23 Apr

Cute & Clever Children’s Book Theme Baby Shower

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.



– Styling: MMJ Events
– Photography: Henry Photography
– Paper: Top That Designs
– Cake: Enticing Icings
– Linens: Connie Duglin

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Ashley SAYS:

So adorable!! Could you email me the quiz??

Reply July 29, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Nicole SAYS:

I love this idea – we are doing it for my daughter’s first birthday this weekend. Just curious where you got the food cards or how you made them? And what is the orange dish by the pasta?

Reply July 30, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Bina Shah SAYS:

Do you have an image of the invitations?

Reply July 31, 2012 at 6:54 pm

anna johnson SAYS:

do you have instruction on how you “built ” the cake :) It is so awesome!

Reply July 31, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Gwen SAYS:

Very cute ideas! I did something similar, http://livinginlangley.blogspot.com/2012/01/wild-about-books.html. Love the Swedish Fish for Red Fish Blue Fish. I’ll remember to add that next time!

Book showers are the best, imo!

Reply August 20, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Phyllis Miller SAYS:

Could I also have a copy of the quiz? We do a “book” shower for each of our teachers when they are expecting. This would be a great addition to our shower. Many thanks!

Reply August 25, 2012 at 6:09 am

Constance Hildebrand SAYS:

Love this for our new Liesl whenever she visits us…

Reply September 7, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Peggy Otty Harrison SAYS:

I have always loved the name Liesl — wanted to name Ann that but Paul vetoed. Still think it is a great name! I know you are thrilled with her. She is so pretty.

September 7, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Leisel Stoep Everdyke SAYS:

That's my name! I never knew another leisel! Very cool!

October 29, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Shauna SAYS:

Will you please send me a copy of the quizz as well? Thanks so much!!

Reply September 19, 2012 at 12:56 pm

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