Bookish Baby Shower!

Bookish Baby Shower!

Howdy Bookworms!

I am very excited today because I officially get to check an item off my Bookish Bucket List! That’s right, kiddos, I helped put on a Bookish Baby Shower for one of the members of my book club and it was so much fun! “C” is our resident pregnant lady, expecting a little lady of her own come July. How could we NOT put on a shower? I mean, look at how adorable “C” is!


My compatriots “A” and “M” came up with the concept for theme-ing the food and it was so stinking cute. We matched each snack with a children’s book. We had pink lemonade to go withPinkalicious, veggies to go with The Tale of Peter Rabbit, meatballs to go with Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, fruit to go with The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bearhoney Teddy Grahams to go with Winnie-the-Pooh, and water in a “pail” to go with Jack and Jill . And by pail, we mean trifle bowl. We improvised.

showerfoodWe asked that everyone include a children’s book with their gift to help beef up the little lady’s library, so I thought it might be fun to create a Dr. Seuss diaper cake. I’m not actually particularly crafty, but diaper cakes don’t require much other than patience. Since I’ve made a couple in my time, so it seemed like a good option. (Yes, I checked with “C” beforehand to make sure she wasn’t planning to cloth diaper. I’m thoughtful that way.) My other contribution was the decorative picks for the cupcakes. “A” made the super tasty cupcakes and frosted them all pretty-like. I contributed by printing out some mini photos of children’s book covers, gluing them to a scrapbook paper backing, and taping them to toothpicks. My crafting is strictly 3rd grade level, but it turned out nicely, I think…


Those super fuzzy pipe cleaners screamed Seuss to me, and the board book versions of Seuss classics integrated into the project more easily than the full size would have. Plus, babies, you know? They drool and rip and gnaw on things, so board books are a good starting point while they learn to control their juiciness. And yes, I absolutely DID include Everyone Poops in my cupcake picks, because, well. This is me we’re talking about. (It’s in the back so you can’t see it in the photo, but trust me. It happened.) In the end, “C” ended up having a wonderful time and her little lady now has a good start on a library of her very own. I had fun playing with glue and ribbon. A great success!

Have any of you bookworms attended or thrown a bookish party? 

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