How to host a book birthday in the theme of your child's favorite book!  These 40 book party themes so creative and include cakes, clever food ideas, free printables, party favors, and even entertaining games.  Featured popular children's book inspired parties like Cat in the Hat, Eloise, Good Night Moon, Hungry Caterpillar, and Where the Wild Things Are to name a few. As always, the Tip Junkie Party blog has over a THOUSAND birthday parties so you can always search there if you’re looking for more zoo animal or pet party themes and DIY party tutorials.

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Children's Book Inspired Parties

Anne of Green Gables

1.  Anne of Green Gables ~ Anne of Green Gables Tea Party on the first day of Spring ~ A four course tea party as suggested in the Anne treasury book to recreate your own Prince Edward Island tea party. Are You My Mother? Book Birthday Party

2.  Are You My Mother? ~ Are You My Mother? Book Birthday Party ~ I adore the clean lines, the mix of patterns, and the fun mother hen touches in this party.  You've also got to check out the adorable mantel decor she made with pages from the book. So cute.

Glitzy Bookworm Birthday Party

3.  Bookworm ~ Glitzy Bookworm Birthday Party ~ With a great color scheme and fun food ideas like Nerds, apples, worms, and lots of fun things to feed your brain, this bookworm party would impress any  reader. Brown Bear Book Birthday Party

4.  Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? ~ Brown Bear Book Birthday Party~ I see Noah Turning Three! Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat Birthday Party

5.  Cat In The Hat ~ Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat Birthday Party ~ This partyhas it all withCat in the Hat coloring books for the crayon-aged guests, blue cream soda, ham and cheese sliders, and my favorite a framed button monogram as decor.

A Charlotte’s Web Inspired Baby Shower

6.  Charlotte's Web ~ A Charlotte’s Web Inspired Baby Shower ~ Wilbur, the pig cake, is decorated in pink marshmallows and the printables make this party festive and easy to decorate. Clifford the Big Red Dog Birthday Party

7.  Clifford the Big Red Dog ~ Clifford the Big Red Dog Birthday Party ~ A delightful party full of red, white, and black food and party decor.  It's simply elegant and would be easy to incorporate into any theme.  Here is a more elaborate Clifford the Big Red Dog dessert table, but the original site is no longer online. Corduroy Bear by Dan Freeman

8.  Corduroy Bear by Dan Freeman ~ 5 Corduroy Activities ~ Here is a pocket for his bear with a card free printable template and 5 Corduroy activities we did to go along with Corduroy. Curious George Monkey Party in Pink and Yellow

9.  Curious George ~ Curious George Monkey Party in Pink and Yellow ~ I can't say enough amazing things about this party.  I adore the fabric flower cupcake toppers, the color scheme, and all of the amazing fabric and patterns used throughout this party.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Birthday Party

10.  Diary of a Wimpy Kid ~ Diary of a Wimpy Kid Birthday Party ~ Free printables for this cute Wimpy Kid birthday party which include the diary labels, goodie bag labels, chocolate bag toppers and key chain art. Eloise at the Plaza Birthday Party

11.  Eloise ~ Eloise at the Plaza Birthday Party ~ This party is so impressive with  Part 1- The Dessert Table, Part 2 - Room Service & Hotel Room Bedscape & Part 3 - The spa, Party fun & Emergency hotel kits. Fablehaven Books Garden Birthday Party

12.  Fablehaven ~ Fablehaven Books Garden Birthday Party ~ Fablehaven Books Garden Birthday Party ~ With festive recipes, a collection of bird houses,and a few crafts this party is simple and fun for the book series. Fancy Nancy Birthday Party

13.  Fancy Nancy ~ Fancy Nancy Birthday Party ~ The girls got glitter in their hair and sparkly stars on their cheeks. Then they each got their very own hot pink tutu and butterfly wings to wear and then off to the Kings crown. Golden Books Baby Shower Party

14.  Golden Books ~ Golden Books Baby Shower Party ~ This yellow and white striped and polka dot  ribbon was such an easy and great way to pull the color theme throughout the rooms. Goldilocks and the Three Bears Birthday Party

15.  Goldilocks and the Three Bears ~ Goldilocks and the Three Bears Birthday Party ~ The bed shaped table and the treat table were the big focal points for the Goldilocks party and I just adore the little chairs with treats on them. Goodnight Moon Baby Shower Party {printables

16.  Goodnight Moon ~ Goodnight Moon Baby Shower Party {printables} ~ With 2 tablescapes to share, plus a dessert table, themed drink ideas, 2 DIY projects, and a decorated hutch there are so many amazing party details to be inspired from.

A Green Eggs and Ham First Birthday

17.  Green Eggs and Ham ~ A Green Eggs and Ham First Birthday ~ A delightful Dr. Seuss birthday party in green, white, and orange polka dots, stripes, and lots of candy! Horton Hears a Who Birthday Party

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18.  Horton Hears a Who ~ Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who Birthday Party ~ I adore all of the pink pom poms, lanterns, and fun pink details in this home party. Mother Goose Humpty Dumpty Birthday Party

19.  Humpty Dumpty ~ Mother Goose Humpty Dumpty Birthday Party ~ Fun party food like Humpty Dumpty Egg Salad Sandwiches,  Three Blind Mice Cheese and Crackers, Old Mother Hubbard "dog bones" aka pretzels,  the cow jumped over the moon cake balls (these were carrot cake). Hunger Games Party Food Recipes

20.  Hunger Games ~ Hunger Games Party Food Recipes ~ Fun party food like Cookies from Peeta's Dad, Chocolate Rock Favor bags, goat cheese on bread, poisonous berry mini cake.

