Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Glitzy Bookworm-ette Birthday

This past Saturday was my daughters 8th birthday party and if you've been following along, you know the theme was "Glitzy Bookworm-ette". Tahlia LOVES to read! She's a real girly girl as well 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 Ann Kelle fabric sample I 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. This woman is awesome! With that I designed all the paper products, like toppers, labels, dessert tags, table signs, cake topper....etc.
I had craft activities such as decorating your own book bag and making bracelets. The kids had a great time and had her friends asking if they could take books home. LOL. I hope you enjoy our celebration of books and my take on a glitzy bookworm party.

The birthday girl!
The dessert table: Used a bookcase as the backdrop and filled it with Tahlia's books. She has a ton, so filling it was not an issue. I also made an overlay with argyle fabric.Custom wreath by who else but Natalie of The Knock Knock Factory. The wormette graphic, which you will be seeing throughout the party was designed for me by the AMAZING Michele of Intrigue Design Studio.Cookie tubes are my new fave!!Glittered up Nerds on a stick..... way cool! :)
I served up tiny boxes of gummy worms, adorned with black glittered ribbon and rhinestones.Gotta have Smarties!
Glittered caramel apples by Roni's Sugar Creations. Beautiful!!
(Note the book page covered boxes. Mod Podge baby!) Those are rice crispy "worms", wrapped with fruit roll ups and sitting on leaves cut from book pages.
Simple cake with the cake topper I whipped up.Set out fabric markers and fabric gel pens for the girls to decorate their own book bags. Also bracelet making.
Big sister helped with the bracelet making.
Balloons in the jumper (idea I borrowed from The Purple Pug). T'was a good time!
The dramatic table scape!Centerpieces: ADORABLE plush wormettes, custom made by Cute4Sale. Sat them on a stack of books and wrapped with ribbon. Love. They still made room for spaghetti, I mean "worms"! LOL.
I set out small vases for the rest of the tables, on a small stack of books. I also made table runners with the Ann Kelle fabric for all the tables.Each place setting had a pencil favor box. I designed these labels for each one. Cute right?Favors: Book markers, glitter pencils, swirl lollipops, silly bands, roll on glitter tubes, fake bling, sequin head bands (from Tini Posh) and nerd glasses I bedazzled.
Had to shoot a close up of the book markers!Now this is how you eat cake! LOL.
Mama and the birthday girl!!

Wormette graphic by Intrigue Design Studio
Plush Bookworms by Cute4Sale
Welcome wreath by The Knock Knock Factory
Cookie Tubes from Pebbles in my Pocket
Mini clear boxes from The Posh Box
Sequin Head bands from Tini Posh
Glittered apples by Roni's Sugar Creations

You can now find some of the items I designed in my Etsy shop!!


Anonymous said...

Super CUTE!!! I love the color scheme!


Tini Posh said...

LOVE all the glitz! Your dessert table is beautiful, using the bookcase as a backdrop..genius! The table scape is beyond perfect! The birthday girl is too stinkin cute!! Great job mama!!

Michele @ crazyfordesign said...

I. LOVE. IT. You did an awesome job and it looks SOO fun! woohoo!!!

Latisha Horton said...

J!!!! You did a great job styling this party for your baby girl and making it all about her. You captured so many great pictures and this party looks so great... you made reading/learning look like so much fun!

xoxo, Latisha

Pink Laundry Events said...

Great Job Amiga :) It came out PERFECT ! Everything was so fabulous :) Bravo on the super adorable theme!


Brittany @GreyGreyDesigns said...

SO CUTE JEANETTE!!! I love it! I am a book lover too, so I adore this theme! Such cute details and all the vendors knocked it out of the park as usual!

ronisugarcreations said...

divine,,, adorable,, everything was just so perfect,, and what an original theme,, you rock,,,

Rock Star Party Place said...

Love anything glam & glitter! Original work - the apples, the rice crispy worms...on&on!

J. At Your Service said...

Thank so much ladies! I appreciate your feedback so much!

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staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

What a great party! I love the gummy worms in the box!
And what a cutie you have :)

Mommaof3 said...

Just visiting from bloggy moms what a great birthday idea its beautiful

Jill {peasandthankyous} said...

GASP!!! I can't believe I missed this last week, OMG J it's awesome!! I adore the girly argyle and the glittered caramel apples are the most amazing thing I've ever seen. Seriously amazing. I totally love it!! I'll be sending you my address for my invite next time ; )

J. At Your Service said...

Thank you Mariana, Stacie and Momma of 3, for your sweet comments! Jill, you're so funny. Thank you!! :)

Amy Ro. said...

This is one of the cutest parties I've seen in a while. Love it all!

Talia - Luxe. Event Design, LLC said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this PARRRRRTTTTAAAAYYYY! Great job J! too sweet!And I am sooooo feeling the argyle...I am a bit of a nerd!

Melissa C said...

This is the most adorable party!!! I'm a little bit of a book worm myself and this party rocks!!

Anonymous said...

Where did you get the white box from? grate idea

Mayra Rivera said...

Adorable, I have a couple bookworms of my own!

J. At Your Service said...

Thanks for the sweet comments! I purchased the white pencil boxes from Michael's.

Pattty TreviƱo said...

wow la fiesta hermosa, pero tu hija aun mas, me encanta tu trabajo

Maddycakes said...

I adore this party! I'm so glad I found your blog~ You are AMAZING! This theme is so original and you are uber creative. :) I must feature you on my blog!!


~The Bargain Babe said...

Such a fun party! I love that it focuses on reading and not princesses or Disney pop stars. :)

JoDee said...

Love this party! I was wondering if you could share where you found the digital format of the fabric? I would love to use it for invitations for my kiddos upcoming party!

{ L } said...

What a beautiful and special party! You have so many fun and pretty details. :)

Little Blue's Room said...

J this is an awesome party! After seeing this {and another bookworm party}, I've decided what I'll do for my son's class at the end of the year. Thanks for the inspiration...this is great!

Kathy said...

Where did you find the nerd glasses? I am having a hard time finding them.