Wednesday, 10 May 2017

TOP FIVE WEDNESDAY: Top five books to use as themes

(Top Five Wednesday was created by GingerReadsLainey. Find out more at the Goodreads group!)

Sometimes people use films or TV shows as themes for parties, but it's not often that books are used (unless it's Harry Potter related!). These five books would make brilliant themes for parties, and I'm tempted to organise some of them myself...

5) 'The Selection' by Kiera Cass
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I'm not suggesting you organise a party in which all of your friends compete for the same guy, but hosting a party with 'The Selection' as a theme is a great excuse for everyone to wear their fancy clothing. Everything is huge, poofy dresses and tuxedos, and everyone looks dapper as heck. 

4) 'Divergent' by Veronica Roth
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You start the night with a quiz which gets you sorted into a faction, then you compete in games against each other to see which team wins. This also works with Harry Potter houses, The Hunger Games districts, and probably thousands more... 

3) 'Red Rising' by Pierce Brown
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I don't want people to take this suggestion literally - don't start oppressing people at parties, that's rude! 
A 'Red Rising' theme could work if you were arranging a bigger party which had hired staff. Because the staff are the workers they can wear red, a bright and vibrant colour that makes it easy to seek them out if any problems arise. 
If this theme was used at a birthday party, the person being celebrated could be the only one wearing gold. 
The rest of the guests can choose which colour they feel they most relate to (I'd definitely be in purple, as I think of myself as a creative type!). 

2) 'Am I Normal Yet?' by Holly Bourne
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Make your own Spinster Club! Get a group of people together to talk about feminism. Bring along your favourite sexist news article from the previous week so that you can mock the uneducated journalist who wrote it, and the ridiculousness of the publication that would feature such an idiotic piece. Just be awesome. 

1) 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' by Jenny Han
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Has one of your friends recently had a bad break up? Know someone going through a divorce? Well, a 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before' themed party would be perfect for you!
Lara Jean writes letters to the boys she loves, but she never gives them over. It's a way of getting her feelings out on paper, and it makes it easier for her to deal with her emotions. Everyone at the party gets a piece of paper, a pen and an envelope, and once they've written and sealed their letters they all go into a fire. It's cathartic!

I hope you enjoyed this Top Five Wednesday! Do you think you're going to try to host any of the parties I've suggested?

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