Top Ten Tuesday: Things I’d Have at My Bookish Party

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

charcuterie board filled with meat, cheese, and fresh vegetables. 1. Mainstream authors would be welcome, too, but I’d put a special focus on inviting indie authors so everyone could have the chance to discuss books they might never have otherwise heard of.

2. A dance floor and a DJ.

3. Charcuterie boards that have plenty of food and drink options for every diet out there.

4. A fog machine. See also: the dance floor and DJ.

5. A quiet room for people who need it for a moment to catch their breath or text someone.

6. Free t-shirts, mugs, tote bags, pens, and other swag with bookish quotes on them for anyone who wanted one.

7. An Instagram page where everyone can upload their photos of this event if they’re interested.

8. Reenactments of funny or memorable scenes from stories. They could be contests or done as people thought of something they wanted to share. I’d probably pick the scene in Harry Potter where he and Ron crashed a flying car into a Whomping Willow.

9. Mistletoe. Do you have to use it? Of course not! But everyone should have the option of getting a kiss in a fun way if their partner consents.

10.A bookish party app to help plan this event and make sure it runs smoothly. There would be an optional feature on it that would give partygoers a chance to give feedback on what they liked and what they’d hope to see done differently in the future.

Because I’d totally want to throw more of these parties in the future.

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67 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Things I’d Have at My Bookish Party

  1. Oh my, top hat all the way. I like the dance floor and fog machine.

  2. The Instagram page is a genius idea!!

  3. Reenactments could be a lot of fun!

  4. Omg yes, I was thinking if I had a bookish party I would have all the charcuterie boards πŸ˜‚ Yes to all the bookish swag as well–can never go wrong with that! Sounds like an awesome party πŸ˜‰

  5. Charcuterie and bookish swag! I love it!

  6. A charcuterie board sounds amazing and definitely a must have!

  7. Dance floor!! Yay! Sounds like a great time!

  8. I actually really love the idea of the instagram page!

  9. I love inviting indie authors, that’s who I would be chatting with the whole night! I also love the idea of its own Instagram page, genius!!

  10. I think every party needs a quiet room. This is my ideal,haha.

  11. This sounds like a party I would LOVE to attend!

  12. Agh I love the idea of a fog machine!

  13. Louise @ Foxes and Fairy Tales

    I love that you’ve given thought to before and after the party too!

  14. Free t-shirts, mugs, tote bags, pens… best loot bag ever! 😁
    Here’s my TTT list!

  15. So many great party ideas this week! I’m sure the swag at your party would be amazing!

  16. Great list! Reenactments would be so fun to watch – especially if some great cosplayers decide to come along.

  17. Bookish swag?? I’m there! πŸ˜‰ Great post!

  18. I’m always in need of a nice new pen. πŸ™‚

    Lauren @ Always Me

  19. Love the bookish app and all the swag!!

  20. This is a great list! I’m always really frustrated when I go anywhere like a party and there’s no designated quiet place, sometimes we all need a minute just to breathe!

  21. I love the idea of a fog machine! It would totally add a different vibe to a party!

  22. Lots of great ideas, Lydia. Lovely party.

    My TTT.

  23. Lovely idea. You’ve thought of everyone.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT earlier.

  24. Inviting indie authors is such a great idea! Could even have a designated area for “excerpt readings,” too. πŸ˜‰ Bless you for thinking of having a quiet room lol. I could see myself hanging there for most of the party. Although, the fog machine DOES sound like a lot of fun.

  25. Oh! You know how to throw a bookish party! I would have taken tons of pictures for my bookstagram!
    Priyanka @A Booklion’s Hideaway

  26. 6. Free t-shirts, mugs, tote bags, pens, and other swag with bookish quotes on them for anyone who wanted one.

    Ooh, and bookmarks?! I collect them (but only freebie ones!). Sounds like a great party! πŸ˜€

  27. Christine @ LifeWithAllTheBooks

    I love a good charcuterie board and I love bookish quotes so the swag would be awesome! Great list!

  28. Oh I love the fog machine and dance floor and bookish quotes swag. And definitely the charcuterie board too!

  29. Oh what I wouldn’t give for a quiet room at all parties (can we read there too?). That’s definitely a much needed thing. I am definitely not a party person in any sense of the word. I would absolutely adore the reenactments though! I probably wouldn’t actually DO one, but I’d love to see other people’s interpretations of different well-known scenes! I also love that you specifically plan for a feedback option!

    • Yes, you totally could read there! You could do anything you liked so long as that room remained a quiet refuge for everyone who needed it.

      And thank you for your kind words.

  30. This sounds like a great party and as an introvert, I love the idea of a quiet room. πŸ™‚

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