When my mom, sister, and I wanted to throw a baby shower for my cousin that was laid back, classy and had the charm of the quintessential baby shower, we jumped on a Nursery Rhyme baby shower theme. With so many nursery rhymes to choose from, we knew we would have hundreds of ways to find inspiration. An excellent website to begin the inspiration process is Songs for Teaching.
Nursery Rhyme Baby Shower Invitations
The invitation is always my favorite part of a shower because it lets your guests know what kind of event and atmosphere they can expect. I made a simple invitation with the nursery rhyme Monday’s Child on the front of it. However, if you’re not a DIYer you can buy personalized nursery rhyme themed invitations online, like these from Colors By Design:
Or this convenient Email Invitation from Sendomatic:
Nursery Rhyme Baby Shower Food
Nursery rhymes even inspired the menu!vWe served meatball subs for On Top of Spaghetti, deviled eggs for Humpty Dumpty, and cupcakes decorated with a “B” for Patty-Cake. We also had the Three Men In A Tub floating in the punch bowl. We went so far as to make a game out of the food and guests had to guess which rhymes inspired each dish.
Nursery Rhyme Baby Shower Supplies
We kept decorations at a minimum, sticking to paper goods and balloons. Fishs Eddy has a great collection of nursery rhyme cups. A huge collection of toile-like blue or pink nursery rhyme plates, cups, napkins and other decorations can be found at Party World’s PartyWedding.com.The Cow Jumped Over the Moon plates and napkins that we used can be found at Cow Depot.
Nursery Rhyme Baby Shower Games
Aside from guessing the nursery rhyme inspired foods, guests also played Nursery Rhyme Pictionary and they guessed how many balls of wool Baa Baa Black Sheep had in his “three jars full.”Game winners picked their prizes based on nursery rhymes attached to the prize bags. Prizes included a restaurant gift certificate for Jack Sprat, a set of ice cream bowls for I Scream, You Scream, and a gift certificate to DSW for There Was An Old Woman.
Nursery Rhyme Baby Shower Favors
After all the food, games, prizes, and gift opening the guests were sent home with green and yellow baskets stamped with A Tisket A Tasket and filled with Short’nin’ Bread bread mix, Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater pumpkin butter, Mary Mary Quite Contrary potted love plant and What Little Boys Are Made Of homemade cookies.
We found all of our favors at a local market. Other great nursery rhyme favors would be Over The Moon bookmarks from Favor Warehouse; Jack Be Nimble beeswax honeycomb candles from Beau-Coup; Humpty Dumpty kitchen egg timers; and Ladybug Ladybug soaps.
If you still need more inspiration for a Nursery Rhyme Baby Shower check out the details at A Yummy Mummy on a Pink Park Bench.