Birthday parties tend to be easier to execute when there is a theme in place, and whether you choose a colour, number, superhero, favourite animal, food or season as the backdrop for your bash, everything is easily organized when there is a specific subject to base your food, decor and games around.
Some of my personal favourite party themes have come from the pages of popular children’s novels. My boys have been to a Harry Potter party, and when Alex Rider was the book du jour in our house, my husband and I put together a spy party that the neighbourhood kids still talk about, complete with secret identities, an outdoor scavenger hunt and invitations that were delivered in manila envelopes and marked ‘TOP SECRET.’
Book-themed parties are great for the first and second birthday, when a baby’s interests aren’t quite defined yet, and if you want to keep the party simple and not too matchy-matchy you can just pull out one or two elements from a story, like blogger extraordinaire, Deb, did with her son’s Subway-inspired cake.
Here is a list’in no way complete’of some of my favourite children’s books that would make excellent party themes.
Anything by Dr. Seuss
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Anne of Green Gables
Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Wizard of Oz
Have you ever thrown a book-themed party? Please share your story and/or photo in the comments!