Mother Goose, and nursery rhymes are almost a rite of passage, but are certainly a childhood tradition. Nursery rhymes may be recited in different languages, and vary from country to country across the globe, but there is some form of nursery rhymes present in every country and culture. There is no better theme, with which to welcome a new baby into the world than a nursery rhyme baby shower!
For an easy nursery rhyme theme invitation to your baby shower, purchase plain card stock from an online source, a computer store, party supply store, or department store. Using your home computer, print the cards with graphic cows jumping over a moon, and print, “Hey, diddle, diddle, the cat and the fiddle, and the cow jumped over the moon! Someone you know is having a baby soon! Little Jack Horner stuck in his thumb, pulled out a plum, we’re having a nursery rhyme baby shower, and it would be a shame if you didn’t come!” Then, include all the relevant information, and send or hand deliver the invitation! You could also do something very similar, and send the invitations via email!
National Mother Goose Day is May 1st, but Mother Goose is timeless, and you can hold your own nursery rhyme baby shower any time of the year! It is easy to play nursery rhyme charades or Jeopardy, or have a nursery rhyme quiz. Do you remember what happened to Jack Sprat? What about Little Miss Muffet? The winner can receive prizes for knowing the most nursery rhyme tidbits and facts.
A nice, practical decoration for a nursery rhyme theme baby shower is opening disposable diapers, arranging them into a round shape and tying with a wire edged ribbon to form the base layer to a diaper “cake” the second tier should be smaller, and the third should be the smallest. Placed one upon the other, each tied with the wire edged ribbon (blue for a boy, pink for a girl, or sun shine yellow for either) to form bows, and it looks like a mock cake, and it’s functional as well. Every new arrival needs diapers! You can hang printed nursery rhymes or tuck nursery rhyme pictures into the folded diapers, letting them peek out, to add more to the nursery rhyme theme.
You can use a baby bath as a punch bowl. You can float a plastic cup with three tiny figures in it for “Rub a dub, dub, three men in a tub.” Serve a cake marked with a “B” and “Pat a Cake, Pat a Cake” written on top.
When it comes to creating a baby shower with a nursery rhyme theme, be creative, and use characters from as many rhymes as you can. Everyone present will enjoy remembering the nursery rhymes from their childhood.