Vintage Book Themed Baby Shower

Vintage Baby Shower

Michele’s baby shower was one of the cutest showers I have ever gotten the pleasure of working on. We decided to do a vintage book/abc theme and it came out great!!! When it was decided that it would be at our church building, I thought the vintage abc’s and book theme would be great because we could work with the big old chalkboard. If you are using a room with a chalkboard for a party, an abc or book theme is perfect because it takes something out of place and makes it the centerpiece for the entire party!

Sign In Book

The sign in table had a baby book for guest to put their well wishes for the baby in


Each table had a stack of vintage and classic baby books. Some also had vintage baby toys and alphabet blocks.Book Centerpieces


I made the garlands from pages from vintage children’s books and a vintage dictionary I got at the goodwill. These were really easy to make and added a lot! I used the pages of the children’s book to also cover the ugly bulletin boards. It made the room look much more personalized, you can’t tell nearly as much that we’re in a room at our church! The food was amazing. I was not in charge of the food, and I’m so glad I wasn’t- it came out so much better than anything I can do!


Putting your tables in a "U" shape makes it so you can fit twice as many people at the food table and gives the room much more movement than a straight table pushed against a wall. We made the cake the centerpiece of the food so it’d be the first thing you see. The food table also had vintage baby books, vintage milk bottles, and flowers.

DSC_2648DSC_2683Book Cake

The cake was so cute and so good! I didn’t make this either, Michele’s mother-in-law did. I love that she used her son’s favorite books as a kid and put the baby’s name on the book to the right. Even that wooden surface it’s sitting on is fondant- can you believe that?


I loved getting to help with Michele’s shower and spoil Baby Nolan! Hope you liked it too!


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