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We recently teamed up with HUGGIES® to bring you some creative baby shower inspiration! I thought it would be fun to kick things off with a detailed round-up of our favorite Book Themed Baby Shower ideas, which is a theme I’ve been asked about a lot lately. Added bonus: it’s gender neutral!

FREE PRINTABLES: Book Themed Activity Quiz & Bookplates

One of the first things that always comes to mind for me for this theme – is the clever activity quiz from an adorable children’s book baby shower that we featured a while back. It’s always been a popular download here, but was previously only available as a text document. SO… this felt like the perfect time to put a pretty graphic design spin on it! Download the new design for free, complete with Answer Key and coordinating Printable Bookplates to match. ENJOY!

P.S. Read on for lots more creative ideas to help you get inspired for your own Children’s Book Baby Shower!

book baby shower round up


1. “Stacked Book” Cake by Enticing Icings
This adorable “Stacked Book” Cake by Enticing Icings is so creative – and you definitely won’t run out of dessert! ;)

book baby shower cake


2. DIY Mini Book Garland by Martha Stewart
Creative garlands are so trendy right now! This Mini Book Garland by Martha Stewart is just so cute and easy! There’s a full tutorial + more book inspired ideas for your shower!

book garland


3. Step Stool + Bookend Centerpiece by Anneliese of Aesthetic Nest
Stacked books, snacks and animal bookends propped on a bright red stool are such fun, useful decorations! Double duty decor is definitely my kind of style – all of these pieces will get lots of use once the new baby arrives!

bookend baby shower centerpiece


4. Children’s Book Themed Baby Shower Menu by Courtney of Pizzazzerie
One of the most fun parts about this theme is all the creative book & character associated food. Pizzazzerie designed a baby shower for her friend with a thoughtful, delicious and clever menu!

book baby shower menu


5. Hungry Caterpillar Cake Pops by Leoni of Just Call Me Martha
While general storybook themes work really well, it can also be really neat to focus on a single book like Goodnight Moon or The Rainbow Fish. Leoni made these creative “Hungry Caterpillar” Cake Pops- adding freshness and creativity to the dessert table!

hungry caterpillar cake pops


6. Children’s Book Themed Tables (+ matching cookie favors!) by Kristen of Kio Kreations
Kristen did a fabulous job creating  several themed tables, each inspired by a different children’s book. Every table was decked out with gorgeous themed florals, creative centerpieces, and adorable matching cookie + book quote tag favors!

peter rabbit cookies

dr seuss centerpiece


7. Baby Bottled Salad Dressing by Jay’s Catering
Okay, so this idea could really be used for any baby shower theme – it’s so stinkin’ cute & creative! Use a baby bottle as salad dressing dispenser… a great way to mix in some signature “baby” elements with all the books.

baby bottle salad dressing


8. “Keep Calm And Read Me A Book” Party Sign by Katrina Louise Photography
One of my favorite details from this beautiful book inspired baby shower is this Keep Calm sign! I love how it’s paired with a sherbet-colored streamer backdrop for a lunch spread outside.

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9. Children’s Book Themed Dessert Table by Tanya of Save the Date for Cupcakes for Operation Shower
From the colorful printables and “Once Upon A Shower” Cake to the book cookies and playful embellishments, there really is more than just one inspiring idea to find here!

book themed dessert table


10. Storybook Inspired Cake by Kate of And Everything Sweet
And what would be a web roundup without an amazing cake to point out? Kate designed this Storybook Inspired Cake with 360° of fondant favorites- If You give A Mouse A Cookie, Where the Wild Things Are, and Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See!

book inspired cake




  • Book Baby Shower Quiz
  • Quiz Answer Sheet
  • Book Baby Shower Fill-In Book Plates

free printable children's book baby shower activity quiz

free printable bookplates - baby shower

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