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.
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!
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”.
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@spinachtigerMay 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.
KimMay 3, 2011 at 14:38
Angela: You are right.
Louise DaoustMay 3, 2011 at 09:18
What a great idea! So much books… no place.
KimMay 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.
noémieJune 5, 2011 at 09:48
Great idea, but why the wrapping?
Seems like a waste of paper.