Books are loved by people of all ages, and they make a great theme for a variety of events. Baby showers can be decorated with stacks of children's books and wreaths made from recycled pages. Similarly, a child's birthday party can be centered around her favorite literary character or book, complete with a chocolate dirt cake and gummy book worms. Older kids can also focus their birthday parties on their favorite novels or the latest book craze about wizards, vampires or other teen-friendly characters. Of course, if you have a passion for a particular work, there's nothing wrong with throwing an adult-focused literary party of your own (even if it's also about teen wizards or sparkling vampires).