how to host a book themed baby shower

So you’re going to host a baby shower? It can seem pretty overwhelming that’s for sure, but really, you only need a few items to make it special for the mom to be. Lucky for you, I’ve got your list of items you’ll need to host a book themed baby shower. It’s become so common these days to have guests bring books for the baby so why not make it a whole theme? It’s a perfect gender neutral baby shower theme as well.


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Items to Host a Book Themed Baby Shower

If you’re a book-lover like me, you’re going to love today’s book-themed baby shower idea. I love keeping the theme going from invite to thank you cards and books are just wonderful.  They can be used for a boy or a girl and you can start a library for the new little one that they’ll cherish forever.


Book Themed Baby Shower Invitations

With the book theme, there are so many options for custom invites. You can use a book shelf, a book image, a library card or even a bookmark. My personal favorite is the bookmark, but find other ideas in my shop. I also love the storybook route as well. You can combine the owls with the books to make it a “once upon a time” theme.

Book baby shower invitation ideas
Book baby shower invitation ideas

Games

Baby games add a lot to a shower, and my favorite is wish cards for the new baby. I used notebook paper as the background for mine here. I wanted to give the guests lines to write on, but I also wanted to keep the theme going. Get it instantly here.  Other game ideas can be the diaper raffle, Baby Bingo, and of course, don’t forget the “Bring a Book” cards. If you want to print those yourself, sign up for the Journey Junkies club, they’re on the freebies page.

Another awesome idea for the book baby shower is the ABC Book.  This was a new one to me, but I quickly fell in love with it and plan to make more in different themes. Have the guests at the shower draw pictures for each letter of the alphabet.  Then bind all the pages together and the baby can learn their ABCs with personal photos. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be an artist for this.  Use a template like the one shown here and tell the guests to keep it simple.

All the games you need to host a book themed baby shower.
All the games you need to host a book themed baby shower.

Want this whole package? I do that too. You can purchase each of these individually or get the invite, wish card, BINGO cards, bring a book cards, diaper raffle, and thank you cards in one fun set.


Decorations

One thing I love about this theme is the fact that you can decorate with books! No, I’m not saying cut them up. What I am suggesting is setting them around for decor. I’ve also included a couple of simple instant download, book themed decorations that you can personalize. Let people know they are in the right place with a sign on the door and use the alphabet banner to spell out any message you’d like.

Book Themed Baby Shower Decor
Book Themed Baby Shower Decor

Mom Badge

One thing I really love at a baby shower is to give the mom to be something to wear at the party. That’s where these buttons come into play. Personalize them how you need.

Storybook baby shower button for the mom to be.
Storybook baby shower button for the mom to be.

Favors

Now that you’ve got everything taken care of for the party, it’s time to say thank you to all the guests. I love the idea of bookmark favors. Give them as is, add some ribbon, or attach them to another favor as a tag. Anyway you do it, it’s sure to be adorable.

Bookmark party favors
Bookmark party favors

Thank You Cards

Finally, after the party is over the mom to be will be sending out thank you cards to her guests for their gifts. Make it easy on her and get pre-printed cards that match the theme. Then you can have the guests put their addresses on the envelopes. All my printed cards come with envelopes in any color.

Baby shower thank you cards in book theme
Baby shower thank you cards in book theme

Storybook Owl | Bookshelf | Books with Banner


Freebies

As always, I’m giving away freebies with this post as well. Get the Bring a Book Card on the freebies page. If you’re not already a member, you can sign up here, it’s free!

Have you given a book themed baby shower? If so, let me know in the comments, I love new ideas!


Everything You Need to Host a Book Themed Baby Shower

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