Monday, July 18, 2011

library parties are the best...


because the invitations are fun...


because we could indulge my love of retro and her love of signs (thanks for leading us to these, Vic)...

because I had the perfect excuse to build more bookshelves...


because this was our menu plan...


because of story time (we love story time!)...

because it's fun to watch little hands creating...


because a cake shaped like a book is pretty easy to make...


because cupcakes featuring all her chosen books are not THAT hard to make when you have a food dye pen (thanks for the tip, Cathie!)...

because it's nice to give as well as receive...


because she loves books, and we love her.

(we had the BEST time, and are happily exhausted today... please excuse my continuing slackness with correspondence and comments...)

9 comments:

teddybearswednesday said...

OH MY GOD Catherine, this looks like the BEST and most adorable party and such an original idea.
so glad you had heaps of fun ( it so looks it)
and you are right Library Parties are the best!!
xoxo
PS HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your gorgeous girl!!xo

sarah said...

Argh! I love this idea! I want to have a library party :)

Estelle said...

This has to be one of the best birthday party ideas ever! We are celebrating Ada's 4th birthday at the end of the month and I'm struggling to get her to commit to anything. So far she wants a 'Superhero, fairy, butterfly, Dragon party" all at once.....I dunno...sigh :)

emma @ frog, goose and bear said...

Library parties really are the best! This sounds perfect for your little girl and you have done it so very well!! What an especially lovely idea to bring a book to donate. Thanks so much for sharing it Catherine!

CurlyPops said...

How on earth did you manage to come up with such cool ideas???
That would work so well for an adults party theme too!

Bungalowgirl said...

What a gorgeous and unique idea for an equally gorgeous and unique girl. Love the cake, a chocolate book! does not get better than that. Also very much appreciating your book rack- was it hard to make? perhaps a little tutorial would be forthcoming? melx

Alison said...

That is such a lovely idea.

Happy belated birthday to your little poppet.

Gina said...

True genius on so many levels. I'm totally nicking this at some point Catherine. You're brilliant. (And even I could probably do a book-shaped birthday cake!). Really, really great.

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

this is BRILLIANT!!!! I love it. Such a great idea- I love the story time idea! Love it!!