Need a fun spin on a traditional baby shower? Throw a storybook baby shower where the possibilities are endless! One idea we absolutely love: a book-inspired menu. Spark your creativity with these eight ideas to whip up a variety of delicious eats!
1. If You Take a Mouse to the Movies
If you take a mouse to the movies, you definitely need popcorn! This book by Laura Numeroff, along with several other great stories by the same author, are fantastic inspirations for themed baby shower food. Go savory with traditional buttered popcorn or sweeten up the spread with dark chocolate caramel popcorn.
2. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Today’s forecast: cloudy with a chance of meatballs! Cook some delectable meatballs for an easy main course.
3. If You Give a Dog a Donut
Want to spend less time in the kitchen and more time hosting? Pick up several frosted and sprinkle-covered donuts for a sugar-coated snack.
4. Green Eggs and Ham
Green Eggs and Ham is a fun and classic children’s book! Instead of scrambled eggs, make deviled eggs with a touch of green food coloring and sprinkled bacon on the top.
Party Tip: Ask guests to bring a signed book instead of a card for the parents-to-be! The stories will be treasured for a long time to come.
5. Goodnight Moon
“Goodnight stars, goodnight air, goodnight noises everywhere.” This classic by Margaret Wise Brown is another fabulous classic. Create yummy sandwiches in the shape of crescent moons with croissants. Prefer a dessert? Arrange Moon Pies® either in or out of their wrappers on a pretty plate.
6. If You Give a Cat a Cupcake
“If you give a cat a cupcake, he’ll ask for some sprinkles to go with it.” Make all your guests happy with different flavored cupcakes (with or without sprinkles)! You can cheat with this treat and buy them from your local supermarket.
Party Tip: Elevate simple store-bought cupcakes with DIY cupcake wrappers or little party flags!
7. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Add a few healthy options to the dessert table with a colorful fruit platter. Construct your own “Very Hungry Caterpillar” using half an apple for a head, blueberries on toothpicks for the antennae, almonds for feet, and multi-colored fruit for the body.
8. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is the original in the series of books by Laura Numeroff. Bake your favorite cookies for some homemade indulgences or purchase a crowd-pleasing flavor at the grocery store. We love these custom-made elephant-shaped cookies that double as favors!
Photography: Alyssa Renee Photography | Cupcakes: Confections Cupcakery | Popcorn: The Popcorn Bag
Do you have more creative food ideas for a storybook-themed baby shower? Share it in the comments below!