Nursery rhyme baby shower food

Nursery Rhyme Baby Shower - Moms & Munchkins

by Cheryl

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A Nursery Rhyme Baby Shower is a perfect theme for either gender. There are so many fun nursery rhymes that can be incorporated into your party through decorations, cute food ideas, games and more! Here I’ll share ideas for invitations, decorations, food, activities (two free printable games!) and favors.

Nursery Rhyme Baby Shower – Invitations:

In your party invitations, you’ll want to remember to include the mommy-to-be’s first and last name. If you are sending invitations to people who don’t know you, they may not know which “Jennifer” the party is for!

Your Nursery Rhyme Baby Shower invitations could include wording such as:

  • Over the Moon (as in “We’re Over the Moon with excitement!”)
  • Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice
  • Rock-a-Bye Baby (also cute for a little rock star theme)
  • Hickory Dickory Dock, the clock is counting down to Baby {Last Name}’s arrival!

Nursery Rhyme Baby Shower – Decorations:

Soft pastel colors are perfect for a Nursery Rhyme Baby Shower. These can be included in tablecloths, balloons, tableware, napkins, etc. Throughout your party area, you can incorporate decor items such as:

  • cow cutouts (jumping over the moon)
  • moon cutouts
  • 3 little piggies
  • nursery rhyme books
  • Jack & Jill’s pail of water
  • Mary’s little lambs
  • Jack be Nimble’s candlestick
  • Humpty Dumpty sitting on a wall
  • a dish running away with a spoon
  • 3 blind mice
  • star cutouts (Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)

Nursery Rhyme Baby Shower – Games:

We have two FREE printable Nursery Rhyme Baby Shower games to share with you:

  • Nursery Rhyme Charades – this free printable game is filled with nursery rhymes and popular children songs to act out. Click here for the free printable.
  • Scavenger Hunt – this free printable game uses popular nursery rhymes as clues to secret hidden locations around your party area. Click here to see the full game and details.

Nursery Rhyme Baby Shower – Food & Drinks:

As with any baby shower menu, creativity and variety is key! With so many fun nursery rhyme characters, the possibilities are endless! Here are a few cute ideas to set out on your buffet table:

  • Yankee Doodle Noodle Salad (this Greek Pasta Salad would be perfect)
  • Georgie Porgie Pudding Pies (mini tarts filled with banana cream pudding and topped with whipped cream)
  • Muffin Man Bites (mini muffins in any flavor)
  • This Little Piggy’s Roast Beef Roll-Ups (tortilla wraps with a thin layer of herb cream cheese, topped with thinly sliced roast beef, rolled tightly and sliced into bite sized pieces)
  • Pat-a-Cake Pops (any flavor and design of cake pops)
  • The Cheese Stands Alone (a tray of a variety of cheeses)
  • Humpty Dumpty Scrambled Eggs (for a brunch shower)
  • Jack & Jill’s Pails of Popcorn (mini silver pails filled with popcorn)

Nursery Rhyme Baby Shower – Favors:

Your Nursery Rhyme Baby Shower favor tags could include fun wording such as:

  • One, Two, We Want to Thank You!
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star – I Hope You Know How Thankful We Are!

Favor ideas include:

  • candy buffet with take-out containers and personalized sticker tags/seals (could be called “This Little Piggy’s Candy Buffet” or the “Sugar & Spice Candy Buffet)
  • Jack Be Nimble Candlesticks
  • small packages of flower seeds (in the theme Round and Round the Garden)

Here are some additional Nursery Rhyme Baby Shower ideas:

1. Nursery Rhyme Favor Boxes and Ribbons

2. Mother Goose Animated Soft Talking Plush Toy
3. Retro Three Little Pigs Bucket
4. Nursery Rhyme Invitation
5. “Over the Moon” Vintage Moon Bookmark
6. Candy Buffet Container
7. Skirted Cake Stand, White Fine Porcelain
8. Martha Stewart Crafts Pom Poms, Pink, 2 Sizes
9. Tissue Fan

What is your favorite nursery rhyme?

