Madeline's First Birthday: A Build-A-Library Party

Madeline is quite the book fanatic but she doesn't have a very large library of books to choose from. So we decided that a Build-a-Library Party would be the perfect theme for her first birthday.

I found a lot of great ideas on Pinterest and created a board for inspiration.

Menu Inspiration:
Hostess With the Mostess
What I Did Today

Did Someone Say Party? 

Here are some fun pictures from her big day!

For her birthday invites, I made an invite that looked like a library card using a template from Did Someone Say Party? and photoshop skillz. I also created a cute library card banner using the template with my favorite quotes about reading.

Maddie's guests set their wrapped gifts on a cute bookcase that we refurbished for her. Then as we unwrapped each book we set it on the bookshelf to display.

We had a very fun menu for the occasion! Madeline's aunts and grandmas helped by bringing treats for the dinner.
  • Peter Rabbit's Veggie Tray
  • If You Give a Moose a Muffin Muffins
  • Strega Nona's Pasta Salad (Grandma Holly)
  • If You Give A Mouse a Cookie Milk and Cookies
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar Fruit Salad (Grandma Birkeland)
  • Green Deviled Eggs (Aunt Katie)
  • Green Eggs and Ham Quiche (Aunt Bec)
  • Pinkalicious Pink Lemonade
  • The Giving Tree Apple Juice
  • Madeline's French Crepes (Daddy)

I created a board book for Madeline with pictures of our family. I printed them out and then cut them with an exacto knife and glued them onto an existing book. It was adorable and Maddie loves to point to her grandparents, mommy, daddy, and cousins.

Her family and friends were all so generous. She received cute clothes, toys, and a variety of beautiful books to add to her library. Her cousins loved helping her unwrap each gift.

Brett and I gave her a stroller for her doll. The look on her face when she saw it was priceless.

 Instead of doing the traditional cake and ice-cream we gave Madeline a muffin with whipped cream and berries.

It was a wonderful day! 
Happy Birthday sweet girl. We love you!