Parties from the bookshelf: If You Give a Moose a Muffin

August 25, 2010

First we want to welcome Melanie Blodgett as a new contributing editor to Hip Hip Hooray!  We’re really excited to have Melanie – we’ve been big fans of her blog, You’re My Fave.  She’s got a great eye and is super talented and we’re looking forward to what she’ll share here on HHH.

Melanie is going to do a regular feature, Parties from the Bookshelf.   We love the idea of seeking party inspiration from your child’s bookshelf.  There are chances there’s a book that they can recite from memory (we’re looking at you Blue Hat, Green Hat!) and that they would be thrilled to see come to life.  With a quick flip through the pages you can come up with a color scheme, decorations and activity ideas.

Here’s some inspiration by Melanie from If You Give a Moose a Muffin!

Fun, right?  We’re so excited to have Melanie!

image sources:

tartan note cards, felt pine trees, tablescape from Lulu Blue
doorway puppet theater, muffins, Cardboard Safari


Anna on August 25, 2010:

I’m really looking forward to these posts! We love children’s literature at our house.

Lindy on August 25, 2010:

Hip Hip Hooray for Melanie! Love her and this is such a great idea!

Melissa on August 25, 2010:

What a great feature, and what a fantastic book to start with! Definitely one of my kids’ favorites (and by “my kids” I mean me.)

Karen on August 25, 2010:

Hip Hip Hooray for Melanie joining the crew! I love this party, it’s so cozy. The invitations are great!

patricia on August 25, 2010:

We love that story. That is too adorable!

emily on August 26, 2010:

SO fun! As a former 1st grade teacher, I am ALL over this:) I did my son’s 1st birthday party based on his “then” favorite book, “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What DO You See?” I am positive that your amazing minds have no lack of ideas and such; but if you’d like to see what we did, here is a link to some pictures…:)


Muffin on August 26, 2010:

Hahah! Fantastic! I need this book. :)

AmberLee on August 27, 2010:

love this. am giddy over this being a regular feature.

Mrs. Kinne on August 27, 2010:

What a great idea! And I totally want to go to that party.

Alyssa Goodnight on August 27, 2010:

You are perfect for this! I’m looking forward to your party posts. May I recommend George & Martha??? :)

Terri on August 29, 2010:

What a great idea for a party! I love the idea of creating parties from children’s literature. I can’t wait to see future posts.

Diana on August 29, 2010:

How cute is this?!!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend :)

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The Lil Bee on August 30, 2010:

I love this, Mel! Devon’s birthday is coming up in a couple of months and since she doesn’t exactly have any character faves just yet, I was thinking of doing something book-related, since she loves when we read together. I absolutely adore the moose theme!

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