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Nursery Rhyme-Themed Baby Shower Ideas

By Jessica Tucker

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Regardless of which nursery rhyme is chosen, it will be a fun and novel choice for a baby shower.

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Fun and unique baby shower themes are hard to come by these days. Between using colors for themes or matching the theme to the nursery, most ideas, as cute as they are, have been used time and time again. But a way to combat this is to think a bit outside of the box. And an easy way to do this is by choosing to throw a nursery rhyme-themed shower.

Given the diverse nature of nursery rhymes, there is a great deal many themes that can be done. Be it using them all under the umbrella of the shower being nursery rhyme-themed, that of Mother Goose, or even favorite characters from a nursery rhyme, there is inspiration that can be struck at every turn when nursery rhymes are used for a baby shower theme.

RELATED: 10 Nursery Rhymes That Everyone Sings Their Kids (But Are Actually Really Creepy)

Here are some nursery rhyme-themed baby shower ideas.

10/10 Mary Had A Little Lamb

For those who are having a little girl, using the nursery rhyme, Mary Had A Little Lamb is a great theme for a shower.

From stuffed animal lambs to balls of fleece, desserts with lambs on them, and a light color scheme to represent the baby girl and the lamb, there is a lot to work with for this theme. Quotes from the nursery rhyme can even be put up around the shower to give it a whimsical touch.

9/10 Lavender's Blue

A lesser-known nursery rhyme, Lavender's Blue is a fun theme that can be used for a baby boy. And with the colors in the name as well as the nursery rhyme, there is a lot to work with.

This theme would work well for an outdoor baby shower that is slightly more rustic in feel. By including lavender flowers, which will make everyone at the shower calm and relaxed, according to Healthline, as well as incorporating other wildflowers, some very interesting and beautiful centerpieces can be created.

With the color blue running throughout the color scheme, it will tie in the blue sky as well as be a signifier as to the gender of the baby. And by just adding sprigs of nature to appetizer and dessert dishes, there really is no other need for decor.

8/10 Humpty-Dumpty

For those who choose to use the nursery rhyme Humpty-Dumpty as the shower theme, it is great for boys, girls, or even a gender-neutral party.

Depending upon how big mothers-to-be want this shower to get, because there is a mention of a king in the nursery rhyme, having a throne chair adorned by a balloon arch in the colors of the day would be a fun touch. And for those who like party games, using eggs and not letting them fall or crack would be a fun use of the theme.

7/10 Hey Diddle Diddle

A great baby shower theme that includes animals aplenty is from the nursery rhyme Hey Diddle Diddle.

With a cow, cat, and dog to include, there are adorable desserts that can be created using their likeness. If the baby shower is child-friendly, perhaps even including a petting zoo or inviting a rescue to bring their dogs that need to be adopted could be a unique twist to the shower.

It may even be fun to ask that gifts be for the baby's library and to have them animal-themed to go with the vibe of the shower.

6/10 Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

A beloved nursery rhyme, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star is a baby shower theme for those who want a sparkling and gorgeous baby shower.

A theme all filled with stars would be fantastic for a baby shower that happens in the later afternoon. With colors of silver, gold, glitter, and the like, the theme truly becomes magical.

Add in some fairy lights into the centerpieces as well as twinkle lights strategically placed around the venue and an amazing display of stars is created for all to enjoy.

5/10 Baa, Baa, Black Sheep

With the nursery rhyme Baa, Baa, Black Sheep being the theme of a baby shower, it could take a tone of being a darker colored theme. However, if the sheep are the only black bit of the decor and secondary color is interwoven, the theme becomes much livelier.

With a sheep theme, something like cotton candy could be offered as a dessert. And of course, everything chocolate is a must.

Better still, with this theme, partygoers can find gifts that tie in as well. And when guests can easily find gifts that is a happy shower for everyone.

4/10 Little Miss Muffet

For a baby girl shortly being welcomed into the world, the nursery rhyme Little Miss Muffet is a great theme to use... just as long as too many spiders are not used in the decor!

