Wednesday, May 10, 2017

[Top 5 Wednesday] Book Themed Parties

It's time for this week's Top Five Wednesday! This has been created by gingerreadslainey and it also has a Goodreads group. I am hoping to do these posts (or other weekly Wednesday posts) more often as long as I am interested in the current prompt! This week's prompt is about the books that would make a good themed party. I think prompts like these are really fun and creative, so I am happy to be able to sit down and half plan these hypothetical parties.

Harry Potter
This is an obvious one, because it works so well for so many different kind of parties. Whether it be a birthday, wedding, graduation, etc. Hogwarts letters could be passed out to the guests of a party. For food you could serve fun unique sweet (and savory) treats like butterbeer, chocolate frogs, Bertie Botts every flavor beans, sugar quills, and even normal food placed on a long table like the large feasts. You can divide the tables, sections of the rooms, whatever into Hogwarts houses. There could be a wand making station at a party or have the bachelor/bachelorette parties send off the bride and groom with wands raised. Harry Potter leaves so many options because you have seven books of information and eight movies worth of prompts and visuals to make it perfect.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 
I think a tea party would be so much for a party, no matter what age you are, but especially if it's Alice themed. Everyone could come dressed in big poofy dresses, you can serve tea and cookies, have playing cards scattered along the tables, maybe some people come dressed as the Mad Hatter or March Hare. It sounds cute, and fun.

When I was thinking LumberJanes, I mostly thought about how much fun it would be for camp counselors to try to get their campers to earn some of the really weird badges the girls win, or even go all out and have the counselors dress up as some of the crazy creatures the girls have to go against. You could do it as a party also.

Hamilton: The Musical 
I think a Hamilton party would be so much fun. The cake and decorations could be Hamilton themed, you could have a karaoke type station where people are showing off their rapping skills. People can come dressed as their favorite founding fathers (either how they looked in real life or how the actors portray them on the Broadway stage). 

The Mortal Instruments 
I think that for a big fan of the books (or move/tv show) it could be cool to have a themed Mortal Instruments party. From fake rune tattoos, dressing up as your favorite characters, rune cakes, fancy drinks from Pandemonium, etc. Decorating could be fun, having witchlight, steles, the Mortal Cup, maybe a "Gray Book" where guests can sign, etc.

Thanks for reading! 

What are some books you think would make awesome themed parties?