Nursery rhymes naturally lend themselves to baby shower themes. Truly, who doesn’t have a favorite nursery rhyme that baby can enjoy? Pick up a book and revisit those nursery rhymes, find one you like and use it as an inspiration for your invitations, decorations, games and even appetizers! For example, do you remember “Hey diddle diddle?”

Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon.
The little dog laughed to see such fun
And the dish ran away with the spoon!

Incorporate this charming rhyme into your theme by sending out invitations with a cow jumping over the moon, you can custom print these yourself using the “Invitation Creator” at Include the nursery rhyme on the interior of the card to trigger many a happy memory for your invited guests. Continue the theme by serving a cake decorated with a fiddlin’ cat; create a fun mobile out of paper plates (the dish) and plastic spoons, and of course, what is a baby shower without games? The right number of games for two hours is three. This provides guests with enough time to arrive, settle in, socialize and get some noshing in. At, you can print out great game cards for any theme, including the popular “Nursery Rhyme Quiz.” We’ve all heard the classic nursery rhymes, but how many were listening? Have your guests take this quiz and find out! Do they really remember what happened to Humpty Dumpty? What about Jack Sprat? Another favorite is “Name that Nursery Rhyme.” Can you remember the name of a nursery rhyme if you were given the plot? Have guests compete on time, pit one generation against another, read answers out loud. There will surely be some humorous errors. For the third game, try Nursery Rhyme Word Scramble. Guests race to unscramble names of various Nursery Rhymes with only a few hints.

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Nursery Rhyme Theme