Children’s Book Themed Baby Boy Shower!

Children's Book themed Baby ShowerI recently had the pleasure of hosting a sweet baby shower for my friend Kristen Steele. She’s awaiting the arrival of a darling baby boy so it was an absolute pleasure to shower her + the little one with a baby shower. It was yellow, baby blue, and navy themed with Children’s Books incorporated throughout! We built up baby boy’s library with all the classics. It was such a wonderful time, and I had an absolute blast with the party details. Check out the pictures below!


  • Guests signed a sweet “library book” poster (designed by Paper & Pigtails) that we framed for the guest book. 
  • The party menu was influenced by my favorite children’s books. See below for full list.
  • Kristen’s friend Elizabeth Higgenbotham made the most darling cookies that were just perfect.
  • Favors were chocolate chip cookies packaged up next to “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” book!
  • I love the patterns of Midori Ribbon and used it to decorate everything from the bow tie on the bear’s tricycle to wrapping gifts.
  • Be on the lookout for one of my fave details – bow tie garland!
  • A bold yellow and white stripe fabric made the perfect tablecloth!

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Baby Shower Menu

If You Give a Dog A Donut – Donut Cake
Popcorn Poems – Caramel Popcorn Mix
Ten Apples Up On Top – Mini Apple Crumbles
Dragons Love Tacos – Mini Taco Cups
Goodnight Moon – Mini Chocolate Moon Pies
Go Dog Go! – White Chocolate “Bark”
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie – Cookie Favors

Styling: Phronsie Dial + Courtney Whitmore | Party Popcorn Cups, Donut Cake Flags: Shop Sweet Lulu | Ribbon: Midori | Bow Garland: The Flair Exchange | Invitation: Banter & Charm | Library Sign Poster: Paper & Pigtails

Book Themed Baby Shower

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  1. This is the most darling shower I have seen in a long time! Might have to use these ideas for my next hosting duty. :) Thanks for sharing!

    1. Yes, Andrea! I sure did :) Guests also brought a book instead of a card. Sweet baby boy has quite the little library now!

      1. I absolutely ADORED getting all of these books and can’t wait to read them to my little boy once he gets here! It was such a thoughtful and huge bonus!!! Double duty decor! :)

    2. Andrea, I’m using this and some other posts as inspiration for a Book Baby Shower later this month :)

    1. It was SUUUUCH a fun party, Alicia and Courtney definitely outdid herself as always! :)

  2. Hi, Im wanting to do a book themed baby shower for my sister. I went on the paper & pigtails websites and I couldn’t find the sign poster. Can you tell me how!!

  3. Someone threw me a book themed baby shower and I loved having a bunch of books already in my baby’s library. I love your menu and the decorations are adorable. Check out for a great baby shower gift…books.

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  5. This is adorable! I love it!

    I’m hosting a shower with a similar theme and I’m wondering where you found the vintage tricycle that the bear is sitting in. Can you let me know? Thanks!

  6. Hi there,

    Love this idea. We are planning on doing something very similar for a co-workers baby shower. Wondering if you can help direct me in where I can purchse those cute yellow stripped popcorn boxes. I am having a hard time finding some!

    Many thanks!

  7. Where did you find the bike props? They are precious and we would love to find similar ones!

    1. Hi Karina! They were purchased from a place here locally called Old Time Pottery, you can check their website to see if you can buy online or check online/ebay for “metal wire bicycle planters” for something similar!

  8. Where did you find the cute tricycle?

    1. This was found at Old Time Pottery, a store here in TN but you might have luck online or at Hobby Lobby.

  9. Hi! Where did you get the “a cookie for you stickers”? Thank you I love this idea :)

    1. Hi Taylor! I made them myself, but check out Zazzle or Etsy, so many fun choices that can be personalized!

  10. How did you decorate the guest tables

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