I have been on a party planning kick. With both my girls old enough to be a big help, I am enjoying throwing a party here and there! Still, I am apprehensive about party planning. I did not get that gene. I like to write, but three dimensional creations worry me. (And that’s putting it nicely).
So, I need all the help I can get to create a special yet not super pricey bash here and there. Enter, “Birthday in a Book: The Complete Party Planning Guide and Toolkit,” by Angie Morrissey.
Angie is one of those amazingly crafty, creative genius people, and through her book series, she is sharing her secrets as she walks the reader through the entire party planning process!
I got to review her ebooks on the Princess Tea Party and Mad Scientist Party this Summer.
I was thrilled to see these because my niece is almost to the tea party age and my nephew is a mad scientist and should be very impressed with his Aunt Heathers ideas for his next party.
Angie says that “Each book has everything you need to create a themed, on budget, kids birthday party. You can pick and choose which parts of the party theme you want to do based on your time and resources.” And I agree from what I see.
Features of the book series include:
- PRINTABLES included for invitations, party décor, costumes and more!
- DIY step-by-step instructions for crafts so you can recreate the party or use the ideas for other celebrations or events. (I just used a few of her Princess Tea Party recipes and ideas during another party I had for my daughter.)
- Tips and tricks and detailed illustrations that take the guesswork out of party planning.
- Budget friendly style and philosophy.
- Buy It directory so that the parties can easily be recreated.
There are 7 chapters in the Princess Tea Party Book, with around 62 pages of detailed directions. Truly detailed! Look at some of the beautiful things you can make:
You’ll see ideas for everything from invitations to party games, from table décor to full menus with recipes.
I especially like the tablescapes, costumes, printables and full recipes. And, if you do not want to make something, she offers online links and suggestions on where to buy that item. Another unique part of her book is her “little Helper” sections, where Angie mentions ways the kids can help with their party, making it so much more meaningful to them!
The Mad Scientist Party is hilarious!
This book follows a similar format and has tons of fun experiments, like Egg in a Bottle, Slime, and Erupting Volcano the kids can do while dressed up in their lab coats. Need security badges? Angie’s got them. Cool.
There are more themes coming up! I’m waiting with excitement to see her Owl Sleepover Party (we are SO doing that).
- Mad Scientist and Princess Tea Party – Available Everywhere eBooks Are Sold
- Superhero and Owl Sleepover – August 2013
- Over the Rainbow and Dinosaur Dig – September 2013
- Camping and Under the Sea – October 2013
* Paperback books of the entire series will be available at all major bookstores and are scheduled for release in spring 2014.