We’ve tried to throw bookish parties a few times, but the plans always fell through. Fortunately, this week’s topic is things we’d have at our bookish party, so we can revisit our literary party plans. Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for another great Top Ten Tuesday!
- Bring Your Own Book
We’ve only played this game when it’s just the two of us, but we think it would be great for a party of avid readers. Players provide their own book, using quotes from their books to answer various prompts.
- Harry-Potter-inspired snacks
There are plenty of recipes online, and the Harry Potter world has some of the best fictitious delicacies. Making them would be almost as fun as eating them.
- Dramatic readings
Everyone could pick out a favorite scene, which we could use to get into character and read dramatically.
- Writing Prompts
We’d try to bring the inner author out of our guests with a few simple writing prompts.
- Typewriters for haikus
There would have to be a few typewriters around, of course. We’d encourage our guests to try them out and write a few haikus.
- Book Swap Table
We all have books to spare. A small book swap table by the door could encourage everyone to leave a few and take a few home.
- Character costumes
Everyone can come dressed as their favorite character from a beloved book.
- Themed drinks
We’d have cocktails and mocktails named after some of our favorite books and authors.
- Book and bookmark party favors
Everyone would go home with a book and a specially selected bookmark.
- Make your own bookmark station
This would be another fun activity for people to do and it would give them another souvenir to take home.