Books and a Movie Party

08.16.10

To savour the last nights of summer, I’m loving this amazing and thoughful outdoor movie party idea that Ashley Ann and family of Ashley Ann Photography hosted recently at their Oklahoma property.  Ashley Ann created this Book Party in honor of a sweet little boy named Samuel (son of Heather of Blessed Little Nest).  She simply asked guests to donate children’s books for the The Joyful Life Library, a library that was created to to make sure that all the children and their families have access to books during their stay at the hospital…and even a brand new book to take home.  All the books are donated to Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa, AZ in honour of Samuel. 

As a mom, Ashley knew how much the joy of reading to her kids.  Hospital stays are rough and the simple act of reading a new book can bring so much joy to a child and a parent. Ashley thought her boys could get really excited about having a party to collect books for children in the hospital. So that is what they did.

Along with the invitations each child received bookplates where they signed and then placed into the donated books.  Take a look at the before and after of the book gathering….

After the sunset and to go along with the theme Cat in the Hat was shown on a big homemade movie screen.

And whats a movie without popcorn? 

An absolutely amazing summer book and movie party and all for the best reasons.  Please stop by Ashley’s amazing blog to see more of this party and just to be amazed.  Her site is beautiful and her photography breathtaking.  Thanks Ashley!

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