It’s October 22nd. The air is full of the smells of roasting coffee and possibly unshowered readers. Your ears prickle at the scratchy sound of pages turning and the crinkle of snack food wrappers. Twitter feeds are being scrolled through fervently; instagram pictures snapped every new hour; and book after book cries as it’s mercilessly devoured by a hungry Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon participant voraciously gobbling their TBR stack.
That’s right, it’s October 22nd, and that means it’s time for another Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon! I’m running a mini-challenge for this hour: Plan A Bookish Party. I ran this mini-challenge in 2015 on my old blog, and it was a great success. So, let’s get started!
The Plan A Bookish Party Mini-Challenge
I love hosting themed parties. Every holiday, birthday, premiere or finale of a TV show, you can bet I’m putting out a themed spread. One year for my birthday, my friends and I had a Lord of the Rings marathon, where we watched all three extended editions in one (very long) sitting. I had water bottles labeled Ent Draught, toasted naan for Lembas bread, and served a chicken and dumpling stew for dinner, like what I imagined the hobbits might eat along the road! YUM.
Now, I extend a similar challenge to you. Choose a favorite book and plan a party around it. It doesn’t have to be a book you’ve read in this readathon. Either comment to this post, or make a blog post of your own and leave a link, with your answers to the following questions:
What book is your party themed around?
What food will you serve?
What’s your signature drink?
What games will you play?
What party favors will you send home with your guests?
For example, if I was to throw a Harry Potter themed party, snacks would include pretzel sticks dipped in chocolate and sprinkles for wands, jelly beans for Bertie Botts, and maybe jello in little plastic cauldrons for Potions experiments gone awry! The signature drink would be Butterbeer, of course, and for games we might try out some Quidditch, or I’d set up an obstacle course based on the Philosopher’s Stone’s protective spells! (I can get so detailed about this, you don’t even want to know — I have planned so many Harry Potter parties in my head.) As for favors, everyone goes home with parchment and quills and stuffed animal owls, so they can keep in touch!
Feel free to add more answers, too, like what the invitations will look like, or what music you’ll put on — if you make a blog post, add pictures of bookish parties!
A winner randomly selected in the Rafflecopter drawing will win a $10 Amazon.com giftcard!
The giveaway will be open until Midnight EST, and the winner will be randomly selected through Rafflecopter. All you have to do is leave your comment with your bookish party ideas and enter the Rafflecopter giveaway. Be sure to include your email address so you can be contacted if you win! If you’d like some extra entries for good luck, there are some options included!! Good luck to everyone, and I can’t wait to hear about your parties!!
Here are some more parties, for inspiration!
ALSO. INFORMATION! If you’re a writer looking to connect with other writers and share wee little glimpses of your writing life, consider joining WIP Wednesday, a weekly blogging link up for writers to gush over their WIPs! That link goes to all the upcoming themes. You should join up!