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Darling “Glitzy Bookworm” Birthday Party

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Bookworm Centerpiece

If you know a little diva who adores books then you’ll absolutely want to dive right into the pages details of this adorable bookworm themed birthday celebration created by Jeannette of J. At Your Service!  It’s filled with all the glitz and glam of a true girly-girl celebration, while catering to any book lover’s cravings to get lost in the chapters of a delightful story birthday party.

Jeanette chose a fun, vibrant color scheme to coordinate with all of the bling and sparkle sprinkled throughout every detail of her daughter’s birthday party. You’ll want to study and bookmark all the super cute party details – including adorable pinwheels made from book pages, custom bookmark favors, glammed-out-in-glitter caramel apples and ridiculously clever edible rice krispy bookworms!

glitzy bookworm party decorations

Decorated Bookshelf

Keep on READING to pore over all of the fantastic ideas…

glitzy bookworm party favors - gummy worms

Party Table Decor


Party Printable Elements and the Birthday Girl

"Feed Your Brain" Sweets

Bookworm Wreath

Party Food


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Jeanette


“I recently planned a “Glitzy” Bookworm-ette party for my daughter who LOVES to read. She’s a real girly girl and that’s where the “glitzy” part comes in. I added glitter where ever I could and bling to the favors. Who says bookworms can’t be glam, right?!?!

My inspiration started with a Robert Kaufman fabric sample I had seen on Pinterest. That fabric set the tone for the whole party. The colors were vibrant and fun. I was able to find the fabric print in a digital format and that led me to create all the paper crafts needed throughout the party.

The wormette graphic used throughout the party was designed for me by the fabulous Michele of Intrigue Design Studio.

I purchased a cream color bookcase from Craigslist and painted it white to suite my theme. I decided to use the bookcase as my backdrop for the dessert table and fill it with my daughter’s books. She has a ton, so filling it was not a problem! The wreath hanging on the bookcase was custom designed by The Knock Knock Factory. The details on the wreath are incredible. I added a few items from my daughters room, like the pencil cup, with glittery pencils and added a pinwheel made of book pages and striped paper straws.

The table was covered with a white linen and an over lay that I made with the Kaufman fabric. I used my Opulent treasures cupcake stand and adorned the cupcakes with the toppers I made myself (again featuring the wormette graphic designed by Intrigue Design Studio.) A mini cake was displayed on a clear cake pedestal, on boxes that I covered with book pages using Mod Podge. The cake topper I also designed.

Turquoise trays displayed mini clear boxes with gummy worms inside, wrapped with glitter black ribbon and a color rhinestone. The other turquoise tray displayed glittery caramel apples made by Roni’s Sugar Creations. I used 2″x 4″ clear tubes to fill with my daughters favorite chips ahoy cookies. I wrapped each one with glitter tulle and added a tag, which I designed. There were Smarties candy inside glittered boxes that I purchased from Target. I also used Nerds candies but I decided to glue lollipop sticks to them, line them with glitter and tie glittered ribbon to each one. I displayed those in the glittered boxes as well.

One of my favorite treats on the table were the rice crispy “worms”. I shaped them out of the individually wrapped treats, cut them in half and wrapped them with fruit roll up snacks. I added the google eyes to them, please note: the eyes are NOT edible. I laid them on paper leaves cut from color book pages and displayed on a silver tiered stand, also standing on a book page covered box.”

I was going for a fun dramatic table scape and I think I succeeded. I used a black linen and made a table runner to match the dessert table. The centerpieces were beautiful black vases with pink roses and book page pinwheels on striped paper straws. I also put together a  couple of book sets, using my daughters books and topped each one with a plush bookworm-ette, custom made by Cute4Sale. I absolutely love how she designed the wormette to match my theme so perfectly. Each place setting had a white square plate with white pencil boxes, serving as their favor boxes.

Each pencil box was decorated with labels that I designed and color rhinestones. Inside each box were, glitter pencils, pencil caps, “nerd” glasses that I bedazzled a little, book markers that I also made, roll on glitter tubes, silly bands, fake bling, sequence head bands made by Tini Posh and a swirl lollipop.”

Additional tables were decorated with black linens and argyle table runners, small vases with pink roses. I made small bookwormette picks to add to the vases.

I set up a simple white table for the girls to decorate their own book bags. I set out fabric markers and fabric gel pens. I also set out beads and string for them to make bracelets. Even with a jumper at the party, the girls were extremely entertained with the small craft projects.”

Vendor Credit
By |2018-03-16T14:10:44+00:00December 12th, 2011|Kids Birthday, Parties for Girls|

About the Author:

JESSICA KIRKLAND is a designer by nature and is always engaged in something artistic. With an inherent desire to inspire others through creativity, she shares her ideas and projects on her blog, Pen N’ Paperflowers Studio & Design. She has serious passion and talent for domestic arts and expresses it through baking, dessert table styling, cooking, writing, decorating, entertaining, graphic artistry, crafting, photography and more. She sells custom designed digital invitations, party accessories & art prints in her online shoppe and is also the creative mind behind The Pastry Pedestal™ – an innovative & unique, patent-pending product for creatively displaying petite pastries.

Jessica has been featured on a host of websites – including Amy Atlas, HWTM, Project Wedding, The Sweetest Occasion, Bridesmaid.com, and more. Her work has been published in Artful Blogging, Review It! Magazine and The Nest.

She resides just outside of Orlando with her three daughters and feels fortunate to be sharing her life with her best friend.


  1. Michelle - I DO invitations by michelle December 12, 2011 at 4:15 am

    I adore this party! So clever and beautifully done!!

  2. Latisha Horton (Eccentric Designs) December 12, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Awesome Party! I heart ALL of J At Your Service parties! xoxo Tish

  3. Nikki - Pip Events December 12, 2011 at 8:42 am

    I absolutely adore this party! Bookworms rock!

  4. laura~eye candy event details December 12, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Fantastic job J! AMAZING!

  5. Jill Overn December 12, 2011 at 10:37 am

    SOOO love this party!! My daughter would just flip over it, awesome feature Jeannette, CONGRATS!!!!

  6. Claudia December 12, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Love every single detail!!!

  7. MonogrammedEverything! December 12, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Love the little argyle details…and everything about it, for that matter!

  8. lisa-sweet pop studio December 12, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Super cute! I love the nerds on sticks, boxed favors (at they way they are displayed) and the argyle and colors! Great job!

  9. Tina @ Wedding Favors December 12, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Great gifts and favors. :)

  10. Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor December 13, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    What a darling and very original party theme!! I love the adorable book worm. Soooo sweet!

  11. Melanie January 24, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Where did you find the black glasses? SO cute!

  12. Melanie January 24, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Also, where did you find the big green, plush worm? Thanks! haha

  13. Kim February 20, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Super cute theme! Love all the little “nerd” smartie” food details!

    hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

  14. Joy M. February 20, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    This is a fabulous new party idea and perfect for my little bookworm! I am going to save this for future use!

  15. Claude Chabtini July 30, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    beautiful I like to much , i am so far…………..wondurfull.

  16. Christina Dinardo Bijeau December 29, 2012 at 4:38 am

    Incredibly clever and so very cute! Great idea and details!

    • Muriel M. Bijeau December 29, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      Right up Miss Maggie's alley! Did she like it??

  17. Kelli Hebert February 9, 2014 at 5:22 am

    Jessica, where did you find the fabric print in digital format for your other projects?

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