While cakes used to be the norm for baby showers, according to Cup Cake Jones, cupcakes have really started to gain momentum in the baby shower scene. Not only is there more to decorate, which only elevates the shower, but they are easier to serve as well.

Given that Muffet is similar sounding to muffin, having little muffins or cupcakes would be a fantastic option for this baby shower. And if the spiders are used tactfully, they might just add that perfect touch to the day.

3/10 Old MacDonald Had A Farm

With more animals than anyone knows what to do with on a farm, the direction that an Old MacDonald Had A Farm theme could go is boundless.

While this theme technically is not a nursery rhyme, it does follow the same tenor as nursery rhymes do. And with being able to use various animal themes, have the option for live animals, or even have the venue be a farm, dialing in the scope of this theme will be crucial. Otherwise, the theme could easily get out of control and have no rhyme reason to it.

2/10 Mother Goose

The name Mother Goose has been around since the 8th century, according to History. It was a name that was given to women who were able to "captivate" children with their stories and tales.

Eventually, Mother Goose became the face of nursery rhymes. As such, using the matriarchal goose for a theme is more than fitting when trying to incorporate nursery rhyme characters. And by choosing Mother Goose, the option is to use only the goose or all of the characters under the nursery rhyme umbrella for a beautiful shower.

1/10 Fiddle-De-Dee

For those who like the idea of a bee-inspired baby shower, Fiddle-De-Dee is a great nursery rhyme to reference for the day.

With everything from flowers that bees love as centerpieces to bee-shaped desserts or even local honey for tasting, there are a lot of directions this theme could go for a nursery rhyme-themed baby shower.

Source: Healthline, Cup Cake Jones, History

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Food in nursery rhymes and jokes for kids

A large selection of different food for kids: soup, meatballs, cottage cheese, pies, pancakes, etc. Suitable for children who are difficult to feed.

I chew everything at home,
Everything that is even unfamiliar,
Everything that is tasty and tasteless -
If only I would not be sad.

If you were found in a cabbage,
You have no reason to be sad,
Because then
Food is provided for you!

On my plate
Red squirrel.
To make it visible,
I eat everything to the bottom!

In the morning I eat "Agusha"
Satisfying and nutritious
I will be strong soon,
How wonderful!

Has grown a little,
I have my own spoon!
I will try tasty treats:
Juice, puree, compote and cereals!

— What's for lunch today, for lunch?
- Soup, potatoes, vinaigrette, vinaigrette.
- But I don't want soup, I don't want it!
I'll swallow the candy, I'll swallow it!
- No, sweets are not included in lunch,
So you can eat vinaigrette with soup.
And I'll put a cutlet with potatoes -
Come on, baby, eat everything, I'm watching!

Yara Ruta

What's for lunch today? —
Milk soup and scrambled eggs.
How big Nikita: himself
Holds a spoon: YUM-YUM-YUM!

Something completely new -
a real treat!
Look how I eat,
what my mother gave me!

I have already grown a little
I have my own spoon,
I will try delicious treats
Juice, puree, compote and cereals!


Ah, meatballs!
Oh, how they smell! Good!
We will fry them, we will fry them,
We will eat from the heart!

Kirill Avdeenko


can't live without Antoshka!
Eat us soon,
with a cutlet - more satisfying!

Macaroni, macaroni,
Rushing across the field, path!
And why hurry, fly?
In the soup to the kids to be in time!

Kirill Avdeenko


Early, early in the morning
Shepherd boy: “Tu-ru-ru-ru!”.
And the cows are in harmony with him
charged: "Moo-moo-moo!"
You, Burenushka, go,
Take a walk in the open field,
And you will return in the evening
Give us milk to drink.

Ant-grass rose from sleep,
Tit-tit bird took grain,
Bunnies - cabbage,
Mice - crust,
Children - milk.


We are walking, we are walking!
Let's take a walk - let's see,
Let's work up an appetite
We'll eat delicious meat.

Kirill Avdeenko


Ai, tata, tata, tata,
Please sieves -
Sow flour,
Start pies.
And for our noodles
Let's make pancakes,
Let's bake a pancake -
Feed my son!

