Okay y’all….get ready to be worn out with some pictures!!
This past weekend, we had Ruthie’s 8th birthday party. When we first started planning her party we tossed around TONS of themes. After much deliberation and thinking through, she decided that a library theme would be the best. We LOVE books in this house….as you know. But not only do we love books, we also LOVE to play library! We pretend to check out books and we make library cards etc. So that’s what we did at her party.
If you’re a librarian, you might want to close your eyes when you see these decorations. Yep…I tore the pages out of a couple of books!! More on the decor later this week! But here’s a sneak peak.
We went with a black and white color scheme.
You’ve seen this popcorn before.Fun pinwheels from the book pages.Instead of a cake, Ruthie requested chocolate truffles.Her favorite drink treat!! Classic Coca-Cola!!These straws were my favorite little special touch!! They were a splurge as far as straws go but since I only spent around $7 in all on the party decor I thought I could swing it.
Here’s the sweet birthday girl!!As her party guests arrived, they went straight to the table to start painting bags. I made rectangle shaped stamps out of a cardboard box.They stamped them vertically on their bags to resemble books on a shelf.
Pinkalicious.Everybody listened so well!!After the book reading, they started checking out their own books.Okay…I’ll be honest and say that I really didn’t know how the “library theme” was going to work out. I mean, WE enjoy playing library but I wasn’t sure how the other boys and girls would like it.
I had NO need to worry!! They loved it just as much as we do!! And just like in a library, it was suprisingly quiet!!
They took turns being the librarian.Such a sweet group. Ruthie really is a blessed little girl to have such sweet friends around her.Thought this was classic and a little old school! 😉Happy Birthday!!
Whew!! It was a lot of fun but also a good bit of work!! I have a little over a month until the next Sewell birthday party!! Better get to planning!
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