas. Friends are amazed that she no sooner has a great idea for a new product than it appears on her website – beautiful and ready for customers!

This artistic, high-energy entrepreneur with a degree in business discovered her flair for design as she settled into domestic life in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and first son six years ago. Since then, she’s had two more adorable boys and has begun two flourishing design-related businesses, one for custom home décor and one for print goods and party supplies.

Her flair for party details is the reason she is now developing a third business. A lover of “all things cupcake,” Jessica not only creates unique party décor but loves to cook savory snacks and bake sweet treats that creatively express the event’s theme. Lucky family members get to enjoy her design and culinary creations on a regular basis, and she’s now ready to share her party planning brilliance with the world. Watch for it!


  1. Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor April 23, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    What a great shower theme! One children’s book addition that would be fun is Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch.

  2. Miss Margarita April 24, 2012 at 4:49 am

    So cute!

  3. Audrey April 24, 2012 at 4:51 am

    So cute!

  4. Anna April 24, 2012 at 6:53 am

    How did she make the green deviled eggs? Is it guacamole or food coloring?

    • MMJ Events April 24, 2012 at 7:35 am

      It was food coloring : )

  5. Aimee April 24, 2012 at 7:19 am

    BEAUTIFUL.. specially coordinating the food with the books..

  6. Windy City Novelties April 24, 2012 at 9:15 am

    I love the cake! I love how it’s modern and colorful and has a majority of all kids favorite books.

  7. Chiêu Anh Urban April 24, 2012 at 9:42 am

    This party is charming. I love seeing the various classic children’s books!

  8. Betty April 24, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Great idea!!! Would work well for a 1st birthday party as well!

  9. kaye April 24, 2012 at 11:51 am

    do you have a copy of the quiz? We are having a book shower for my daughter, I enjoyed your post very much. email me at theriverdaughter (at) gmail (dot) com

    • alyssa January 16, 2013 at 2:06 pm

      The quiz is available for download at the top of the post :)

  10. Debi April 27, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Could I get a copy of the quiz too? [email protected]

    Thanks :)

  11. jennifer April 29, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    will you please email me a copy of the quiz? I am doing a children’s book theme birthday party for my son’s first birthday and this quiz will be fun for all the adults to do at the party! Thanks so much! Love the idea!!

    • Valerie Lester June 2, 2012 at 1:46 pm

      Can you send a copy of the quiz to my email address? Thanks!

  12. arledastewart April 29, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Sooooo cute!!! Im thinking about using this theme for my son’s kindergarten end of the school year party. I just love this:) Good job.

  13. Melissa May 1, 2012 at 11:42 am

    I adore this party theme! So much fun and so many of my favorite childrens books. Perfect!

  14. Sara May 2, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Hi Could I please have a copy of the quiz as well?!!? :) Thanks!
    [email protected]
    This is an awesome idea!!

    • alyssa January 16, 2013 at 2:06 pm

      This quiz is available for download at the top of the post :)

  15. Mallory May 2, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Could I have a copy of the quiz?!!?!
    [email protected]

    • alyssa January 16, 2013 at 2:06 pm

      This quiz is available for download at the top of the post!

  16. Kelley May 6, 2012 at 9:14 am

    I would love a copy f the quiz too!

  17. Kristen May 8, 2012 at 7:42 am

    May I have a copy of the quiz please

  18. Heather May 9, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    what a brilliant idea for a party! May I also have a copy of your quiz? I’d love to borrow this theme for my cousin’s shower, if I could!

  19. Meg May 11, 2012 at 8:17 am

    I helped throw a book-themed shower for my friend awhile back. Here are a few pics from her blog:


    Such a fun theme. My fav was that for a duckling book tie-in, we filled the pool with rubber ducks. Her mom also put together a quiz where you had to fill in the book names. Oh, and her sister did these really cute library card invites. Adorbs!

  20. Cheryl May 12, 2012 at 4:53 am

    Oh! I LOVE this! I would appreciate a copy of the quiz, also!

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