Crafting / Love

Book Exchange Party

Guest Blog by Liz Luce
I had wanted to have party for quite a while, but I needed a little inspiration to get started. When I saw this sweet bird sitting on top of a pile of books I knew I had found it! The result: a book exchange party!

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My inspiration!

And, of course, my decorations for the party were all book-themed.

For the invites, I used a free library card template and sent them by email with following note:

This is NOT a fundraiser, but a “FUN-raiser”” as many of the parties I had been to recently were for either a political candidate, baby or wedding shower. The rest of the invitation read: “You are invited to a book exchange party. Please bring two books you want to exchange. Wrap one in newspaper and leave the other book unwrapped. Bring a dish to share at the potluck. I’ll provide wine and assorted beverages. Please call or email me so I know how much to have on hand. I truly hope you can come!”

Invitation Template
At the house, I set up two tables so folks could sit around and eat dinner. We talked about books and shared our favorites. Then the real fun began. I purposely invited old friends and new friends so not everyone knew each other. We all went around the room sharing who we are, if we were still working, something in the past that made us who we are today. What strong, interesting friends I have!

Afterwards, we all chose one wrapped and one unwrapped book. I handed out bookmarks that I made (using my inspirational bird and a quote from Gordon Hinckley) and wished each person a safe drive home.

A simple, fun and great party!

 

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