Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Live, Laugh, Love to Read Books...A Sweet 16th

I'm proudly sharing with you the details on a very sweet 16th birthday,  for my oldest daughter who just LOVES books.  The party was created and inspired by her favorite books and book series.  Mixing dark and light colors was a lovely challenge. I tried to incorporate the sweets and treats she enjoys the most into the dessert table.  I'm grateful to her wonderful friends that helped keep it a secret and at the end we had a lovely surprise celebration!

 I found this precious birthday banner at a local gift shop,  Bradley's
and it called my attention,  the writing on top and the Scrabble looking letter tiles that spell Happy Birthday!  The beautiful beige and black butterfly fabric is from Hobby Lobby.

The cutest little books are from LCCakes !!

I handmade this banner, that she now proudly shows off in her room,  and also made the Cake Pops to match one of her favorite series, The Bride Quartet by Nora Roberts .  The small butterflies on the Cake Pops are made in edible wafer rice paper by Sweet Deja Vu .

These beautiful cookies were made by Lori's Place custom made.  Lori saw the book cover and it inspired her to make the design for us!  

The gift table was inspired by the book The Giving Tree ( a must read if you ask me! )  by Shel Silverstain.  Another one of Tiana's favorites by Silverstain is Where The Sidewalk Ends.  

 I made Twilight Apple Cake Pops

Her own cupcake!!  ( 16 already, ouch!! )  The cupcakes wrappers I bought at Sweet Treats Party  with a $50 shopping spree I won, hosted by Eat Drink Pretty  !!

...more wrappers

Got books?

Don't forget to check out last year's big celebration and Tiana's QuinceaƱero  Blue Dreams and Butterflies Sweet 15!


  1. love the dessert table, some lovely little details. i share the same passion with party planning/styling :)
    Pop by and say hi x

  2. This is so adorable! I'm a big book reader and LOVE me some Twilight. Great job.