Celebrations at The Story Shop

What do we love almost as much as reading?


Celebrating!

 
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Celebrations at The Story Shop are whimsical, bookish, and so much fun. We celebrate everything - birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers, retirement parties, ladies’ tea, and so much more. We provide beautiful decorations, place settings, entertainment, and cleanup, so all you have to do is enjoy!

Kids’ Celebrations

Pin the rose on Belle

Pin the rose on Belle

 
Coloring and temporary tattoos

Coloring and temporary tattoos

 

Our children’s celebration packages cover a variety of ages and themes. We provide fun activities like “party name” name tags, pin-the-tail games, a scavenger hunt, temporary tattoos, and story time through the Narnia wardrobe. It’s the perfect place for your child’s celebration, no matter the occasion!

 
Naming ceremony

Naming ceremony

 
Peter Pan

Peter Pan

 

Adult Celebrations

 
Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

 
Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

 

Our adult packages are classy and versatile. In addition to the place settings, decor, and cleanup, we provide mini clipboards that hold several social games for the guests to fill out at their own pace. The setting is perfect for a sit-down affair or casual mingling.

 
Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

 
Woodland Fairy

Woodland Fairy

 

Here’s a sneak peek at some of our other lovely themes, as well as more details on how to book your celebration today. (We’ll even tell you how to get beautiful and theme-coordinated invitations from the geniuses at Gratuity Paper Co.!)

 
Woodland Fairy

Woodland Fairy

 
Harry Potter

Harry Potter

 
Construction Trucks

Construction Trucks

 
Unicorns

Unicorns

 
Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

 
Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit

 
Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

 
Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

There’s one more thing you should know before you book: we have partnered with Doyle Wallace Photography to offer a photography package for your party!

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The photos are sure to be elegant and fun, so you can take the celebration with you when you leave. To add a photography package to your celebration, simply click “Photographer” in the add-ons section when booking.

We hope The Story Shop inspires you to find something to celebrate (and come see us when you do)!

Mini-List: Gift Ideas from The Story Shop

The Story Shop is full of bookish gifts for all your holiday needs!

Here is a mini-list of items and book pairings we think are pretty great:

 
 
This  Under Water  book + these adorable sea-creature knee socks (Bonus: reverse the book to read  Under Earth !)

This Under Water book + these adorable sea-creature knee socks (Bonus: reverse the book to read Under Earth!)

 
 
 
Would You Rather Be a Princess or a Dragon?  + these colorful party crowns

Would You Rather Be a Princess or a Dragon? + these colorful party crowns

 
 
 
BabyLit’s precious  Moby-Dick  board book + this felt white whale ornament

BabyLit’s precious Moby-Dick board book + this felt white whale ornament

 
 
 
Time for Bed, Miyuki  + the Really Tiny Book Light (This works for any of our bedtime books - just pick a book and a book light in a cute pastel color!)

Time for Bed, Miyuki + the Really Tiny Book Light
(This works for any of our bedtime books - just pick a book and a book light in a cute pastel color!)

 
 
 
Curious George  onesie + library checkout card socks with grippies shaped like date stamps (We realize this one isn’t technically a book/item combo, but Evelyn’s outfit was on point, so we had to include it.)

Curious George onesie + library checkout card socks with grippies shaped like date stamps
(We realize this one isn’t technically a book/item combo, but Evelyn’s outfit was on point, so we had to include it.)

 
 

Stop by The Story Shop to pick up these great gifts, and many others!

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The Story Shop Subscription

Stumbling upon a package at your doorstep is a magical feeling. The only thing that could make it more magical? If that package was also a book.

Good news: book subscriptions from The Story Shop are now available — just in time for Christmas!

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The Story Shop Subscription is our fancy new mailing program that brings the magic of The Story Shop to your doorstep or mailbox. Receive one book per month for a customizable length of time. Whether it’s a picture book or a middle grade chapter book is up to you!

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More Details:

  • Receive a monthly subscription for a period of 1 month, 3 months,
    6 months, 9 months, or 1 year

  • Picture books recommended for ages 1-9

  • Middle grade books recommended for ages 8-12

  • Subscription will contain 1 recently-released book per month

  • Each subscription shipped out on the 15th of each month

  • Cost is $24.99 per month (shipping is included in this price)

  • Automatic recurring payments will be set up upon purchase of a
    several-month subscription

  • Billing will go through on the 10th of each month

  • Our first box will ship December 15th!

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Whether you need the perfect gift for your bookworm or you simply never want to run out of reading material, The Story Shop Subscription has you covered.

As always, happy reading!

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S.D. Smith at The Story Shop: UPDATE!

We have some great news about S.D. Smith’s upcoming author event with us: It’s now free!

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Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, we were able to waive the event fee. We are so grateful and excited!

There will now be just one event, still on October 2, beginning at 5:30 p.m. There will be a meet and greet followed by a signing.

Books will be available for purchase at the event while supplies last.

We do suggest that you purchase a copy from us in advance, so you can bring it to the signing. You can get it here:

To learn more about S.D. Smith and The Green Ember books, check out our previous blog post about this event (but note that the above information will apply instead):

If you haven’t read the series, checkout our party coordinator Lisa’s great review here:

As always, happy reading!

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S.D. Smith at The Story Shop

S.D. Smith, author of The Green Ember series, will be at The Story Shop on Tuesday, October 2. Keep reading for more details!

S. D. Smith lives with his wife and four kids in West Virginia, because it would be weird to live with someone else’s wife and four kids in West Virginia (or anywhere else, right?).

S. D. Smith lives with his wife and four kids in West Virginia, because it would be weird to live with someone else’s wife and four kids in West Virginia (or anywhere else, right?).

Summary from the publisher: 

The Green Ember is a new adventure with an old soul. #RABBITSWITHSWORDS

"A captivating story with sword-bearing rabbits, daring quests, and moments of poignant beauty, The Green Ember is a tale that will delight and inspire young readers to courage and creativity and would make a perfect book for a family to read aloud."

- Sarah Clarkson, author of Read for the Heart and Caught Up in a Story

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About The Green Ember

Heather and Picket are extraordinary rabbits with ordinary lives until calamitous events overtake them, spilling them into a cauldron of misadventures. They discover that their own story is bound up in the tumult threatening to overwhelm the wider world. 

Kings fall and kingdoms totter. Tyrants ascend and terrors threaten. Betrayal beckons, and loyalty is a broken road with peril around every bend. 

Where will Heather and Picket land? How will they make their stand?

 

We will have two separate ticketed events:

1. An intimate presentation, followed by a Q&A and book signing

2. A public book signing.

Click the descriptions below to register!

We can't wait to see you there! 

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