gallamore west: The Hunger Games Book Club

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Hunger Games Book Club

I loved being in Book Club- a super fun group of girls, mostly drama-free {wink... but seriously, that's impressive} who got together for YEARS for fun, laughter, and sometimes we actually read some books too :)

Here are some pictures from our The Hunger Games book club... I hosted this about two years ago, well before all of these coordinated "rustic" printables were floating around.  And yes, I realize that my version is WAY too fancy to represent what the Games were really like {as though they happened in real life!}, but I was going for a fun, pretty night for Book Club.  There was a reason that I chose purple as the main color, but I can't even remember it now... enjoy the pics!

I typed out a few quotes from the book 
like this one for the front door...

And this one that I put on a cute little frame stand at the beginning of the buffet-style food set-up...
This is one of my favorite ice-breaker games so get people mingling when they first walk in the door.  I've done this game a million times for baby showers, book club, MOMS Club parties, and it's a hit every time.  All you do is choose a category {like celebrity Moms or famous people from history, etc.} and put a label on each person's back when they come in the door.  They have to mingle and ask "yes or no" questions until they find out what their label says.  For this version, I chose books that we had read in our Book Club {proof that we actually did read!}


Another quote from the book, with a white rose just like President Snow left in Katniss' room...


I always display the book we read as part of the Book Club decor too {plus it's helpful if someone wants to refer back to anything during our meaningful discussions of the book :)}




I wanted to chose food to serve that all came from the story- like I said, it's been a couple of years since I read the books, but I do remember it being a challenge to come up with food ideas that were actually something that people would eat!  So, while our food for the night was a little random, everything we ate is represented in the book...

Our main dish was a Potato and Ham Hash like when the group was hiding out in the back of that store {seriously, I should've blogged about this when it was fresh in my mind because I know my description isn't great due to prego Mama memory!}...


The bread from the bakery...
 
There weren't actually delicious Peanut Butter cup cookies in the story, but I had just discovered a recipe that day that I couldn't resist so I made it work by working in the name of a character instead...























Nightlock~ Eat if you dare!  
I bought some really dark purple candy that 
I thought resembled Night Lock...


 
And was so excited to display it on this little stand with a bird {think Mocking Jay, another book in The Hunger Games series} that was actually supposed to be a jewelry holder from Forever 21 that I use as a candy dish instead... it's holding Easter candy right now.


 To drink, we had President Snow's Poison...

And the Apple Cider that was served at 
Annie and Finnick's Wedding...

And what's a party without a party favor?  
I made these little white chocolate roses 
{to represent the white rose President Snow left in 
Katniss' room} for the girls to take home.

 
So, who is going to the midnight showing tonight?  
Not this prego, tired mama, 
but eat some buttery popcorn for me if you are!

9 comments:

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

And out she comes! Look at that Book Club Party! Very Very Impressive my dear! Super cute ideas- love them all! Of course I am heading to see the movie- Sunday with my main squeeze Aaron! We are super excited!

Kimberly said...

This is so cute! All of my girlfriends and I read the books, this would be so fun! Thanks for sharing

Jen said...

Ah, SUCH good times! And so funny, the two things I remember most were the white roses (so awesome) and that jewelry holder! Did I ever tell you I went out and bought one after your party? I loved it that much. It sits on my dresser now and every time I see it, it reminds me of this night, and YOU!

karismith said...

Simeon has been non stop talking about the movie and trying to convince me to take him at midnight or at 3pm when school gets out on Friday!! He'll love this post!

Reannah @ {Shaped by Grace} said...

I love this party!!! Especially the white rose favors and the poison punch, :) Great job Laurie! I can't wait to see the movie too (but don't think I'll be someone in line at midnight either.) ;-) Have a great weekend! xoxo

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

wow! I love all the details in your party! Looks like it was a fun one :)

Ps.. make sure you link this up today!

Melanie said...

That was so fun! I miss you and your FANTASTIC book club parties:) I was seriously freaked out by the white rose, that part of the book was disturbing.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

This is so adorably cute. i'm actually planning my own Hunger Games party for May, so I can use all the ideas I can find. I actually created a new blog where I'd love to feature this party or any other book clubs parties you have: www.allgrownupparties.blogspot.com. Keep it in mind!

-lauren

Alexis said...

SO GREAT! My daughter is going to freak out when I show her this. I Loved the books and movie...what fabulous ideas, quotes are perfect.

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