Nursery Rhyme Themed Baby Shower Ideas – Lullaby Music


A Nursery Rhyme themed baby shower is a delightful and nostalgic way to celebrate the arrival of a new baby. Drawing inspiration from timeless rhymes and songs, this theme creates a whimsical and enchanting atmosphere that guests of all ages will enjoy. Here are some charming ideas to help you plan a memorable nursery rhyme-themed baby shower.

Nursery Rhyme Baby Shower Invitations

Set the stage for your nursery rhyme-themed shower with creative baby shower invitations. Design the invitations to look like the pages of a classic nursery rhyme book, complete with illustrations of well-loved characters like Humpty Dumpty, Little Bo Peep, or the Cat and the Fiddle. Include a line or two from a favorite rhyme to add a poetic touch. Consider using pastel colors and vintage fonts to evoke a sense of nostalgia.

Nursery Rhyme Baby Shower Decors

Transform the venue into a magical world of nursery rhymes with thoughtful decorations. Create a whimsical backdrop with giant cutouts of nursery rhyme scenes, such as a big clock for “Hickory Dickory Dock” or a moon and stars for “Hey Diddle Diddle.” Hang banners featuring nursery rhyme lyrics and images of iconic characters. Use soft, pastel colors to create a gentle, storybook-like atmosphere. Centerpieces can include plush toys, cut-out props, miniature nursery rhyme books, and themed figurines.


Carry the theme through to your table settings with nursery rhyme-inspired tablecloths, plates, and napkins. For instance, you could have tablecloths adorned with images of sheep for “Baa Baa Black Sheep” or stars for “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.” Use vintage teacups and saucers to add a charming touch. Personalized place cards can feature characters from various nursery rhymes, making each table feel like a different story.


Guest Book

Instead of a traditional guest book, use a nursery rhyme book where guests can sign their names and write messages. Books like “Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes” or “The Real Mother Goose” are excellent choices. This unique guest book will become a cherished keepsake for the baby, filled with well-wishes and memories from the shower.

Nursery Rhyme Music

Set the mood with a playlist of nursery rhyme songs and lullabies. Soft, gentle music in the background enhances the overall ambiance, making the event feel like a whimsical journey through a nursery rhyme book. Consider including instrumental versions of popular nursery rhymes to keep the atmosphere light and cheerful.

Nursery Rhyme Centerpieces

Create unique centerpieces inspired by nursery rhymes. Stack children’s books and add elements like vintage teacups, stuffed animals, or small figurines representing nursery rhyme characters. Fresh flowers in book-themed vases can bring a touch of elegance and whimsy to the tables, tying the theme together beautifully.


Music Notes Banner

The garland is made from vintage music paper that is sewn together with white thread. The banner would also make a lovely decoration for the baby’s room after the party is over. You can also incorporate Nursery Rhyme books into the theme, such as a Humpty Dumpty Storybook Banner.

Nursery Rhyme Confetti

This beautiful confetti is cut from vintage children’s song books and singing games. The nursery rhyme illustrations and musical notes in white, yellow, and blue are cut into 1.5 inch die cuts. Some of the characters include: The Farmer in the Dell, Little Boy Blue, Little Jack Horner, and Black Sheep Black Sheep.

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Nursery Rhyme Baby Shower Games

Engage guests with nursery rhyme-themed activities and games. A “Nursery Rhyme Quiz” can test guests’ knowledge of classic rhymes, while a “Guess the Rhyme” game involves reading a line and having guests complete it. Create a “Humpty Dumpty Egg Race” where guests balance eggs on spoons. For a creative activity, set up a “Build Your Own Storybook” station where guests can illustrate and write a page for a collective storybook gift for the baby.

Nursery Rhyme Baby Shower Food

Craft a menu that brings nursery rhymes to life. Serve “Little Miss Muffet’s Curds and Whey” (cheese and crackers), “Jack and Jill’s Pail of Water” (a refreshing punch or lemonade served in small pails), and “Peter Piper’s Pickled Peppers” (an assortment of pickled vegetables). For dessert, offer “Humpty Dumpty’s Broken Pieces” (crumbled cookies or a deconstructed cake), and “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” cookies shaped like stars. Decorate a cake to look like a nursery rhyme book or feature scenes from various rhymes.

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Nursery Rhyme Baby Shower Favors

Send guests home with nursery rhyme-themed favors to remember the special day. Miniature nursery rhyme books, bookmarks adorned with nursery rhyme illustrations, or custom-made cookies shaped like rhyme characters make lovely keepsakes. Personalized tote bags featuring a favorite rhyme or a small plant with a tag saying “Watch Me Grow” add a thoughtful touch. You can also create small gift bags with a selection of baby-themed items and a card with a nursery rhyme.

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