The very hungry caterpillar birthday party

21.  The Very Hungry Caterpillar ~ The Very Hungry Caterpillar Birthday Party ~ Obviously this party is beautiful, but what I adore most about it is how the dessert table has recreated all of the food in the book.  It's simply delightful!

Mother Goose Jack & Jill “Crown” Party

22.  Jack and Jill ~ Mother Goose Jack & Jill “Crown” Party ~ This is a boy/girl twin birthday party that is so elegant and stunning.  I love the monogram suckers, all of the amazing labels, and of course the silhouette frames. Jungle Book Birthday Party

23.  Jungle Book ~ Jungle Book 2nd Birthday Party ~ I just adore the palm trees on this dessert table.  She gives directions on how to make them yourself which makes this Jungle Book party a forest feel. Junie B. Jones Birthday Cake

24.  Junie B Jones ~ Junie B. Jones Birthday Cake ~ An adorable cake perfect for a Junie B. Jones birthday party. Little House on the Prairie Birthday Party

25.  Little House on the Prairie ~ Little House on the Prairie Birthday Party ~ This party details the costumes, bonnets and bandanas for all the kids, games, Mercantile, food, cake, clothes washing, and crafts. Little Red Hen Birthday Party

26.  Little Red Hen ~ Little Red Hen Birthday Party ~ The invitations were recreated story books and bound like a little golden book and the party is decorated with hens with a darling country charm. Little Red Riding Hood Birthday Party

27.  Little Red Riding Hood ~ Little Red Riding Hood Birthday Party ~ A whimsical fairy-tale party in a wooded theme and a rustic feel.  The details are impressive and give a ton of amazing decorating ideas for inspiration. Magic School Bus cake

28.  Magic School Bus ~How to make a Magic School Bus cake with pictured instructions. Percy Jackson and the Olympians Party

29.  Percy Jackson ~ Percy Jackson and the Olympians Party ~ The kids made Greek Hoplite shields, a treasure hunt with clues, dart board of Medusa, and kill the Minotaur. Peter Rabbit Party for Peters Christening

30.  Peter Rabbit ~ Peter Rabbit Party for Peters Christening ~ I adore the soft color pallet of this party and the handpainted bunny cookies are just divine.  This party would work great for a baby shower, 1st birthday, or baptism.  If you go with a more traditional color pallet, here are some great Peter Rabbit party food ideas. Puff the Magic Dragon Birthday Party

31.  Puff the Magic Dragon ~ Puff the Magic Dragon Birthday Party ~ Instead of a scary dragon here is a delightful party of Puff the Magic Dragon complete with lots of desserts, decor, and beautiful colors. Richard Scarry's Busytown Birthday Party

32.  Richard Scarry's Busytown ~ Richard Scarry's Busytown Birthday Party ~ Lowly Worm dolls as party favors and a stuffed Huckle and cake.

Secret Garden Birthday Party

33.  Secret Garden ~ Secret Garden Birthday Party ~ I love the key decorating accents and even the invitations sent out had plastic glitter keys so that the girls could unlock the magical garden gate as they entered into the secret garden.

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The Lorax Birthday Party

34.  The Lorax ~  The Lorax Birthday Party ~ There is a wonderful environmental message behind The Lorax, so I wanted to incorporate some tips for greening up your Dr. Seuss party plans. Three Little Pigs Birthday Party

35.  Three Little Pigs ~ Three Little Pigs Birthday Party ~ I just adore this bean bag toss with three houses and little piggy bean bags.  It's fantastic!

Twilight Party Ideas

36.  Twilight Saga: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn ~ Twilight Party Ideas ~There are so many amazing party details.  I especially like the "Welcome to Forks" sign and all of the fork decor.  {snicker} The Velveteen Rabbit Birthday Tea Party

37.  Velveteen Rabbit ~ The Velveteen Rabbit Birthday Tea Party ~ An adorable party with invitations, centerpieces, tea party foods, orange bunny rolls, and even Marshmallow popcorn balls. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Birthday Party

38.  We’re Going on a Bear Hunt ~ We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Birthday Party ~ The outdoor picnic theme in red, white, brown, and green is so delightful and fun with all of these adorable bears. Where Wild Things Are Birthday Party

39.  Where the Wild Things Are ~ Where Wild Things Are Birthday Party ~ They wore their crowns, held their wands, just like Max and got to pretend they were Wild Things. Next we played "Pin the Tail on Max" and crown walk. Winnie the Pooh Birthday Party

40.  Winnie the Pooh ~ Winnie the Pooh Birthday Party~ The whole feel is very natural, with references to bees, honey and the 100 Acre Wood friends. With very neutral colors, paired with shades of yellow and touches of red, and burlap fabric.

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