Book Club Party Food

book jackets, cheese table and homemade chips with rosemary

Being in a book club is a great way to exchange ideas and mingle with people. Each club sets its own formula for organizing the meeting. Instead of a dinner, moms may prefer to meet in the middle of the afternoon. Many clubs meets at a restaurant but I prefer the formula where you meet at someone’s home.

If this is the case, I gathered snack ideas that will position your afternoon party as the place to be.

+ Serving cheese requires no cooking. For a wedding, a family set up this charming country-style table in the backyard. Tarps became linens; you can use any canvas. The chalkboards are a do-it-yourself project. It is made with balsa and chalkboard paint. You insert the chalkboards into wooden blocks that you cut yourself. Via Style Me Pretty

snacks for a book club party :: prosciutto on bread sticks :: ice cream and popcorn

+ A simple appetizer that is easy to eat is prosciutto on a bread stick. From the same wedding celebrations on  Style Me Pretty

+ Get a recipe to make your own chips. Sara Kate gave us her Homemade Potato Chips with Rosemary recipe. Via The Kitchn

+ Kraft paper book jackets made wonderful party favors. You can do it yourself. Otherwise, have a draw to win one of Book City Jackets’ Bookshelf set. You can select between fiction, non-fiction and favorite. $9 USD at Book City Jackets

+ Who could resist a scoop of Saturn Peach and Pistachio Nougat Ice Cream? I suggest you make more nougat to serve as candy. Via Cannelle et Vanille

+ Customized popcorn boxes adds a sense of style to a crowd pleaser. Try Michael Smith’s olive oil popcorn recipe. Via Kenzie Kate

  • michaelgssr
    August 24, 2009 at 13:23

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  • Dawn
    September 20, 2009 at 23:30

    What clever ideas! A million thanks for posting this. I’m hosting my book club’s meeting this month. The prosciutto on a bread stick looks especially delicious and easy to create.


    • At Home with Kim Vallee
      September 21, 2009 at 02:43

      Dawn: I am curious to know how it went and what you did. If you can keep me posted after your meeting, I would be delighted.

  • Kelley
    September 25, 2009 at 15:07

    Hi! I am hosting our bookclub this month and its a social/event month. I figured since it was October , it could be a halloween theme…we carved pumkins last year so I wanted it to be different. Any ideas? I am stuck!!

  • Karen
    January 8, 2013 at 18:42

    Am hosting our 9th anniversary (6 of 9 are originals) in April. Any suggestions for something special. I believe we will be reading Whistling in the Dark,