Everyone loves books and they can inspire so many different types of events. Baby showers are popular with guests bringing their favorite storybook for the new baby. Decorations inspired by nursery rhymes and classics. Book inspired decorations give weddings a vintage look as well as a sense of relaxation and leisure. Birthday parties and book club events are also great opportunities to use pages, bookmarks and library inspired imagery. Here are some ideas for your inner bookworm…
Handmade bookmarks by Design Come True.
Vintage dictionary paper lines the envelopes and library card pockets were made to hold the old fashioned “checkout card” which acts as the invitation! All handmade by Design Come True.
Vintage, shabby chic velvet and jeweled bookmarks by Andrea Singarella
Karissa Winkel of Pretty Handsome Paper covered these books, which were also the favors for this wedding event. They also did double duty as escort cards as the binding indicates the guest and the bookmark, the table number.
Your favorite book becomes a favor that your guests can actually use! Wrapped in brown paper, tied with string and a library check-out card. This idea from The Knot.
Simple, easy and original! Card catalog for escort cards. Photo by Chloe Murdoch.
Miniature books as seating cards. Idea by Martha Stewarts team.
Elegant escort card table with books! Source unknown.
Tiny miniature books delicately hang from this sweet garland. Idea by Martha Stewart’s team.
A handwritten ceremony backdrop with poems that were read by the mothers during the ceremony. Photography by Tammy Horton.
Family photos mounted inside favorite books are much more original than the standard picture frame display! Idea from the Knot.
Old books make for great table displays. This one covered in brown paper has a printed table number written in a vintage style font. Source unknown.
Carefully cut out table numbers from the pages of a book. By Honey and Poppies.
Brown paper wrapped books with subjects stamped on binding. Tied with a red grosgrain ribbon. Photo by Whitney Smith
More vintage books with painted on table numbers. This display by Luella’s Boudoir.
Beautiful calligraphy style paper wraps this stack of books by Peacock Park.
Arrow and Apple decoupaged these jars with book pages and set candles inside.
Books containing live plants by Gartenkultur!
Don’t forget dessert! Once Upon a Time banner for a sweets table by Oh Sugar Events.