I promised pictures, right?
Mrs. Bear had a book worm party on Saturday… why books? Because my children have been blessed with family and friends near and far that give them so many toys I could fill a house. wait that HAVE FILLED a house. I’m a firm believer that children love used toys far more then new toys… they can tell it has been loved before and is thus better. toys like kids clothes only fit for such a short time it is far better to share. Books are the same… a well loved book will provide comfort, adventure, and much loved quality time for a kiddo. I personally think children’s books are the best gifts to give or receive.
a few years ago my lovely neighbor and her kids brought over boxes ( no less than 4) of books they had out grown… our library had taken birth! my kids LOVE finding one of their names hand written on the inside flap of the pages they are about to embark on. it is though they are about to travel down a well worn road with the excitement and bravery that could only come from knowing a person they admire has already worn footprints in the dirt.
ahhh books….just love them
so the party…
I use the free printable invitations from here
they looked like vintage library check out slips. One of our amazing guests glued it to the inside cover of the book she gave the bear. I love it THANK YOU!
For the decorations…
very inexpensive. i used an old book that was missing pages to make fans and paper chains.
the kids used some pages to make the table cloth.
Stacked up and set out some of our favorite books and wallllaaa decorated!
for the food: all super kid friendly
and dessert…. yummm
chocolate covered rice crispy treats
lemon sugar cookies
cinnamon blondies with butter cream
and a carrot cake
let me just tell you the carrot cake was a hit…
every kid loved it!
my nephew asked me if carrot cake is good for you.
it was actually cool out so we got to have a fire
(notice the partio? the dad did that… the day before the party)
The bear LOVED all her books and puzzles and her cousins.
I just can’t say it enough… we are so so so fortunate to have the family we do. they love being around each other. they take care of each other. it’s really more then I could have ever imagined possible
I always wanted a big family…. and this, this is perfect! not to mention MY NIECE IS ON THE WAY!!!!!!! ERRRRR my my! can’t hardly stand it!