I held my first Book Exchange Party this afternoon for my best girlfriends, and it was a raging success! As summer approaches, I needed to stock up on pool/beach books and decided to throw a party where we could all exchange. It turned out to be a fun afternoon and we all came away with some new treasures. Best of all, we didn't spend a dime.
Guests received this email via Evite:
I pulled some mini-cupcakes out of the freezer and topped with fresh cream cheese frosting:
I had extra frosting and made little shots of the good stuff on individual spoons:
I slaved over this yummy Lemon Punch:
Country Time Lemonade mix and sliced lemons...shhhhh....
I printed up some cute raffle tickets for guests to fill out when they arrived:
A hand made book mark was the prize:
After guests donated books, they were given a ticket to redeem for new choices:
Look at the bounty!!! We included magazines for the busy moms who aren't up for reading a whole book yet:
My guests browsed:
It was a success and everyone is already looking forward to the next exchange. It was my easiest party yet. Happy reading!