Book Exchange Party by Reid Girls Handmade

book exchange party invite table decor

book exchange party invite table decor

If you’re the kind of person who has a hard time parting with books, you’ll love this idea spotted at Reid Girls Handmade: a book exchange party!

Naturally, all of the party elements are inspired by books – from the invites to the decor and even the favours. Guests received this charming invitation designed to look like library book card. Each guest brought a wrapped book and filled out a bookplate (which was included with the invitation) to write a note to the new owner of their book. Old book pages were used to create a garland and food labels featured quotes from famous novels and authors.

book exchange party table decor

Speaking of food, what does one serve at a book exchange party? Exactly the type of food that makes you want to curl up under a blanket with a good book: homemade soup and grilled cheese sandwiches!

book exchange party decor food soup sandwich

As a party favour, guests received handmade book journals and bookmarks made from pretty paper and scrapbooking materials, stuffed inside an appropriately named “book bag”.

book exchange party favour favor decor

Not only is this a party idea that works at any time of the year, it’s a great option for a “girlfriends” get together, an easy way to clean off your bookshelves and gain a new read all at the same time.

And if you are into books, you may wish to revisit the Book Club Party by Guest Blogger Jennifer Mitchell of Design Hole.

+ Book Exchange Party Instructions and Printables from Reid Girls Handmade
+ Photos: Reid Girls Handmade

  • Angela@spinachtiger
    May 1, 2011 at 21:39

    This is such a great idea. We have so many books and it’s a great excuse to have friends over.

    • Kim
      May 3, 2011 at 14:38

      Angela: You are right.

  • Louise Daoust
    May 3, 2011 at 09:18

    What a great idea! So much books… no place.

    • Kim
      May 3, 2011 at 14:37

      Louise, we also need to host one. My husband has so many books but the solution has improved since he switched to the Kindle.

  • noémie
    June 5, 2011 at 09:48

    Great idea, but why the wrapping?
    Seems like a waste of paper.