Lada-lady-ladushki -
pancakes are baked!
We'll pour them sour cream,
we'll eat them with jelly!

Ladushki, patties,
Let's bake pancakes.
We'll put it on the window.
Let's make it cool down.
Let's wait a bit,
We'll give everyone pancakes.

We are fun clubs!
We are pancake friends!
Eat us with honey and butter,
Ready for an hour!

Kirill Avdeenko


In the forest, in the forest, a hut on a tussock.
Stuffed with pancakes, covered with pancakes,
Fence all around - pies with cottage cheese.
The cat is sitting by the window, the hedgehog Antoshka
Chews gingerbread, sings songs.

In the oven kalachi,
As hot as fire.
For whom are they baked?
For Mashenka kalachi,
For Mashenka are hot.

Like Marfush for Peter
Cooked, baked
Ninety-two pancakes,
Two troughs of jelly,
Fifty pies -
Didn't find any eaters either.


Fish-fish, come on,
She came to us in a saucepan!
To cook, to feed everyone -
Wash your hands quickly.

Kirill Avdeenko

The cat went to the stove -
Found a pot of porridge.
On the kalachi stove,
As hot as fire.
The gingerbread is baked,
The cat's paws are not given.

Donut, cake
She sat in the oven,
Looked at us,
Wanted to mouth.

Trushki tu-carcasses!

The grandmother baked cheesecakes.
Cheesecakes for everyone
Yes, a mug of milk.
Milk is delicious,
Cheesecakes are sweet!

Jacob's wife
Baked kalachi:
Kalachi is hot,
Swords are behind the window.
The rooks have arrived,
The rolls have praised.


Deep - not shallow,
Ships in plates.
Onion head,
Red carrot,
Parsley, potatoes,
A little grits.
Here the boat is sailing,
It is swimming right into your mouth!

Potato and carrot
mum cooked the soup cleverly!
Katya sat down at the table:
times, two, three -
she ate the whole soup! children

Mom cooked vegetables in a saucepan.
I put the most delicious in the soup.
Meat, eggs, potatoes, dill
Asking for a spoon and Nastenka's mouth.
Let's not offend them
And we'll eat everything on the plate.

Spruce soup,
Spruce soup,
Let's eat the soup as soon as possible!
Eat a lot?
Well, then,
Oh yes soup! Hey good!

Kirill Avdeenko

Knocking, strumming down the street:
Foma rides a chicken,
Timoshka rides a cat
Along a crooked path.
- Where are you going, Foma?
Where are you driving?
- I'm going to mow hay.
- What do you need hay for?
- Feed the cows.
- What do you need cows for?
- Milk to milk.
— Why milk?
- Feed the children.

Ant-grass has risen from sleep,
Tit-bird took grain,
Bunnies - cabbage,
Mice - crust,
Children - milk.

I eat lunch myself.
I open my mouth and AM!
To have strength,
Soup was cooked for me.


Goo-goo-goo, goo-goo-goo,
On the green in the meadow,
On a green meadow
There is a cup of cottage cheese.
Two black grouse flew in,
They pecked, flew away.
How they flew,
We looked at them.

Cottage cheese on a plate
like snow on the street:
soft, white, sweet —
better than chocolates!

Cottage cheese-curd-cottage cheese,
Yum-yum-yum - how delicious!
Cottage cheese-cottage cheese,
White as cabbage!
In the mouth - am! — and cottage cheese
Like a snowflake melts;
Cottage cheese - our friend!
Strengthens teeth.

Kirill Avdeenko

Cottage cheese-cottage cheese-cottage cheese
Our puppy Druzhok asks.
We won't give a puppy -
We'll eat cottage cheese ourselves!

Cottage cheese, cottage cheese,
A cow went to the meadow,
To eat grass,
Fresh ants.
Returned from the meadow -
Milked milk.
And then from milk
They created cottage cheese.
Eat, baby, cottage cheese,
And let's drive to the meadow!

Yara Ruta


Hens-hens: “Ko-ko-ko!
We've had testicles;
Ku-ku-eat, ko-ko,
Little children!”

