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Children’s Book Themed Food, Desserts, & Beverages

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Food, Dessert, and Beverage ideas based on your favorite children's books (see descriptions below).

FOOD/SNACKS:

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'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs' by Judi Barrett – Matched with an assortment of Meatballs (BBQ, Swedish, Sweet & Sour, etc).

'Green Eggs & Ham' by Dr. Seuss – Matched with Deviled Eggs & Ham Roll-Ups.

'The Tale of Peter Rabbit' by Beatrix Potter – Matched with a Veggie tray with Dip.

'The Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales' by Jon Scieszka – Matched with a Cheese Platter & Crackers.

'The Three Little Pigs' by a variety of different authors – Matched with “Pigs in a Blanket” snacks.

'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle – Matched with Fruit Kabobs made with Green Grapes and Strawberries.

DESSERTS:

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'Thunder Cake' by Patricia Polacco – Paired with Frosted Brownie Bites, garnished with Strawberries or Raspberries.

'If You give a Mouse a Cookie' & 'The Best Mouse Cookie' book series by Laura Numeroff – Paired with Gourmet Cookies of your choice. Sister J chose Monica's Gourmet Cookies.

'The Lorax' by Dr. Seuss – Paired with Truffula Tree Cake Pops in your favorite flavors.

BEVERAGES:

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'James & The Giant Peach' by Roald Dahl – Matched with Alcoholic Peach Minomas.

'Water' by Frank Asch – Matched with Water bottles and Crystal Light packets.

 

Children’s Book Themed Centerpieces

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Centerpiece ideas based on your favorite children's books (see descriptions below).

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'The Tiny Seed' by Eric Carle – Paired with an assortment of mixed nuts.

'Rainbow Fish' by Marcus Pfister, translated into English by J. Alison James – Paired with Pepperidge Farm rainbow goldfish crackers.

'The Magic School Bus, In the Time of the Dinosaurs” by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen – Paired with Bugles (aka “dinosaur claws”). NOTE: The Magic School Bus series offers LOTS of different themes, leaving a never-ending supply of ideas.

'Let's Go Blue!” by Aimee Aryal – Paired with an assortment of blue and yellow candies. NOTE: Adjust to your favorite sports team!

'Corduroy' by Don Freeman – Paired with Teddy Graham crackers.

'Chicken's Aren't the Only Ones' by Ruth Heller – Paired with Cadbury Mini Eggs.

'Charlie & the Chocolate Factory' by Roald Dahl – Paired with assorted blue and silver candies. NOTE: Any Wonka candy would also be the perfect addition to the table's centerpiece!

'Biscuit Storybook Collection' by Alyssa Satin Capucilli – Paired with EDIBLE Scooby-Doo graham crackers.

The possibilities are endless!

 

Baby Block & Library Card Placeholders

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Baby block placeholders were a cute way to hold library cards that listed descriptions about the food, tables, games, and anything else going on at the baby shower. Putting the shower together was a family affair so I (Sister-J) also used the cards to identify which family member did what.

The baby blocks were pretty easy to make – I made a total of 27 so it was more time consuming than anything! I just got unfinished wood blocks from Michaels (Joann’s didn’t have the size I wanted) and Modge Podged scrapbook paper squares on each side. Before I added the paper I hand sanded the corners of the blocks. It goes pretty fast if you have a sanding sponge in a holder. I used a square paper punch to get perfect squares every time. To keep with the children’s book theme, I also put some Dr. Seuss and Eric Carle stickers on them and did another layer of Modge Podge. The final step for the block was to spray on a coat of Clear Acrylic Spray (my preference is Matte). The spray takes away any stickiness from the Modge Podge and adds a non-toxic coating.

The blocks themselves can be used as a gift or decor. To turn it into a placeholder, I put 1 Scotch Clear Mounting Square on each block and attached a basic clothespin. I choose the mounting square because it is lightweight and rubs off easy to save the block.

One lesson learned was to NOT put the mounting square on sides with the stickers. I had a few oops where the stickers came partly off when removing the mounting square.

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Products used:

Fiskars Square Squeeze Punch XL

Sanding Sponge w/ Holder

Mounting Squares

Acrylic Spray

Blank Library Cards (Multi-Colored)

Idea used:

Dr. Seuss Photo Booth Rhyme