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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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 !

Reply 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!

Reply 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!!

Reply 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

Rebecca SAYS:

Can I get a copy of the food labels that you created? I love this idea.

Reply January 6, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Rebecca Hayes SAYS:

Can I get the food labels that you created? I love this idea.

Reply January 6, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Kristin Alexandra SAYS:

May I have the food labels that you've created? I absolutely love this shower theme and will be throwing it for my expecting older sister (and teacher). Thank you!

Reply January 8, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Gabby Torres SAYS:

Hi Just wanted to know if you had found the food labels?

January 16, 2013 at 10:09 pm

Kristin Alexandra SAYS:

No I haven't. have you?

January 21, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Lisa Findo SAYS:

Look above it says vendor credits there is one for paper

February 4, 2013 at 4:21 am

Megan McCort SAYS:

What did you do for invitations?

Reply January 12, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Jill Johnson SAYS:

I love this Theme and would like to use this for my own
Baby shower. Can you tell me how you made the cards on the table for the food that represent the books?

Reply January 15, 2013 at 6:24 am

Krista SAYS:

Reply January 15, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Gabby SAYS:

Hi. Do you have a copy of the quiz?

January 16, 2013 at 1:49 pm

alyssa SAYS:

You can download a copy of the quiz at the top of the post :)

January 21, 2013 at 8:55 am

L'erin SAYS:

I love the hummus in the pots. What are the pots made of? Where can I purchase them?
Love this entire spread. Well done.

Reply January 24, 2013 at 6:56 pm

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