A book club is far more than just a casual gathering to discuss interest in a certain book; it is a social gathering. A book club is a chance for people to meet with likeminded individuals and enjoy some intelligent and insightful conversation from the comfort of a home environment. It is an opportunity to experience something new and open your mind to new possibilities. That is why hosting a book club is such a huge responsibility and you need to treat it as such. Here are a few tips to make sure you will be the most enviable hostess around, using items that can easily be found at any speciality homeware store.
Make a Book Club Invitation
Everyone loves to be involved in something exclusive, so make your members feel special by giving them their very own book club invitation. A great idea is to create the invitations in the form of a bookmark. This is not only a very big nod to the entire point of the club but they will also make cute little keepsakes and are bound to make everyone smile.
Add Some Book-Themed Decorations
If you really want to make your book club meeting something really special, then why not go all out and add some book-themed decorations for your living room. This is a great way to get everyone thinking about the book and also to get them excited about the content. If you have a specific idea that you want to discuss then plan your decorations around that and the environment will act as a fantastic conversation starter.
Provide Some Tasty Nourishment
No party is complete without food and drink and a book club meet is no different. Make sure your members feel welcome and at home by providing some tasty treats for them to dig into when they arrive. Again you can plan these treats around the book you’re reading. For example, if your current book is a romance set on the French Riviera then why not go for a wine and cheese theme, or if you are reading a dystopian fantasy set in the poverty-stricken Rio de Janeiro, then go for some small Brazilian themed nibbles. The possibilities really are endless.
Have a No Technology Zone
We are all permanently attached to our phones these days but sometimes it’s important to take a break from the digital world. Provide a bowl that your members can put their phones in on entry and enjoy your quiet and relaxing meeting.