Wonderland Tea Party – My girls are both fans of Lewis Caroll’s Alice. Here are some pictures of our party designs: http://pinterest.com/sylvianey/my-alice-tea-party/
Dr. Seuss – This party can be adapted to a single Seuss book theme such as Cat in the Hat, Hop on Pop, Lorax, etc. Here are some pictures from the party for my girls: http://pinterest.com/sylvianey/my-dr-seuss-party/
Great Gatsby – I’d love to host one of these, perhaps for New Year’s. To recreate one of Jay Gatsby’s legendary Saturday night galas, invite your friends over to your mansion-away-from-home with Long Island flair for an opulent evening filled with ecstatic jazz (live is best, but if not, a throaty record player will do), and more gin rickeys than you can shake a stick at, dolls. Then slip off your dancing shoes and cap the evening off with a midnight dip in the pool. 1920s fancy dress required for entry; the more pearls and longing looks, the better.
Night Circus – This book begs you to have a fun and mysterious reenactment. Dinner, of course, starts at midnight. Partygoers must wear only black and white, with an occasional dash of red if desired, and the decor should match — black and white plates, napkins, down to the food, which must be as delicious as it is colorless. Several magicians — also dressed in black and white — should be patrolling the event, creating wonders with various levels of veracity. Caramel popcorn should be served for dessert.
Garden/Tea Party – good for Disney Fairies, the Fablehaven series, Mary Poppins, Secret Garden, and Anne of Greene Gales - With festive recipes, a collection of bird houses, and a few crafts this party is simple and fun. http://www.karaspartyideas.com/2012/03/secret-garden-7th-birthday-party.html and http://thefastlanekids.blogspot.com/2012/03/anne-of-green-gables-tea-party-on-first.html
Fancy Nancy - The girls get glitter in their hair and sparkly stars on their cheeks. Then they each get their very own hot pink tutu and butterfly wings to wear and then off to the Kings crown. http://www.andbabiesmakefour.com/2010/01/happy-birthday-to-my-favorite-fancy.html
Jungle Book - I love the palm trees. She gives directions on how to make them yourself which makes this Jungle Book party a forest feel. You can also adapt those luau party decorations you have. http://www.greygreydesigns.com/2010/10/grants-jungle-book-2nd-birthday.html
Hunger Games - Fun party food like Cookies from Peeta’s Dad, Chocolate Rock Favor bags, goat cheese on bread, poisonous berry mini cake. http://www.confessionsofacookbookqueen.com/2012/03/hunger-games-party-food-ideas/
Winnie the Pooh - 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. http://www.lynleespetitecakes.com/2011/07/silly-old-bear.html
Bookworm – Celebrate your love for all books with this theme including 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. http://www.jatyourservice.com/2011/09/glitzy-bookworm-ette-birthday.html
Have you hosted or attended any parties based on favorite reads? Please share your own ideas and links below.