Child Birthday Party Idea

Unique Birthday Party Idea for Toddler

Books for You, the Guests or a Charity!

How it works

Guests do not bring a gift but instead purchase books at your party.

You choose who these books will be for.

  • Books for your child,
  • books for the guests themselves, or
  • books for a charity of your chioce.

In addition to books purchased, free books are earned based on the gross
total of the orders made. You get to choose what to do with the additional free books!

Why do a Book Birthday Bash?

A friend came to me with a dilemma one day. She had just returned from a birthday party attended by her 3 year old son.

She was overwhelmed at the extravagance of the party and all the gifts the toddler had received. She told me, “The whole class was invited! What will I do when it is time for his party? I would like to invite the whole class, but I honestly do NOT want all those gifts in my house! Toddlers don’t need all those gifts!”

That is where our child birthday party idea comes in. Have a Birthday Book Bash! We give you a choice to celebrate in different ways without loading up the house with too many toys!

How this child birthday party idea works:

We set up a unique website url for your party.

Each guest makes purchases through that url. (Purchases can be made at the party or ahead of time.)

This is a great toddler party idea because usually toddlers do not yet have a full library, so you, the parent, has the wonderful problem of choosing what books you should get for your toddler! Consider book titles for your toddler to grow into!

It’s Better to Give than Receive

There are two options where the birthday child will be giving more than receiving and your child should be at an age where he/she can understand this concept.

  • Build the Guests’ Library Party Option:Each guest purchases a book for themselves and the birthday party child receives free books based on the total sales.
  • Build a Library for Charity Party Option:Each guest purchases a book for a cause (classroom, organization etc.) and the free books may be donated to the same cause or go to the birthday child.

Suggestion for Invitation Wording:

“Abracadabra, hope you’ll appear! _________________ (child’s name) is turning _______ (age) this year! Bring a buck, buy a book, and leave the gifts at home!”

or

“Your child’s presence at the party will be the best gift of all. Please do not purchase a gift to bring. Should you wish to select a small gift, ___________ (birthday child’s name) has made a wish-list of Usborne Childrens books for you to pick from at the party.”

or

“Your child’s presence at the party will be the best gift of all. Please do not purchase a gift to bring. ___________ (birthday child’s name) is celebrating this year by sharing educational books with his/her friends. Instead of a gift, please allow ____________ (guest’s name) to make a purchase at the party for his/her own home library.”

or

“Your child’s presence at the party will be the best gift of all. Please do not purchase a gift to bring. ___________ (birthday child’s name) is celebrating this year by
helping __________ (organization name, classroom etc. – whomever your child wants to give books to) get educational Usborne Children’s books. Please allow ____________ (guest’s name) to make a purchase at the party for ____________ (organization name, classroom etc. – whomever your child wants to give books to).”

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who provides and sends the invitations? You do. As the host you will pick out your invitations from a store as you would any other party. Our suggested text can be printed on a slip of paper and inserted inside the invitations to explain this unique child birthday party idea.
  2. How do I know the children will like the titles?  Please use our online search system to browse and get a good idea of the books available. Use the advance search
    to search for toddler or tween age. You can put in the exact age and see what type of titles result. We have over 1,000 titles ranging from infant through adult and 80% of the books are geared for toddler through tween.
  3. How do the children choose their books? Guests will use the url we provide you to browse and choose books.
  4. How long will it take to receive the books? Books arrive 2-3 weeks after the child’s birthday party date.
  5. I chose the Build the Guests’ Library option. Will you be shipping the books to each guests house? No. We ship all books to you and you will need to sort and deliver to each birthday party guest.
  6. Who pays shipping and taxes? These are computed on each guest order form as in a typical sale in a store.
  7. Why is this child birthday party idea fun? You will be surprised by how enthusiastic a toddlers or tween is about our colorful unique high quality books! Also, if you choose the charity option, children love picking out books for a good cause. Their hardest decision will be what book to give!
  8. What about the cake? What about the games? What about Party Favors? Of course you need a cake and if you normally have games and party favors, you would still do all of this as well. We’re just helping with the gift aspect of the party.

Why do this child birthday party idea, the Book Birthday Bash?

In all our Child Birthday Party Idea options, the children do not bring gifts but instead a small amount of spending cash.

Birthday parties with a large attendance are very popular these days. When we lived in Texas, if you invited one tween in the class with an invitation, you had to invite the entire class of children! This can be a little overwhelming and makes one realize how affluent the world has really become (not to mention how affluent the school thinks we parents have become!).

In Mexico, I watched a child fly his homemade kite made from a paper plate, string, and a twisted plastic bag for the kite’s tail. I couldn’t help thinking about how happy he was with his one“toy”.

If you find that each birthday means “WORK!” or each birthday means finding space for new items and a trip to goodwill with the old, maybe it is time to try our child birthday party idea!

Are you ready to set up your party? Contact us using the form below:
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