Here’s what Angela said about planning the party- “My son Isaiah recently turned 4 and is mid-way through his first year of Preschool. Seeing how much he enjoys going to school and learning new things, I decided to throw him a Bookworm themed birthday party. We invited a few of his little friends who are also in their first year of school, plus their moms – for a play date party!
I set up my dining room to look like a fun, kid friendly library – complete with plenty of balloons, colorful books, and a comfy reading nook. Each child was asked to bring their favorite book. When the guests arrived they were given a bow tie / hair bow clip and a pair of ‘reading glasses’ to wear.
The children’s activities included coloring bookmarks and ‘writing’ their very own story (with the help of a package of stickers and the writing skills of the moms!). We also had story time, when we read the books the children had brought and the stories they wrote! It was so cute to hear what those little minds thought up!
We shared a light meal of meat cheese & crackers, fruit and vegetables – which were served in brightly colored paper bowls. For desert, each guest was given an individual dirt cake (complete with gummy worms) in lieu of a cupcake or piece of cake. Other treats included cherry sour balls and adorably decorated sugar cookies.
At the end of the party each child gathered up their favors in a beautiful personalized book bag.
This was a small party which was quite simple to put together, and the children LOVED it! I would recommend this party theme to anyone with young children!”
Event styling: Taffie Wishes
Personalized canvas book bags: Taffie Sweets
Bookworm Cookies: Sugar and Flour
Linen Bow Ties/ Hair Bows: Handmade by KP
Ice cream cups, polka dot treat / nut cups, and wooden spoons: Kara’s Party Ideas Shop
Paper Straws: In The Clear
Additional items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Baker’s Twine Milk bottles Clear Cellophane Bags Balloons Bookworm Reading Glasses
This is what Melissa said about planning the party- “My daughter Kate recently turned two and I took two of her favorite things as inspiration for the party: The book “Pinkalicious” and anything with Gold Glitter. She has favored the “Pinkalicious” book since she’s been tiny. Our copy of the book is torn to shreds! I didn’t want to use the character in the book for the main design but instead used my sweet Kate. I photographed her in a gold princess crown and and dressed her in a shade of pink. Then I worked with the color in designing the invite.
At the party, guests got to enjoy a variety of Pinkalicious treats that you’d see in the story. Two of my favorites were the pink cupcakes complete with gold dust and the Pinkalicious strawberry cake. For the party favors, the girls received gold or glitter star wands just like Pinkalicious in the story. For the extra pink/glitter touches throughout the table, I incorporated pink/glitter ribbon on the mason jars and designed pink and glitter water bottle labels. I love the chevron design of the backdrop and was so excited to stumble across that paper. It added the touch of modern I was looking for. The paper tassels at the top were so easy to make and polished off the background. Pinkalicious Kate and her friends had a sparkly fun 2nd birthday party!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Balloons Cupcake Liners Chevron Paper Bags Mason Jars Paper Straws
Many of you are familiar with the book, ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’. Well, how cute is this DIARY OF A WIMPY KID 9TH BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Margarita Ellis of Party Inspirations! I just love original party themes! So many darling ideas here!
Margarita said this about planning the party- “I styled this Party for my sons 9th birthday. It comes at a hectic time of the year as his Birthday is five days after Christmas. Theodore is in love with ‘Diary of a Whimpy Kid’, his all time favorite book, so it wasn’t hard to come up with a theme. I made the tissue paper garland, cake stand bunting, cake pops, cupcakes, and the favour bags (using special bookmarks I purchased from ebay). As for the cake, I chose my sons all time favourite classic New York Cheesecake from New York Patesserie here in Sydney, Australia.”
Party Styling and Planning- Party Inspirations
Cake Toppers and Bookmarks- ebay
Cake- New York Patesserie
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Cupcake Liners Lollipop Sticks Candles
Happy New Year! To ring it in today I am featuring this gorgeous AUTUMN BOOK THEMED BALL submitted by Amber Kairalla. I know you might ask- Autumn? But really, one look at this event and you will see how amazing it is- and how featuring it today is perfect.
Here is what Amber said about the party- “I, along with a group of highschool friends, throw an Autumn Ball, every year. What started out as a small party with just a group of friends, soon turned into a yearly, full fledged, 200 person ball. The whole entire party though, is what’s truly special! We do all of our own food, decorations, invitations, set up, clean up, etc. And it’s a blast! We spend an entire week filled with DIY, envelope stuffing, hand delivering, music planning and so very much baking! This past year was book themed with everything from book styled invites to books for door stops and book styled cakes. We try our best to keep the music classy, the style vintage and the bar high.”