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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Mindy SAYS:

Love this party! How did you make the book cupcake toppers and the book table cards? Thanks!

September 20, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Laura SAYS:

I absolutely LOVE this !!! So cute : )
Could you list all the food that you had with the coordinating book? Its hard to tell some of them from the picture : (

September 21, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Karen SAYS:

Please send me a copy of the quiz. Shower in November and I love this theme.

October 1, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Jodi SAYS:

This is Absolutely Adorable and beautiful all at the same time!! Love this idea. Been toying around with a Childrens Book Theme Shower and love how you incorporated everything together. I did see you’ve attached the link for the Quiz.. {Great} Would you be willing to share the Book/Food List you used??? ~and~ Would you mind sharing your invitation and/or atleast the wording you ended up using? Thank you sooo much!!!

October 9, 2012 at 10:25 am

alyssa SAYS:

Hi Jody,

You can download the quiz from the top of the post :)


January 21, 2013 at 8:58 am

Denise Bennett SAYS:

I would love more details about this baby shower. I have a friend that is pregnant and I think this would be the greatest theme for her baby shower.

October 11, 2012 at 2:48 am

Nancy SAYS:

May I please have a copy of your quiz? Using this theme for my daughter’s and niece’s combined baby shower in a few weeks.
Thanks so much!

October 14, 2012 at 6:22 am

debbie amey SAYS:

Could I also have a copy of the book quiz for mu daughters baby shower? Thanks ever so much!!!

October 31, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Barbara SAYS:

Can I please have a copy of the quiz? Thank you. Barbara

November 8, 2012 at 6:45 am

Julie SAYS:

Could u send me a copy of the quiz? This is the theme I was planning for my beat friends baby shower. This is soooo perfect thank you for sharing !

November 11, 2012 at 8:59 am

Gina Howard SAYS:

Could you please email me the quiz? I am doing this theme for a friends baby shower. I got most of the ideas from here. Adorable! Loved it!

November 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

Hi Gina –
You can dowload the quiz here: http://blog.hwtm.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Childrens-Book-Quiz.doc Good luck with the baby shower! :)

November 14, 2012 at 5:26 am

Beth SAYS:

Can I please have a copy of the quiz??? This is SO adorable!!

November 18, 2012 at 3:55 pm

alyssa SAYS:

You can download it at the top of the post :)

January 21, 2013 at 8:57 am
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