Our department threw a baby shower for Sara, another English teacher. Instead of doing the same old typical baby shower, we asked that everyone bring Sara their favorite children's book. This way she could build a library for miss Ziva (her baby girl).
I was in charge of making the invitations. These supplies (Martha paper stack, Martha bunny punch and "It's a Girl" ribbon) were all I needed besides some vellum. I love this little stack-there's a baby boy one as well. The paper stack was perfect because the size was just right and I liked the fact that almost every invitation could be different (but all still coordinted of course!). Oh, plus it had bunnies and the nursery was being done in bunnies.
The wording on the invites is:
Once upon a time...
there was a mommy-to-be named
who was expecting somebunny special
Please bring you favorite children's book..
Oddly enough, no one brought the same book! I've also seen a birthday party for a toddler where they only wanted to receive books. Their invitation was made to look like a borrower's card from the library. It was super cute!