Book Themed Birthday Party

Do you have a little one that loves to read and is book obsessed? This book themed birthday party is the perfect theme for any little one that is just that. Celebrate your little one with the thing they love most, BOOKS!


While it isn’t necessary, you can have a introduction to the birthday party. In the picture you can see that pictures of the little one with facts about them – labeled ‘About The Author’ on poster board cut into the shape of an open book. The other picture shows a picture of a set up to give guests to sign in. Laid out is the book ‘Happy Birthday To You!’ By Dr. Seuss and the guests are encouraged to write a note and sign their name.


Choose the snacks for your party based off of your child’s favorite children’s books. These pictures show 50different books for 5 different snacks. There is ‘The Rainbow Fish’ with a fish bowl full of rainbow Goldfish crackers next to it. There is the book ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?’ with a bowl of chocolate animal crackers. The book ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ with a bowl of pretzels with white chocolate and green M&M on top to signify green eggs. ‘I Wish You More’ sits with a tray of Tootsie Pops that are covered in cotton and surrounded by fake grass to tie back to the dandelion seeds in the book. Lastly, The books that are ‘That’s Not My (blank – animal)’ sit up next to some animal crackers.


Find a book that you can come up with a meal idea with. For this party, the inspiration comes from the book ‘Dragons Love Tacos 2’. Tacos were the meal – the guests could choose between the Doritos or a soft taco shell.

Taco bar


The sides for this meal even tied back to a book. The veggies correlated with the book ‘Where Is Peter Rabbit?’ and the fruit tied in with the book ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. The veggie tray included peppers, lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, celery and a dip. The fruit salad bowl included pineapple, watermelon, strawberries, and blueberries.

Veggie tray
Fruit salad


For this book themed birthday party, the activity was bubbles, bookmark making, and (buckets) of chalk. Children of all ages from 1 and up can participate in this activity. Children can enjoy this activity at the party or they can take it home.

There are different things that could be provided for the bookmark making. Things such as crayons, markers, stickers, glue + glitter, construction paper, etc. It is very flexible and based off what feels comfortable to provide.

Board that says, "B is for... Birthdays, Bubbles, Bookmarks, & Buckets of Chalk".

Birthday Cake + Cookies

WOO HOO! Sweets, the best part. The cookies each had the cover of a different children’s book printed on them while the cake didn’t represent one book but rather the book theme instead. In the picture below, you can see that the cake is a stack of books with a caterpillar on top and the bottom book reads ‘Once Upon a Time’.

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