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Book Baby Shower Invitations
And Wording Ideas

Filling a baby's nursery full of classic children's books is so important. We make it easy to get a head start with our popular book baby shower invitations!

There are so many wonderful books that help shape a child's first memories! It is so much fun to have each guest bring their favorite children's book! Below are tons of unique book baby shower wording ideas to add to the baby shower invitations. Enjoy!

How To Tell Guests To
Bring A Book Instead Of A Card

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Cute & Clever Wording Ideas
For Book Baby Shower Invitations

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  • One small request that wont be too hard
    Please bring a book instead of a card
    Whether Cat in the Hat or Winnie the Pooh
    You can sign the inside cover with a note from you
    (Baby's name) will become very smart indeed
    If we begin early, he'll soon love to read!

  • Just one last request, and we hope it's not hard
    Please bring baby a book in place of a card
    By signing your book we will remember and share
    Your special gift, even when you're not there
    -By RoseMarie

  • From Peter Rabbit to Mother Goose
    Goodnight Moon and Dr. Seuss
    Curious George and Winnie the Pooh
    Eloise and Babar, too.

    In lieu of a Card, please bring
    Your favorite childhood classic.
    Let’s build a library for (baby's name)
    That will be fantastic!

  • Although cards are nice,
    with their sentiment and prayer,
    they're read once or twice,
    then tucked away with care.

    A book is a treasure,
    with words and pictures that unite,
    to read over and over,
    night after night.

    So instead of a card,
    to baby and mother,
    please give a book,
    with your thoughts in the cover.

    Your book will be cherished,
    God will watch from above,
    when we read we'll remember,
    your kindness and love.
    -By Becky

  • Book Baby Shower
    I need help with baby shower wording invites
    I want to ask my guests to bring books in lieu of a card but nothing long, just a few lines.  If this helps I am having a boy!  Thanks!
    (put this on a separate slip of paper with the invitation, we added little cupcakes on the too to match out theme) Short and sweet just as you asked.

    Just one little request we hope it's not hard Please bring Danny a book in place of a card By signing your book we will remember and share Your special gift even when you're not there!

  • Although cards are nice with their sentiment and prayer,  They're read once or twice, then tucked away with care.  A book is a treasure with words & pictures that unite,  to read over and over night after night. So instead of a card to Baby and mother,  Please give a book with your thoughts in the cover!


Ideas for Book Baby Shower Invitations

  • A card is something very nice,
    But maybe read only once or twice.
    So instead, think of sharing a book you see
    And mommy and daddy will read it to me.
    Please sign your name and add a note too,
    So I know this storybook was from you.
    I'm tiny now, just a sweet little tot
    But someday I'll thank you with all my heart.

  • From Peter Rabbit to Mother Goose
    Goodnight Moon and Dr. Seuss
    Curious George and Winnie the Pooh
    The little Engine that Could, too.

    In lieu of a card, please bring
    your favorite childhood classic,
    Let’s build a library for ____ that will be fantastic!
    -By Alexandrina


  • The following book baby shower ideas were submitted by Susan:

    Everyone who was read to as a child has a favorite book they remember.

    Maybe it was published by Golden Books, or perhaps it was a classic like "The Cat in the Hat".

    Send out invitations that look like a child's book, with the time and place as the text for the book.

    Everyone is instructed in the invitation to bring their favorite book from when they were a child.

    The baby shower can be decorated with colorful characters from books or the books themselves around the room.

    Napkins can have the depiction of Pokey Puppy or other such favorites.

    For a game, each person can show their favorite book, tell what it is about and why they loved it as a child.

    Then they can present the books to the mother as an extra gift for the baby.

Ideas for Book Baby Shower Invitations


Book Baby Shower Garland

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Isn't this book garland adorable?! What a cute idea! I found this over at Martha Stewart and thought it was such a clever idea! All you would have to do is cut out a rectangle out of card stock and then cut out several slightly smaller rectangle from regular copy paper. Fold them in half and then staple to a pretty ribbon or string.



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