We celebrated our first baby turning FIVE yesterday with friends and family (tears, tears, tears)! She is so old! She loves to read so we decided on a book theme: chapter five/happily ever after/five is a fairytale- everything cheesy like that. 😉 My short teaching career left me with a few bins of books that were either half destroyed already or nothing worth keeping. I scoured our torn up books and pulled pages that had a pretty distinct color to make a wall of rainbow ombre book pages. Smith parties always gotta have a photo-booth. 🙂 On the mantle I made a banner using 8X10 photos from each of her birthday parties past. I glued them on a backdrop of book pages and jazzed them up by adding paper flowers and greenery from book pages. I used a foam board and hot glue to attach pages for the backdrop. I painted book pages with watercolor to make these flowers and hung them like a wreath around the chapter five letters. The food spread was all book-themed so I set the book out by each snack. I didn’t get great pictures of this but we did pigs in a blanket with The Three Little Pigs. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by a crockpot of meatballs, Fruits and veggies by The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and some crackers and cheese by a Henry and Mudge cracker story. For the cake we decided to do donuts to keep life simple and set them out by an adorable book called, Donut Chef. For entertainment, we had the kids create their own stories. I picked up some fun patterns of paper and stapled them into mini books with writing lines and set out markers, pencils, and crayons for all our little authors. Finally, we sent the kids off with a bag of sugar (book worms) to thank them for partying with us! 🙂It was a great day celebrating our special girl and we’re so thankful for sweet friends and family who surround her with so much love!