Dear readers, did you know that it was my birthday recently? On May 2 I turned 25, so let’s throw me a pretend birthday party!
It’s tough thinking of 10 different bookish things to have at my birthday party, but I have a few ideas in mind that you might like.
1 – My Favourite Authors
So I’m going to be selfish and invite my favourite authors to my birthday. Assuming they all say yes, because why wouldn’t they, I would invite Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan (yes he’s going to zoom call into the party from wherever he is resting) and Samantha Shannon (She’s currently my #3 fav atm).
Because they’re all lovely people, they’ll do a little bit of signing, but mostly they’ll just hang out and chit chat with everyone.
2 – Some Book Characters
This will probably be the hardest thing on my bookish birthday checklist to get a hold of, because it involves some magic, but I am going to assume that we can find someone with the ability to make book characters come to life, even for a few minutes.
If that is possible, I want to have a station where people can “request” a certain character, and they’ll have the chance to take a picture or other PG-13 things.
Who would you want to bring to life from a book, even just for a picture with them?
3 – House Elves
Since it’s my party and I love to eat, we are going to need a lot of food. Why pay for that food, when I an have a few dozen house elves make food just appear in front of us whenever we want?
4 – In a bookstore
Where better to have a bookish birthday party, then in a book store? I don’t have one specifically in mind, but any bookstore will do. Here are some that might work.
5 – Free Book for Everyone
At the end of the night, once everyone has grown tired of the best party of their lives, they’ll get to take home one book of their choice for free.
6 – Discussion Circles
When you have a bunch of book lovers in one room, the best thing you can do is give them a chance to gush over their favourite books. So, to keep my party guests happy, I’ll have comfy chairs ready, set up in circles, for readers to chit chat about life or whatever books they’re currently reading.
7 – Coded Invitations
I think it would be really cool, if I created a coded invitation for people to come to my party. People will get an invitation on their doorstep, and you’d need to use famous books to find certain letters or answer certain riddles in order to find out the time and date of the party.
8 – Reading Area with Comfy Chairs and Couches
Like the discussion areas, I’d have chairs and couches set up in quiet zones for people to read. There will be a warm beverage station, but otherwise it will be a quiet zone for people to just enjoy whatever books they want to read.
9 – Make Your Own Bookquote Shirt Station
Simple idea. People will be able to put one of their favourite book quotes onto a plain white t-shirt and take it home to wear. Maybe with a photo station for some selfies too!
10 – All the Book Lovers I can Find
Obviously I can’t have this party on my own, so I need to invite all my bookish friends that I’ve made since becoming a book blogger. Everyone is invited, and bring as many book lovers as you can carry!