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Showing posts with label The Hunger Games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Hunger Games. Show all posts

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!

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