What a wonderful opportunity to encourage your child’s love of reading—even before he or she is even born! In my opinion, all the electronic toys that zing, blink and crackle can’t hold a candle to a book. Teaching toddlers how to read and carrying them to faraway places, books know how to unlock a child’s imagination. They can also inspire yours as a unique baby shower theme for boys or girls. Whether you focus on a particular children’s book or just use books in general, it’s an excellent way to introduce your baby to books. If you choose a particular book to guide your theme, we’ve got the perfect favors to complement it.
“Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown
This classic board book for toddlers was published half a century ago and is still a favorite today. At the time, Margaret Wise Brown wanted to create the first book for toddlers based on their real lives rather than fantasy. Here’s a real life tip for you: Have guests come dressed in their PJ’s for a “slumber party” baby shower that kids and adults are sure to enjoy. Send them home with our “Over The Moon” bookmark favor that comes in its own “book” of nursery rhymes.
“The Little Engine That Could” by Watty Piper
A favorite for generations, this classic baby book encourages children to keep trying. It’s amazing what you can do when you don’t give up. Planning a celebration with a train theme is easy, and our “Precious Cargo” tea light candle holder is the perfect way to help pick up some steam at your shower!
“The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle
First written in 1969, this classic has inspired children of all ages. Now, it can inspire your special day. A fun baby shower theme if there ever was one, you can create a buffet based on the food the hungry caterpillar eats in the book. Speaking of food, how appropriate that our “caterpillar” is a salt and pepper shaker?
Stock the Shelf with Books!
If you’re going with a general book theme, guests can bring whatever books they like to help build your library. This is perfect for a baby with older siblings, since there are probably already plenty of typical baby items around the house. Celebrating the “New Edition,” our collection of notepads is a useful baby shower favor that focuses on the fundamentals—reading, writing and remembering things!