My friend, Kristen, and I have been following Melissa for a LONG time. One thing she has started at her home congregation is a book club. Ever since we had seen this, we wanted to do the same. This summer we were able to spend some great quality time with Melissa and were able to pick her brain about this. After this, we were convinced we HAD to do this!!! Thursday night was our first meeting and we were so excited! We asked everyone to bring their favorite book (or books) and favorite finger food to share for the night. We decorated using some of our favorite books on the tables . . .
For the food table, we used some of our favorite cookbooks as the centerpiece along with wicker vases filled with greenery.
As the ladies entered the room for the night, they were greeted by Bridget
who asked them to fill out a name tag putting their favorite book characters' name.
We had them mingle by filling out a form with the person's REAL name
along with their favorite book character and what book they were found in.
We enjoyed eating together and sharing our favorite characters.
After dinner, we shared some thoughts about being a
"Classic" Christian lady.
Kristen did a great job telling everyone about the club
and what we wanted to do with it.
To reveal the first book we are going to read, Kristen announced that
Jennifer won the "mingle" contest by correctly guessing
the most names and books correctly. As her prize, she won a copy of the book
we are going to read for December.
And what is it . . . .?
Kristen made these great bookmarks with the date of the next book club
as well as the book we are going to read and where you can find it.
Find our December selection here,
or enter for a chance to win it!
Leave a separate comment for each one . . .
1. Leave a comment saying you would like it.
2. Follow this blog
3. Follow this blog on facebook
4. Suggest a book that you would recommend for our book club to read
I will announce the winner of the book on Friday!!!!