5 Ways to Have a Very Bookish New Year’s Eve
by Karen Green
If you have the pleasure of hosting the very last (and then first) party of the year, why not make it a bookish party? There are lots of ways to incorporate a literary theme into the celebration that will keep your guests entertained long past the ball-drop. From a party based on a classic book to a fête fit for a wordsmith, take a page out of our party-planning guide and go bookish when you ring in 2018. Happy New Year, and happy reading!
Party like Gatsby
A little party never killed nobody, right? Have a roaring (20s) good time with all the sparkle, pearls, feathers and bubbly you can pack into a room. Murder and heartbreak aside, Jay Gatsby certainly did know how to throw a rager.
Host a murder mystery dinner
Ok, it’s a little more subdued than a Great Gatsby party, but you’ll still have a killer time. Eat good food, drink good wine and try to figure out which one of your friends isn’t going to make it to midnight.
Have a New Year’s book exchange
A new year means 365 new opportunities to read a great book, and to recommend the books you’ve loved as well, so why not roll two great reasons to get together into one, and have your guests bring a book or two to exchange? No better party favor than a fabulous book to start reading while the hangover subsides.
Throw a by-the-book party
Go literal with your literary theme and make the books the center of attention! From the food to the decorations, mark the last chapter of 2017 with bookish style.
And then of course, there is our favorite way to have a very bookish new year’s …
Stay home by yourself with a glass of Prosecco and a great book!
How will you be celebrating New Year’s Eve? Let us know your plans (or the book you’ll be reading) in the comments!