My friend Sarah emailed me a few weeks ago asking for some brainstorming ideas for her son's upcoming first birthday party. She wanted to use Robert McCloskey's Time of Wonder as the inspiration for the party.
You'd think I would be the perfect person to ask for a book-inspired party, wouldn't you? But the truth is, I had never read the book! (I'm hiding my head in shame!)
She pretty much laughed at me when I told her, but since she's nice, she let me run out to the library, get a copy and then get back to her.
So, Juliet and I read it together and now have one more McCloskey book to add to our favorites. (We already love Blueberries for Sal and One Morning in Maine.
After doing my homework, I set to work trying to find some ideas she could use for a nautical-themed birthday party. Here are some good things I stumbled across:
Walnut boats--how cute are these? You can find the complete DIY instructions here. These make me want to have a boat party...
I also love all the images from this sweet nautical themed birthday party--especially the cardboard sailboat!
Do you have any ideas or links to share?