HMH Books for Young Readers sent me a copy to check out and is partnering with me for a giveaway!
Is your child a book lover?? If so, then a book themed birthday party may be right up your alley. Book themed birthday party themes allow your child to celebrate their love of reading and their favorite title with their friends and family. In celebration of the newest title in the Little Blue Truck series, Good Night, Little Blue Truck, we are sharing 5 of our favorite items to include in a fun party favor kit for guests to enjoy during the event, and beyond. AND, in celebration of this new title, we have partnered with HMH Books for Young Readers to give one lucky reader an amazing prize package including a collection of three titles from the Little Blue Truck series and a plush Little Blue Truck toy. Keep reading for our party favor kit ideas, and to enter to win!
Good Night, Little Blue Truck Pajama Party Kit Ideas
1. Copies of Good Night, Little Blue Truck
To introduce this bedtime story to party guests, be sure to have a few copies available for the kids to read. Or, if the party guests are younger, read a copy of the book to them during the party.
2. Cozy Socks
Every pajama party needs cozy socks or slippers. I loved the idea of including farm animal socks in each party favor kit for the kids to enjoy. They are super fun for the kids to wear during the party, and make a great, practical party favor. For the best value, search for collections of farm animal socks that you can divide among a number of party favor kits versus purchasing individually.
What child doesn’t love playing with a flashlight?? Include a mini flashlight in each party favor kit and get ready to play some fun party games. Reading books by flashlight is always a fun treat for kids. You can also experiment with shadow puppets on blank walls during the party. There are a few simple shadow puppet ideas included in the FREE activity booklet available at the end of this post.
4. Personalized Eye Mask
Party guests will get a kick out of their own personalized sleeping eye mask. Personalize white eye masks with either something fun like “Beep” to tie into the Good Night, Little Blue Truck theme. Or, if you have RSVPs, personalize each eye mask with the child’s name. We used solid iron-on vinyl and a cutting machine for our personalized eye masks.
5. Individual Snack Bags
Prepackaged snacks are a great item to include in each of the party favor kits. Individual bags of items such as popcorn or animal crackers make it easy for kids to enjoy a snack during the party. To personalize your Little Blue Truck party snacks, use printable labels and cellophane bags to package bulk snack foods.
We hope our simple ideas for creating pajama themed party favor kits offered inspiration for your Little Blue Truck birthday party!
Don’t forget to leave a comment below on this post to enter into the giveaway!!
ONE lucky reader will receive a prize package containing a collection of three titles from the Little Blue Truck series, including Good Night, Little Blue Truck and a plush Little Blue Truck. The contest is open through October 31, 2019. Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by HMH Books for Young Readers
AND, for more fun ideas for hosting your own pajama party, be sure to download the FREE activity booklet below:
GOOD NIGHT, LITTLE BLUE TRUCK
by Alice Schertle, illustrated by Jill McElmurry
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers
About Good Night, Little Blue Truck
Beep! Beep! Beep! It’s time for sleep. Say goodnight with Little Blue Truck and friends—a perfect bedtime read-aloud in this bestselling series! A storm is brewing and Little Blue Truck and his good friend Toad are hurrying home for bed. But who can sleep with all that racket? It’s not long before other friends show up seeking safety from the storm. Thunder and lightning sure can be scary, but it’s easy to be brave together. When the clouds roll on and the sky is clear, it’s all aboard for a bedtime ride! Beep! Beep! Shhh…
In Stores October 15th, 2019. Recommended for ages 4 – 8.