archive: Parties from the Bookshelf category


parties from the bookshelf: the robot book

November 18, 2010

Who didn’t watch The Jetsons when they were little and not want a robot that magically cleaned up their room? Even though The Jensens have been replaced by Spongebob, the dream of owning a robot is still on kid’s minds. Why not make that dream come to life with some carefully crafted cardboard and cupcakes [...]


parties from the bookshelf

November 4, 2010

Using You Can’t Take a Balloon Into the Metropolitan Museum as party inspiration provides the perfect excuse to fill your space with big round yellow balloons!  Not that you needed an excuse.  Add some traditional NY street flair, a few easels and paint kits and a security guard repeating the phrase, “No flash,” and you’ve [...]


parties from the bookshelf: fantastic mr. fox

October 20, 2010

Roald Dahl’s stories are always quite quirky and deliciously entertaining.  Fantastic Mr Fox is no exception. Since the main character is a sly fox who wears a corduroy jacket (well, at least according to Wes Anderson) it only seemed fitting that fall would be the setting for such a party based on the book.  Think [...]


parties from the bookshelf: gallop!

October 6, 2010

Melanie is back with a new Parties from the Bookshelf post — and we think this is such a fantastic idea from Rufus Seder’s Gallop!    The use of scanimation in this is memorizing for adults and kids alike! By combining the inspiration of the rainbow striped binding and black and white animations, you can [...]


parties from the bookshelf: eloise

September 22, 2010

Sorry boys, this one is for the girls!  With the inspiration behind this party coming from the Eloise, there will be lots of pink and glam. But don’t forget the adventurous spirit behind the Plaza dweller, and make sure to include some fun exploring activities. Maybe a New York City themed scavenger hunt scattered with [...]