Adorable “Chapter 2″ Book Themed Birthday Party!

Adorable Book Themed 2nd  Birthday Party

It’s no surprise I love a cute book-themed party (here is a book-themed baby shower I hosted last spring) so when Tiffany of The Taste{Full} Life sent over her daughter’s 2nd birthday party – I squealed! “She really loves to read (one of her first sentences was “read it to me”) so I decided to throw a book themed party,” Tiffany shared. She decided to call it “The Story of Nadia: Chapter 2” for her second year in life. Here detailed decorations including the faux book pages and fresh colors are just darling! Check out the “book cake” below – one of my favorite details!

Happy 2nd Birthday Nadia! Check out the cute party pictures & details…

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“My favorite part of a party is the sweets table.  But I have learned firsthand that guests sometimes shy away from “perfect” looking treats; works for me because I was on a budget! I used a combo of store bought and homemade treats to fill the table up (the Oreo truffles were a huge hit!).

To bring in the book theme, I used book pages and print for as much as I could—truffle toppers, cake topper, water labels, and banners.  Favors were books wrapped in kraft paper, adorned with various ribbons and trim coupled with reading glasses that I scored in Target’s $1 section.  I’ve planned many imaginary parties while browsing that section!

I planned book themed activities for kids and adults.  For the grownups I had a “read up on the birthday girl” table.  It’s a great way to showcase photo books you’ve made of the birthday girl/boy!  It also included a framed print of some of Nadia’s notable moments over the year.   For the kiddos, I had a “reading corner” with books, coloring books, and composition notebooks and pencils to write a story.  And for everyone I had a photo booth with book themed props, a petty polka dot backdrop, and a special hashtag to share the photos on instagram.

There are always glitches when planning parties but I learn something new with each one and somehow it all comes together!  I was proud to throw an affordable and fun back yard bash with lots of DIY details, a unique color scheme, and pretty touches!”

Credits & Resources

Event Styling: Tiffany DeLangie of The Taste{Full} Life
Photography: Captured. NH.
Photo Books for “Read Up on the Birthday Girl” table: Shutterfly
Frames: Ikea (Via Amazon)
Candy Rock Pops: Oriental Trading Company
Paper Mache Books: Hobby Lobby
Hardcover “Fairy Tales” Book (on High Chair): Amazon
Pastel Table and Chair Set: Amazon
Hipster Glasses for photo booth: Amazon
Striped Straws: Amazon
Bookshelf: Target
Polka Dot Straws:
Glassine Bag for Invitation: Etsy Shop Wrap Works.
Library Cards for Book Favors: Etsy Shop Wrap Works