A Jane Austen Birthday Party

We had a pleasant party yesterday, at least we found it so... Jane Austen to Fanny Knight Chawton, November 18, 1814
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A Jane Austen Birthday Party!Jane Austen's birthday (December 16, 1775) will soon be here and the lovely ladies at Dear Lillie have prepared some absolutely delightful ideas for an Austen inspired birthday party. Whether you are celebrating Jane's own birthday, meeting together with your book group friends, or simply celebrating for yourself, the ideas here are sure to inspire you! Dear Lillie offers a tutorial for the banner and the mini books, and will soon be selling both cardstock and vinyl silhouette cutouts in their shop: www.dearlillie.com.
*** This past winter Jamie suggested that we have a Jane Austen themed book party this summer while the girls and I were up in New Hampshire. We also planned on having a tiny little party to celebrate Jamie's 25th birthday. Well, it turned out that trying to do projects for two parties in the midst of everything else this summer was completely impossible so instead we decided to combine the two and have Jamie's little birthday party with a Jane Austen/book theme.
We all are a bit strange in our family and as much as we love to make things and decorate for a party we don't necessarily like to have an actual party. I am guessing most people are the opposite and like to go to or host parties but don't enjoy all of the preparation. So, for the party we had a ton of fun decorating for it but just had us girls and our mom for it.  By using things Jamie already had we were able to spend only the tiniest amount on this whole party. I think all we bought for it were the candles on the cake, some thin black satin ribbon for the banner, the white meringue cookies and some cardstock. Unless I am forgetting something I think we spent less than $15 for the whole party! We even saved on flowers by just picking some Queen Anne's Lace from the field.
Dear LillieJennifer Holmes lives in Williamsburg, VA with her husband and their two little girls. Her blog covers a wide array of things from new Dear Lillie products, giveaways, home decorating and bits and pieces from their day to day life.