If books are a top hobby for your little one, try throwing them a storybook party where they can be their favorite characters.
Just recently, my 8-year-old son went to a book character party. The 9 kids (boys and girls) who attended were asked to come dressed as their favorite storybook characters. When all the guests arrived, they played a game of “20 Questions” to determine each guest’s literary personality. Some of the guests arrived dressed as Cinderella, Sleepy Beauty, Harry Potter, Curious George, just to name a few.
The children got to make book jackets depicting their favorite characters/stories out of journals purchased at the local store and covered with heavy-duty construction paper and stickers. These looked like their very own diaries/books!
The host took photos of each child, which were glued to the back covers of the books with a cute bio featuring interesting facts about each “author.” This way everything was so personal and left lasting impressions.
In addition, the host asked each child to bring one or two of their gently used books and they held a book exchange as part of the fun. Each child left with a custom handcrafted book and at least two books from the book exchange.
The party culminated with a musical parade featuring the storybook character followed by the birthday cake.