Kirill Avdeenko

A chicken came -
Kvokhtal all over the street.
She brought an egg -
Eat, my bird!

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Nursery rhymes for children: about food, before meals, during meals

Rhymes, songs and jokes make any business more fun! This truth was embodied in Russian folk art, the unshakable masterpieces of which have survived to this day.

Pre-meal rhymes will help you get ready for a meal.

Nursery rhymes while eating will help, first of all, mothers to make this process easier, because children love to play pranks so much at the table .

A real treasure for children and adults!

Rhymes before meals

Cooking with mom:

Ladushki, patties,
Let's bake pancakes.
We'll put it on the window.
Let's make it cool down.
Let's wait a bit,
We'll give everyone pancakes.
When it gets cold, we'll eat
And give it to the sparrows.

We sculpt, we make pies,
We kneaded from flour,
We sat on a bench,
We treated grandmother,
We ran into the garden,
All the people gathered there,
Here is a pie for a kitten,
Here is a pie for a duckling,

We make Easter cakes,
Round as a face.
We take it out of the oven,
Delicious Easter cakes

Carcasses, tutushki,
Mom baked cheesecakes,
Mom baked cheesecakes
For beloved Vanyushka.

Ay tata, tata, tata!
Please sieve:
Sift flour,
start pies.
And for our noodles
Let's make pancakes,
Let's bake a pancake,
Let's feed our son!

Come on, come on, come on, come on!
Do not grumble, pans,
Do not grumble, do not hiss,
Boil sweet porridge,
Boil sweet porridge
And ... (child's name) Polinka was fed!

Boil, boil, porridge,
In a blue cup,
Boil quickly,
Bubbling more cheerfully.
Cook, porridge, sweet,
From thick milk,
From thick milk,
Yes, from semolina.
Whoever eats porridge,
All teeth will grow.

Ai, tu-tu, ai, tu-tu,
Cook cool porridge,
Add milk,
Feed the Cossack.

We wash our hands before eating with nursery rhymes:

Give me your hands,
Get out of bed,
Let's go wash up,
Where can we find some water!

Water, water,
Wash my face,
To make my eyes shine,
To make my cheeks blush,
To make a mouth laugh,
To make a tooth bite.

Ai, frets, frets, frets,
We are not afraid of water,
We wash ourselves cleanly,
we smile at Mom.

And the eyes?

From water, from water
Everything sparkles with smiles!
From water, from water
Have fun flowers and birds!
Tanya washes her face,
smiles at the sun!

Ah, the water is good!
Good water!
We bathe the baby,
So that the face shines!

We know, we know, yes-yes-yes,
Where are you hiding, water!
Come out, Voditsa,
We've come to bathe!
Lean on the palm of your hand
Flow, flow, flow
Masha, wash your face more cheerfully!

Faucet, open!
Nose, wash your face!
Eye, swim!
Dirt, give up!

Faucet, open! Nose, wash up!
Wash at once, both eyes!
Wash your ears, wash your neck!
Sheika, wash yourself well!
Wash, wash, pour yourself!
Filth, flush away! Dirty, wash off!

patties, patties,
Wash patties with soap.
Clean palms,
Here's some bread and spoons for you!

Wash, wash the chimney sweep
Clean, clean, clean, clean.
Will be, will be a chimney sweep
Clean, clean, clean, clean. (K. Chukovsky)

Fragrant soap, white, soapy,
Soap looks at the dirty woman with a smirk:
If the dirty woman remembered soap -
Soap would finally wash him off.

In the morning we wash our hands and face with some water
Plich and plop, plop and plop
Run away from the dirt.

We know, we know - yes, yes, yes!
Water is hiding in the tap!
Come out, vodka!
We came to wash!
Pour a little
Right into the palm of your hand!
The soap will foam
And the dirt will go somewhere!

