How to Throw a WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE Baby Shower

Planning a baby shower for a member of your book club, a children’s book enthusiast, or a parent who enjoys a “wild rumpus” over the run-of-the-mill Sunday afternoon at 2:00 baby shower? Consider planning a Where the Wild Things Are shower to welcome the parent-to-be’s little wild thing. We have compiled a list of all of the things that you need to host a Wild Things bash that even Max may want to attend.

Where the Wild Things Are Baby Shower Invitations

Your guests probably won’t need to take a boat or “sail off through night and day” to get to your shower. Still, send one of these invitations to provide all of the details.

Edit, download, and print these invites from HeliaDesignCo.

where the wild things are editable baby shower invitation

Give guests the details about the “Wild Rumpus” with these invitations from SweetJaeDesigns

Wild Rumpus Invitation

Edit and print your invitations to let your guests know that a Wild Thing is on the way with invites from PacaParty.

Wild Thing baby shower invitation

Invitation Extras

Consider adding some extra instructions with your invitations.

Encourage guests to bring a book instead of a card with these inserts from printablesbyrta.

Where the wild things are invitation inserts

Request that guests include a book with their gift with these inserts from LittleBeeImpressions.

where the wild things are book request cards for invitations

Encourage guests to bring the parents to be a pack of diapers for the diaper raffle with these cards from HeliaDesignsCo.

Where the wild things are baby shower diaper raffle cards

Feed Your Guests So They Do Not Turn Into Wild Things

Invitations are addressed and mailed, now time to focus on food.

First, take a look at this blog post entitled Where the Wild Things Are Baby Boy Shower from the blog Catch My Party for some delicious inspiration!

Where the wild things are food ideas

Add Max’s crown to any beverage with these adorable straws from ConfettiMommaParty.

where the wild things are crown straws

Top cupcakes with these silhouettes from Vuscrafts.

where the wild things are silhouette cupcake toppers

Display this “Then from far away, across the world, he smelled good things to eat” printable sign from BGCDesign.

good things to eat sign

Where the Wild Things Are Shower Games

Every wild rumpus needs some entertainment. Try these shower games to keep your guests from getting antsy and roaring their terrible roars and gnashing their terrible teeth!

Snap some wild pics with these photo props from HandmadeHostessKY. These are for a birthday party, but can definitely be used for a baby shower too.

where the wild things are photo booth props

Keep all your guests entertained with these downloadable and printable games from BabyCollarPrintables.

where the wild things are printable baby shower games

Play baby shower bingo as the parent-to-be opens their gifts with this printable from HeliaDesignCo.

Where the wild things are baby shower bingo

Play What’s in Your Phone with this printable from 31Flavorsofdesign.

Where the wild things are baby shower what's in your purse game

Where the Wild Things Are Decorations

Transport your guests to the place where the wild things are with these decorations.

Decorate with this banners from OctMoonPaper

where the wild things are silhouette banner

or with this bunting from WildRumpusBoutique

where the wild things are bunting

or with this “I’ll eat you up I love you so” banner from SimplyRoseCo. Can’t you just see this one hung up over the dessert table?

I'll eat you up I love you so banner

Add some decorations inspired by Where the Wild Things Are end papers from FrolicPartyShop2.

where the wild things are greenery party pack

Consider one of these adorable and practical Where the Wild Things Are mini diaper cakes from KismetCreatives.

where the wild things are mini diaper cakes

Add some wild mason jars to your decor with these from TheFuzzyFirefly.

where the wild things are mason jars

Hang some Where the Wild Things Are poms from your ceiling with these from TheLittlePartyShopNY.

where the wild things are poms

Frame a few quotes or illustrations from the book. The parent-to-be can use prints from DogwoodPapeterieHome as nursery decor once the shower is over.

where the wild things are printable art

Where The Wild Things Are Party Favors

Like Max, your guests will need to wave goodbye once the wild rumpus comes to an end. Send them on their way with some of these party favors:

Sweets jars from CreativeDekorations

where the wild things are sweet jars

Muslin favor bags from WithLoveAndInk.

where the wild things are muslin favor bags

Some Gifts for the Expectant Parent

At the end of the day, a shower is about showering the expectant family with gifts. Here are some ideas for some on-theme presents:

A personalized swaddle blanket from CuddleMuffinsBlanket

where the wild things are swaddle blanket

Vintage library poster for the little wild thing’s nursery from levintageprintshoppe

where the wild things are vintage library poster

Where the Wild Things Are bodysuit and leggings from bibitiboppityboutique

where the wild things are baby clothes

After throwing this wild rumpus, I hope that you make it home in time for dinner and that it is “still hot.”


Looking for more bookish baby shower ideas? We have ideas for a Winnie the Pooh Shower and a Book Themed Baby Shower.

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