Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Book Swap Party

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stacked books
Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of attending my first ever Book Swap Party! It is exactly as it sounds- guests bring some books, pile them on a table, browse at their leisure (or not if you want to get your first choice picks, haha) and leave with a new assortment of reads (however many you brought is what you take home.) It was such a hit there is already talks of another Swap come January!
Aunt Cindy was hostess (with the mostess!) and I was on the decorating committee so I had a bunch of fun crafting. We found 100% of these decorations on Pinterest (I will link to the originals where applicable) but execution was all us. 

This rolled book pages wreath greeted guests at the door. I basically gutted a whole book that was rescued from the trash anyway, rolled and taped and then glued onto a cardboard wreath shape that I also cut out. The lovely bow was done by one of Cindy's friends.
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There was also a huge food spread but I'm awful at food photography so I didn't get any of those. There were four different sandwiches, two hot and two cold, all on croissants. A coffee "punch" which sounds weird but is sooooo good and a real citrus punch and three different desserts. Pasta salad, a cheese and crackers platter, strawberry cheese dip and almond stuffed dates wrapped in bacon rounded out the menu.
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Guests brought an array of books from all genres but there was a "no self-help books" notation. I think about 20+ people were able to attend and even more have stated they want in on the next one! I had so much fun, it was definitely a great way to round out summer. 
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Guests also got to take home a couple of bookmarks (one and two) and some treat bags (page envelope and book worms topper) filled with chocolate and sour gummi worms, respectively. 
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Once Upon a Time
And another reason to admire Cindy is for her sewing skills- she made four different sizes of these padded book carriers and had them for sale (and if you're interested in buying one, let me know!)
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Travel the World
I now have a huge stack of books to read (I swapped seven titles!) and I am happy as can be. I will also state none of my books were left over ;)  

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