Just a few photos:
We’re really lucky in that the founder of the book group has a wonderfully large room in her house which was big enough, with some bringing in of garden tables, to seat 18 for lunch – so much nicer than going to a restaurant and much more convivial too.
It never occurred to me to measure how long it should be..
luckily I got it just right.
Angela, who’s incredibly creative, decorated all the paper napkins with flowers and ‘Book Club 10th Birthday’. She also did the little flower arrangements and scattered names of books we’ve read over the cloth. It all looked amazing.
I can’t help feeling this picture would be improved if there was something in the glass… Each place setting had a different book cover.
Angela made this too:
It’s the nine current members of the book group discussing The Help. I’m the one in yellow, I have to say that my hair isn’t quite that colour – I don’t have maroon streaks. I have a feeling that this model will be brought out again and again as it deserves to be.
We had cake and balloons too. It was a great party.
Wow, I love when book clubs go the extra mile! We never do except for when we read The Uncommon Reader about the queen, and someone went to the trouble to prepare a lovely high tea. That little sculpture in the last picture is fabulous!!!
The model is terrific isn’t it? Angela seems to come up with these wonderful ideas quite effortlessly, she doees the most amazing cards as well.
Sounds a lot of fun – good for you! Currently, I’m a member of a virtual writers’ group and we do quite well, but it’s not the same. However, our local library is starting to do readings – French and English – by local authors, which is rather exciting.
The party was terrific. Our local library consists of three books shelves and is open for two hours a month, but as we’re a commune of 147 people that’s not bad going really.
That’s brilliant! I adore the mini-reader centerpiece. Can’t get much cuter than that.
I hope it’s going to be preserved and brought out on important occasions.
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