Rhymes while eating

Stamped feet:
Hands clapped:
Sit down! Get up!
Se-li again!
And then they ate all the porridge

— Okay, you are alright.
- Where were you?
- At the grandmother's.
— And what did you eat?
- Kashka.
— And what did they drink?
- Brazhka.
- What's for a snack?
- Sauerkraut.
- Did you drink? Have you eaten?
Shh, fly.
They sat on the head.

Pancakes, pancakes!
Grandmother baked pancakes,
Sprinkled with butter,
I gave to the kids.
Dasha - two,
Pasha - two,
Vanya - two,
Tanya - two,
Sasha - two,
Masha - two,
Good pancakes
Our kind grandmother!

Well, porridge! So in the mouth and asks!
Nose and cheeks were full.
The chin also got it.
And the little finger tried a little.
They ate a bit of the forehead with the top of their head,
The ears ate the rest!

Clever Alenka,
Eat sweet porridge,
Tasty, fluffy,
Soft, fragrant!

Tasty porridge is smoking,
Lyosha sits down to eat porridge,
Very good porridge,
Ate porridge slowly.
Spoon after spoon,
Ate a little.

This is a spoon,
This is a cup.
Buckwheat porridge in a cup.
A spoon has been in a cup -
Buckwheat porridge is gone!

Look, to your plate
Squirrels came running from the forests!
Ate a bun, ate porridge
And they are looking at our daughter!
The squirrels ate with appetite
And Sasha was ordered to eat.
Daughter listened
And I ate all the porridge!

Who eats porridge,
listens to mom and dad,
grows up strong,
healthy and beautiful.

Geese, geese! Ga-ha-ha,
Do you want to eat? Yes, yes, yes,
Semolina porridge with milk? Nooooo.
Well, what about you? Candy

Oh, kachi-kachi-kachi!
Oh, kachi-kachi-kachi!,
Look - bagels, kalachi,
Look - bagels, kalachi!
From the heat, from the heat, from the oven.
From the heat, from the heat, from the oven -
All rouge, hot.
Rooks came here,
Picked up the balls,
We have bars-a-a-nights left!.

Lyuli, lyuli, cradles,
The gulenki flew in,
The ghouls began to say:
"What should we feed Masha with?"
One will say: "porridge",
Another - "yogurt",
The third will say - "milk,
And a ruddy pie."

Lyuli, lyuli, lyuli
Lyuli, lyuli, lyuli,
The ghouls flew in,
The ghouls began to coo,
The ghouls began to fuss:0013 They began to feed Masha

The cat went to the market
The cat went to the market,
I bought a cat pie.
The cat went to the street,
The cat bought a bun.
Should I eat it myself,
Or should Vanya take it down?
I'll bite myself,
Yes, I'll take Vanya too.

Duck duck,
Kitten cat,
Mouse mouse
Calling for dinner.
Ducks ate,
Cats ate,
Mice ate.
Are you not yet?
Where is your spoon?
Eat, at least a little!

Our Seryozha fidget,
He won't finish his lunch.
They sat down, got up, sat down again,
And then they ate all the porridge.

Who is our favorite most?
- The first spoon for mother,
And the second for whom?
- Yes, for your dad,
For whom is the third spoon?
- For a cheerful nesting doll,

Deep - not shallow,
Ships in plates.
Onion head,
Red carrot,
Parsley, potatoes,
A little grits.
Here the boat is sailing,
It is swimming right into your mouth!

Spruce soup,
They ate the soup,
Let's eat the soup as soon as possible!
Eat a lot?
Well, then,
Oh yes soup! Hey good!

Tili-hour, tili-hour
Here we have dinner now
Eat a spoon for mom,
Eat a spoon for dad,
For a dog and a cat,
Sparrow knocks on the window,
Give me a spoon too ...
That's it dinner.

Nursery rhymes about food for children


author: Kirill Avdeenko

Spruce soup,
They ate the soup,
Let's eat the soup as soon as possible!
Eat a lot?
Well, then,
Oh yes soup! Hey good!


The cat drank milk (we lick our tongues),
He took a bite of the cake (clap our hands),
Wiped his paws (three hands together),
Washed his nose (wipe his nose),
“Meow, meow! » - said (we say: "Meow").

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