By the time of your child’s baby shower or first birthday, you may already have received all the practical gifts and have a large toy collection. Consider hosting a party all about books; encouraging guests to help build your child’s library. As part of the invitation or at the gift table you can include these bookplates.

MATERIALS Printable Book Plates | Black Fine Liner Pen | Tape | Scissors

DIRECTIONS 1 – Print and cut out the printable bookplates. 2 – At the party gift table, set up a little book signing station by placing a pile of book plates, pens and double sided tape. 3 – As guests arrive they can fill in a book plate for their book gift and attach it to the present.

VARIATION – Ask your guests to write a message in your child’s favourite book for your own original take on a blank guest book.