Even though we were only having a small get together for the birthday celebration, I knew I wanted to do some really cute invitations. I searched etsy, and of course found the cutest little shop The Bird and the Beard who made the perfect invite from library cards and folders.
The theme continued to come together with Golden Book party decorations and plates from Birthday Express.
The most important piece to any party is of course the food. I did a lot of searching on Book Themed Party Foods and Book Themed Menus to come together with my final list of food.
Our menu included:
Sweet & Sour Meatballs - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Fruit Kabobs - The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Chips & Salsa - Dragons Love Tacos
Cupcakes (instead of cake) - If You Give a Cat a Cupcake
Pasta Salad - Strega Nona
Pigs in a Blanket - Three Little Pigs
Deviled Green Eggs - Green Eggs & Ham
Smoked Salmon on Rice Crackers - Red Fish, Blue Fish, Old Fish, New Fish
Veggie Plate - Peter Rabbit
Apple Juice & Apple Sauce (for the little ones) - The Giving Tree
Lemonade - Maisy Makes Lemonade
Iced Tea - Bear Snores On
And, I did what any crazy party-planning mom would do, I ordered the few books we didn't have from Amazon so we could have a book to sitting next to each food item.
When it came time to blow out candles, of course our little guy didn't have enough air powers so he got some help from us. But you must see even his shirt matched the theme. Cafe Press has a really cute toddler, kids and adult sized shirt that is printed with "I read past my bedtime." It is without fail we are always asked to read one more book no matter how late we are putting the little guy to bed.
For the favors I got Little Golden Book boxes and stickers to match the other party products. I then went to the dollar store to get each child a book. Put together some wrappers to go on applesauce packets that featured a little bookworm, and used gummy worms to represent the gummy worms. the packages were complete with some play-doh and a few Smarties.