I’m not big on ceremonies that require a whole lot of pomp or tradition just for the sake of tradition (i.e. weddings, baby showers). Yes, even if they are my own. This probably makes me the least sentimental writer out there, but so you have it.
I knew I needed to have a baby shower though because I needed a lot of things for two babies, so I wanted to ensure it reflected me in some way. And however it reflected me needed to be something I planned to pass down to my chil’en. Thus, books became the theme.
The entire idea came together in pieces, but it all turned out pretty good. I think it started with the awesome books my roomies gifted me for my girls at the horror con.
To throw your own bookworm baby shower, here are the necessary components of such a shindig:
One pregnant chick:
Two impending bookworms (or one in most cases):
Bookworms galore in the décor:
Bookmark party favors:
We used books underneath the colorful centerpieces my sister made, and the diaper raffle prize was even a book.
To humor your ridiculous love of books that you will either lovingly pass down to the next generation or shove down their throats.
Some of the excellent books we received for the girls in lieu of cards:
- Animalia by Graeme Base
- The Time Cat series by Lloyd Alexander
- The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
- Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You and On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman
- Grimm’s Fairy Tales
- Love You Forever by Robert Munsch and Sheila McGraw
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
- Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd
- The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
- The Stinky Cheeseman and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
- Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
There you have it, folks. All you need for a bona fide bookworm baby shower.