A Bookworm Tea Party
For your book club or bookish friends!
This tea party offers a delightful few hours with good friends, hearty food and great books which your guests bring! Imagine the conversation as each guest shares a little about their book. Find a creative way to exchange your books such as pulling them from a box, exchanging with the person across from you or a variation on the Christmas gift exchange game. Before you leave, plan another tea party to return the books and share your reading adventures!
Make or purchase invitations that look like books or are book themed. Ask your guests to bring a favorite book to temporarily exchange. Include a purchased or handmade bookplate for their convenience with instructions to complete & paste it in their book before arriving. The bookplate is a thoughtful way to ensure that your guest’s books eventually are returned.
Set an informal, comfortable tea table with big mugs instead of tea cups, cushions on the chairs, and placemats or tablerunners. Roll forks, spoons & knives in napkins and tie off with raffia or ribbon. To your napkin scrolls, attach a quote from a famous person on reading, books or tea.
Keep your centerpiece simple: a bowl of apples with greenery, a flowering potted plant, old books or your guest’s books artfully stacked.
Give a purchased or hand made bookmark. Click here for several bookmark ideas.
Traditional English Lunch Menu:
Pair a simple green salad with one or two of the following entrees:
Serve one of the following for dessert:
Serve a good all day tea such as English Breakfast with milk and sugar.
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