It is said, that you can never get enough of a good book…Well you won’t be able to get enough of this Bookworm Themed Book Exchange Birthday Party either!
Created and crafted by the talented Felicity Dick-Smith of Little Paper Plate, out of Sydney, Australia. This Bookworm Birthday Party, with its adorable bookworm party printables and polka dot patterns is one studious occasion, that that you won’t be able to put down!
The party details that you’ll certainly want to read up on, before planning an event like this, include:
- Adorable Bookworm Birthday Cake
- Bookworm sugar cookies
- Darling bookworm favor boxes
- Lined paper party signs
- Bookworm dessert table backdrop
- Monochromatic sweet labels
- Modern book exchange adorned with stacks of books & wire baskets
- And an ample supply of black and white polka dots spread throughout the party spread!
Bookworm Themed Book Exchange Birthday Party
Bookworm Book Exchange Party Details by Felicity:
“As usual the preparations began months ago! I have been slowly working with the girls to bring all the details together! Lauren and Annabel are becoming quite good at paper cutting. They now enjoy helping me with the set up and baking. I have to say these parties have become a good teaching tool and a great way to spend precious time with my girls!
As usual I wanted to pick a theme that was not so typical so tucking Lauren into bed one night with a book the idea of a book exchange came to mind. Once again I contacted the amazing Gabriela from Nina Designs to design a custom ‘bookworm / book exchange’ theme party printable set. Once again Gabriela and I worked on the design to keep it simple, girly and fun! Gabriela knocked it out of the park with her beautiful graphic style and my favourite details were the station posters, ‘Lauren’ banner and the amazing 3D lolly boxes!
The dessert table was set against a backdrop of cute bookworm and irregular spots designed by Gabriela from Nina Designs. It was so much easier to just print out a large scale image rather than construct an image from hand! On the dessert table I wanted to keep the display as monochromatic as possible with accent use of pink and mint colours. To add to the book exchange theme I covered some textbooks in white paper and used them as cake stands. I was really happy with how this detail turned out and I think added nicely to the theme.
To add height and some whimsy to the display, I added some light timber objects. I used an amazing peg board and desk drawers to display objects and fill with sweet treats. I loved the ‘perforated’ look of these objects and wanted to link in the round circles that made up the bookworm character. Lauren and her friends were quite amused by the hidden pink and white sweets that filled the drawers.
The children enjoyed my vanilla cupcakes, fondant bookworm cookies, white chocolate sprinkle spoons and popcorn! I served my cupcakes and popcorn in some gorgeous Paper Eskimo black and Mint baking cups. I have to admit this time around my fondant cookies were nearly my undoing as I could not find a suitable cutter so I needed to use a series of round cutters to assemble the cookies by hand.
The glasses were the most difficult aspect of the cookie as I had to cut out a black circle and then a smaller white circle within. It was deceptively difficult and incredibly time-consuming however, Lauren and her friends loved them so it was worthwhile! For the cake I collaborated with friend Rebecca from Sweetlove. Rebecca did an amazing job on the cake especially as she moved in the same week! Thank you Rebecca! To crown the cake I hand made the bookworm cake topper out of fondant to add the overall theme.
Activities & Book Exchange:
For the party the guests were welcome to bring a book to exchange. Lauren and her friends really got into the spirit and the left overs will be donated to our local library! I also set up a book-mark making station and set up a photo booth to create lovely mementos of the day. The book mark and exchange stations were topped off with super cool custom design posters made by Nina Designs. I hope you enjoy the party pictures and details as much as I enjoyed making them and join me in wishing Lauren a happy 8th birthday!”
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