Storybook Baby Shower (free printable)

Update: I get a lot of emails about the printable featured in this post. First, we’re glad you all like them! The printable can only be used as is, they are not editable. If you are wanting to use different foods with the covers, it is actually very simple. Perform a Google Image search for the book cover(s) you want. Find the highest resolution photo you can of each cover and save on your computer. You can then use Paint or a free website like PicMonkey to add your own text!

This past weekend I was in L.A. to help with my best friend, Crystal’s baby shower. The theme she wanted to do was a storybook theme! I love a theme that centers on such an important topic: reading! Overall, this is really a pretty easy theme to work with whether you want to do it for a baby shower or a birthday party and you don’t have to spend a ton of money on the decor since all you really need to do is print out signs for the food. Most of it will go towards the cost of the food. This shower started at 3pm, so we only made finger foods since it was in between mealtimes which not only makes prep work a lot less painful and it also will save you money.

So, let’s get to some pictures!

For Peter Rabbit, we did a simple veggie tray and served them alongside 3 different kinds of hummus. Ranch dip would also be great to serve.

Storybook Baby Shower

Storybook Baby Shower

Storybook Baby Shower

Storybook Baby Shower

Storybook Baby Shower

Please excuse the caramel container. We had a short window to set up at the church hall and people started arriving so we just had to get the caramel on the table!

Storybook Baby Shower

Storybook Baby Shower

Storybook Baby Shower

Storybook Baby Shower

For the punch, we just mixed Sprite and raspberry sherbet in a nice punch bowl! Pinkalicious!

Storybook Baby Shower

Storybook Baby Shower

Storybook Baby Shower

The centerpieces were also very simple. Books were just wrapped in brown paper bags and stacked and were then topped with some flowers. If you happen to have a lot of children’s books handy, you could probably just skip wrapping the books. We also sprinkled some confetti on the tables around each stack of books and on the food table. Since Crystal doesn’t know the gender of the baby, we used pink and blue confetti.

Storybook Baby Shower

And here’s one last shot of the happy parents-to-be! Seriously, how adorable are they?!

Storybook Baby Shower

If you would like a printable of the menu cards, the link is below:

Storybook Menu Cards



  1. Ohhh, how cute! I love the storybook theme! I used to love Green Eggs and Ham and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs! Thank you for sharing and congratulations to you Best Friend!!

  2. Simply adorable baby-shower!! I love the theme and all the goodies. :) Wishing them the best with their new bundle of joy on the way. :)

  3. I absolutely love this idea! My girls love reading and I truly believe it’s because we made such a big deal about it when they were young…and read every, single, night…I can probably still recite Good Night Moon! Thanks for sharing!

  4. This idea is absolutely fabulous – I love books and so do my kids, I’m hoping I can pull this off for my sons first birthday this fall – pinned!

  5. This is such a cute idea for a baby shower! And so many of these were my absolute favorite books when I was little – making me all nostalgic : )

  6. That is such an adorable theme and what lovely photos :)

    Choc Chip Uru

    P.S. To prepare for my exams now I won’t be commenting for around 4 weeks – See you in a month my friend :)

  7. I would love to use this with my kindergarten students. I have many English language learners and this will help make connections with the characters in the books.

  8. That is the cutest idea ever. I wish I had seen this before now. I am going to a baby shower today and she was asking before hand what is a cool idea for her shower. You are very clever.

  9. where did you get the pictures of the book covers that you placed by your food? Super cute idea, I am giving a story book themed baby shower for my daughter-in-law, and would love if you could give me this info. Thank you!!

    • Karen, you can find the photos online and just print them on card stock. You can also try scanning the covers, but I don’t know how the quality will be.

  10. Are these printables available some where? Super cute!

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  12. I would also be interested in the printables! They look perfect.

  13. Thank you! :)

  14. Is there any way to get these printables but be able to edit the meatballs and goodnight moon covers? I am using this theme for my friends shower but i’m not using vegetarian meatballs or PBJ’s

    • Hi Jill, Unfortunately, this is just what my friend sent. What you can do though is just download high res photos from a Google Image search of the covers you want and then just type or write on them yourself. Hope that helps!

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  18. This is soooo cute!! I’m doing a storybook themed shower for my sister in June, but I can’t get the link for the printables to work???? Help!!!! I love your food cards!!!!!

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