Vintage Dick and Jane Themed Baby Shower

Baby showers are made for FUN! We get to welcome a sweet new life into the world and celebrate with family and friends. Recently I hosted a baby shower for a new baby boy and his happy family. After buying a gift-wrapped blue polka dot cake, blue plates and matching polka dot napkins, I searched for a theme to go with these neutral building blocks. Wait a minute….blocks. After finding a stash of vintage wooden blocks in a cabinet at home (yes, I forget I have stuff like this), an idea hit me. Dick and Jane, those beloved old school readers! As a veteran homeschooling mama, I have plenty of school stuff around, so a theme was born:  a vintage, school-themed Dick and Jane baby shower!

Dick and Jane Baby Shower

Themes make the world (or at least events) go round, and make it easier to create atmosphere. A wooden child’s chair, a marker board, globe, books and flash cards were among the first items gathered:


Cork-board scrapbook paper, flash cards and old books for the tables:


Wooden blocks doubled as decor for the children’s table…and something to keep them busy:


Vintage dishes, a sugar bowl and creamer held the beloved mixed nuts:


An antique glass pitcher held the chocolate-dipped pretzel rods:


And my favorite project: a banner made from color copies of Dick and Jane reader pictures, with scrapbook paper backing, stapled to wide rick-rack trim:


With a homemade card for the siblings’ names:


This theme was FUN to work with and create from stuff around the house:


Everybody loves a party, and a theme party with details to notice and atmosphere to enjoy is the icing on the cake. Your Dick and Jane Baby Shower would look completely different, with your personal touches for the event, and that’s part of the FUN.

Welcome to the world, Baby James!


  1. Brenda Weaver says:

    Thank you for all you have done for our kids. This is just precious! I am amazed at other people’s creativity.

    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      Aww, thank you. They are EASY to love, aren’t they? Thanks for stopping by!

  2. This is such a cute idea- so bright and cheerful. You can buy vintage framed Dick and Jane pictures- authentic pages from Dick and Jane books- at I love all of the things that you have done using this theme, and using vintage themes makes it seem so warm and inviting. Many of them could be used for children’s rooms, as well. I am sure that this was an amazing party. Great job!

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