Book Themed Party

Book Themed Party: book page wreath, DIY mini book garland, book page table runner, and lots of fun vintage books and other pieces.
Book Themed Party: book page wreath, DIY mini book garland, book page table runner, and lots of fun vintage books and other pieces.

This year for our traditional Back To School dinner I thought it would be fun to do a book themed party.  This is perfect for back to school, but would also be great for any book themed party, book club meeting, book themed wedding decor.

book themed party

It was a lot of fun putting it all together with just a few fun DIY projects, and lots of fun vintage details.

I started out shopping my house and came up with lots of vintage treasures to incorporate.  I also did some crafting with some old books.

book themed table

Book Page Wreath

This fun book page wreath is one that I’ve had for awhile, but was perfect for our book theme.  To make it you cut out a piece of Bristol board into a large circle or use a wreath form for a base.  Next, use an old book from the thrift store to create some book page cones.  Secure them tougher with hot glue, and then attach them to the wreath form.  

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Mini Book Garland

I also made a mini book garland to hang over the table.  

book themed party

I made the covers from some black, brown, and grey card stock, and then added in some book pages, cut from an old book.  Once the mini books were made,  used a clothespin to attach them to some baker’s twine.

mini book garland

mini book garland party decorations

Book Page Table Runner

To create our table runner, I used more old books, and pulled out some pages.  It looks great using an assortment of different sizes of books, and different ages so that some are ore white and some are more yellowed for variation.

book themed party

I laid out the pages on the table in a runner shape and secured the end pieces to each other with some hot glue, to create the hang over the edge of the table.

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Vintage Books in Glass Cloches

Another fun idea for the table was to add some vintage books into some large glass cloches.  They make a fun centrepiece for the table, and draw attention to the beautiful vintage books.

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vintage books in cloche

Library Card Place Cards

I used some fun library cards as the place cards for the table.  These were such a fun library detail to the table.

library card place card

book themed table

Vintage Accessories

I used some of my favourite vintage pieces for our book themed party that add lots of interest to the set up.  Over on the side board I featured my vintage book card catalogue, picked up at an antique fair and a real favourite of mine.   On top of the catalogue some antique glasses, some one must have left them there after using them for reading.   I also included my old vintage type writer, another antique fair find.

vintage library card catalogue

vintage typewriter

This table was so fun to put together.  I love how it turned out with all the pretty vintage touches.  My girls enjoyed it for our traditional back to school dinner.  This year things look a little different for us with a delayed back to school start, and a mix of in-school and on-line instruction.  It’s been a hard decision for so many families on what to do for school this year.  I hope what ever you’ve decided for your family that you’re embracing it and jumping into a new season.  This year with things looking so different, it’s more important than ever to enjoy traditions to make us all feel a little bit more normal.  Our back to school dinner is one of our favourites.

book party

With a book themed party for back to school, life really is a party!

More Inspiration

You might also like our Back To School Dinner here with free Back To School Printables here.

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  1. This is one of the most creative and the cutest book themed party I have seen ! That tablescape runner detail is GORGEOUS !!! and all the other small details that really put together this entire look. Definitely one of my faves.

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