Baby shower children’s book game

Children's book baby shower

Yes! There’s still a few more baby shower idea posts! The theme for the shower was Balloons, Books, and Baby and the major “entertainment” was left to the guests. It’s hard finding good baby shower games that don’t involve diapers and melted chocolate, no? So, everyone was instructed to bring a children’s book to gift to Victoria and baby and Chronicle Books pitched in and supplied some of their gorgeous editions. Because we were working with some clever creatives (though I don’t think you have to necessarily have an interested in crafts to recreate the game) we asked everyone to bring the book wrapped like the book so we could play a game of “Guess That Book“, which turned out to be  a lot of fun. People BROUGHT it! We had to throw in some classics so we’d all stand a better chance. But now I’m going to leave it up to you to “Guess that book!” (answers after the jump).  Balloonbabyshower-14Balloonbabyshower-143

Any guesses yet? If you don’t get the one above, you might have trouble with the rest…
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Any guesses yet? Well, take a look below to check them all out.

Photography by Melissa Leavitt  |  Books provided by Chronicle Books 


I LOVE Brynn’s fish wrapping. Kraft paper decorated around the book with scrapbook paper. So clever.

Children's books baby shower

This is one of my new favorite books (I don’t have kids, but I know my stuff! 🙂 Flashlight by Lizi Boyd. Such a clever, minimal concept. Balloonbabyshower-150

Balloons and books baby shower

Day and Night by Teddy Newton


The Bear’s Sea Escape by Benjamin ChaudBalloonbabyshower-124


Mix It Up! by Herve TulletBalloonbabyshower-121

The Giving Tree, of course! by Shel Silverstein.


Another new favorite: Lately Lily: The Adventures of a Traveling Girl by Micah Player 

My personal favorite in a long, long, long time: Flora the Flamingo. It’s so good. Balloonbabyshower-114

Press Here by Herve Tullet


Telephone by Mac Barnett Balloonbabyshower-111Balloonbabyshower-125


Press Here by Herve Tullet

Mix It Up! by Herve Tullet

Day and Night by Teddy Newton

Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth by Emily Haynes and Sanjay Patel

I Didn’t Do My Homework Because…by Benjamin Chaud and Davide Cali

The Bear’s Sea Escape by Benjamin Chaud

In This Book by Fani Marceau and Joelle Jolivet

Telephone by Mac Barnett 

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Flora the Flamingo by Molly Idle

The Conductor by Laetitia Deverney


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