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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bookworm Party for a 2 yr old

Our youngest recently turned 2 and had a reading/bookworm themed party.  I thought I would share some of the details with you in case you want to throw a book party for your own little readers!

Here is the simple table runner I made---pages of an old Clifford phonics book taped together.  Some of my son's favorite books served as decor on the food table.
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Water bottles had book page wrappers (this was from a Corduroy book).
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The highlight of the party had to be the inflatable bookworm!  He was around $10 from Oriental Trading Company and was the BEST ten bucks I spent on this party!  I envisioned him just as a photo prop for kids to stand next to, but they really enjoyed carrying it around all over the room!

My Birthday Boy's shirt says "Little Bookworm" and is from this etsy shop
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Cake & Food. I decided to save money and make the cake myself.  I did strawberry jell-o poke cupcakes with sprinkles on top.  The adorable cupcake toppers came from this etsy shop.  


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The rest of our food was simple for an early lunch.  Mini ham & cheese sandwiches, fruit, pretzels, and cucumber slices.


Invitations. Well. I took a picture and can't find it now. I wrote "Our Little Bookworm Is Turning 2!" and then the party details.  I used library cards and envelopes and they looked VERY similar to this idea that I had on pinterest:



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My library cards came from this shop on etsy.

Party Favors.  Each child got a book...big surprise, ha!  I wrapped them and handed them out while the Birthday Boy was opening his gifts.  That way the other kids would kind of have something to do.  You can also hand out baggies of gummy worms "bookworms," but I worried about choking with this age group, so we just stuck with the books.

Activities.
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Since the little attendees were all in the 2yr old age range, we didn't do a lot of structure. I had a bean bag toss library game set up and a bookmark making station.  The bean bag game was a clearance find from Oriental Trading Company.

Gifts.
The perk of a book themed party is that everyone knows the honoree must like books!  Our guy got a lot of great ones!  He loves this Little People flap book from his great grandma.
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I hope that sharing our little homemade book party gives you some ideas and inspiration!  You can always see more of my kids party ideas on my pinterest board here. :)

shared at A Little Knick Knack

8 comments:

  1. Extremely cuuute!! Any ideas for a girl's 1st birthday party?

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  2. Extremely cuuute!! Any ideas for a girl's 1st birthday party?

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    1. Well when I was pregnant with this little guy, before we knew the gender, I was going to do a room in a cupcake theme if it was a girl. So I am still partial to cupcakes or Sweet Shop for a little girl party theme. Rainbow is also super cute and you can find a lot of ideas online for it. Ladybugs are cute for girls too, or a woodland/deer/ theme can be made girly.

      OR--pick one of her favorite books and use IT as your theme. Very Hungry Caterpillar, Spot, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Rainbow Fish, etc.

      OR--elephants. I've seen cute party stuff with pink and elephants too. :)

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  3. I love it! What a great party idea for anyone that loves books.

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  4. You are a very creative lady! I love the picture of your little guy with the bookworm and your Jello poke cupcakes look yummy. Got a recipe link to share?

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  5. Wow! You are super creative! I love the book pages table runner.

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  6. This is SUPER FABULOUS!! I found it while looking for ideas for my son's 1st B-day party. I'm from South Africa and LOVE the inflatable bookworm BUT sadly can't find it anywhere. Is there ANYWAY you could possibly assist by getting it and forwarding to me. I know I am being very upfont but I am desperate! :(
    Kind Regards,
    Ane Bauer
    warrenandane@yahoo.com

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