Here’s an example of a general quotation about books: “Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.” ~William Hazlitt
Using scissors, trim the computer paper with your quotations to fit a stand up photo frame, repurpose a frame you already own, just replace the photo you had in it after the party!
*The A, B, C’s Of Reading: For another thrifty idea with big impact: If you have some extra time, buy a box of dried Alphabet Pasta at a supermarket and fill small, decorative clear jars with lids with it.
Or, scatter some of the dried, Alphabet Pasta on the buffet table, not too much so that it’s messy, but just for more visual appeal. This looks especially great against a dark-colored table or black tablecloth for a black and white reading theme.
Alternatively, if you have a light-colored table or white tablecloth, buy a few, assorted large paper cardboard letters from a craft store or stationery shop, and decorate your buffet table with those.
If you are using a disposable tablecloth you can use a black or colored ink pad and rubber stamp alphabet letters (or use another book-related rubber stamp) directly on the tablecloth, allowing it to fully dry before placing it on your table. Ink pads and rubber stamps are available at craft stores, and there are many online stores that sell them too.
If you are a parent, you probably own those colorful magnet-backed plastic letters which are a popular children’s toy, these alphabet letters add thematic visual appeal to a table too.
Your Singles’ Book Night will be a bestseller and now your bibliophilistic buddies and perhaps a book-loving, potential beau will want to take a page from your book!
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NOTE: Quotation Source: “The State of Publishing: The Book Club Phenomena” By Katie Wu (2/8/2011) McSweeney’s