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"The Story of Nadia--Chapter 2" Book Themed Party! (21 photos)


I loved the mini book topper on her birthday cake!

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For my daughter’s 2nd birthday party, I wanted to a fun theme that had something to do with her personality.  She really loves to read (one of her first sentences was “read it to me”) so I decided to throw a book themed party.  I decided to call it “The Story of Nadia: Chapter 2” for her second year in life. I used book pages (or faux book pages) and bright fresh colors to decorate. 

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!

Manchester, NH
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