This weekend I helped to host a baby shower for a friend and member of my book club so it was only fitting to make it Children’s Book Themed.
Welcome to Once Upon a Baby Shower
First up the invitations I bought off of Etsy here.
I knew I would be doing a lot of DIY projects so I splurged having these designed for only $7. Worth it.
Then I scoured Pinterest to plan the menu.
Peter Rabbit veggie cups
a Very Hungry Caterpillar Fruit Assortment
Ten Apples Up On Top apple slices with peanut butter and chocolate chips on top.
For smaller bites:
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Swedish Meatballs
Taco Tuesday Taco Salad Cups
If You Give a Moose a Muffin mini spinach dip muffins
Green Eggs and Ham green deviled eggs and Ham Sliders
Peanut Butter Cupcakes and Kissing Hand Hershey Kisses
I printed out small covers of my favorite books and hot glued them to toothpicks for the cupcake toppers.
The peanut butter cupcakes were made with a store bought white cake mixed altered to taste homemade using Rachel Ray’s recipe.
I topped them with this Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting and filled them with my own creation
Peanut Butter Whipped Cream
– follow this recipe for Chocolate Whipped Cream but substitute 1/4 cup of powdered peanut butter for the chocolate
I also did two word games:
Children’s Book Scramble
For the game winning prizes I picked up Dollar Store Travel Mugs, included a gift card inside to Panera and used this free printable label
I scoured the library’s 50 cent books and thrift stores to find old books with some wear and tear that I used to cut up and make my own banner. I made this one just cutting triangles. I made another to spell out “Once Upon A Baby” and I used a copy of Good Night Moon to string across another wall.
I also replaced all my photos in frames with these Dr. Seuss Free Printables
I downloaded this free printable for the utensils
The diaper cake was so easy. Just layer rolled up diapers with books in between.
Every guest left with a favor. Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar
I made a LOT of trips to the dollar store and during one I picked up these Mason Jars for $1 each and spray painted them blue. I printed off the labels provided here and added a message to the front.
Give a Guest a Cookie
and they’ll remember
how much fun they had
at Erin’s Baby Shower