Love this idea! Except I'm afraid I might get the same book then I couldn't take one back because it would have a message. So maybe I could buy the books and the guests pick a book to write a message in.
Baby Shower Activity: make a pile of diapers on the table, and some permanant markers. have all the guest put cute comments, funny sayings or words of advice on each one. Make mom smile When she changes babies diapers in the middle of the night.
Dog and baby. Tried this with my lab but she kept getting up to lick the baby, guard him or go get me because I had clearly abandoned him. Might work with a less concerned dog. She still fetches me every time baby cries.