Top 5 Wednesday: Books as Event Themes

This post is part of Top 5 Wednesday, created by Lainey , and now hosted by Sam from Thoughtsontomes, you can find the goodreads group, with all the weekly topics here.

May 10th: Books as Event Themes
— It’s party season, whether that is high school prom, weddings, or summer holiday events. What books would make a good party/event theme??

This weeks prompt was a lot of fun to think about. Unfortunately I am not much of a party person, so these will most likely remain theoretical.

1 – Grisha Trilogy/Six of Crows – by Leigh Bardugo

This world is so rich, and ever-expanding, that I think there are a lot of fun ideas that could translate well. The different divisions of Grisha magics could be incorporated for example, along with the masks and costumes worn as disguises in Ketterdam. There’s so much material to draw from, and the good news is that more is to come!

2 – Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts – by J.K. Rowling

I have a feeling this one will be on a lot of lists, and for good reason. The wizarding world has captured the imaginations of millions and the world is so expansive that there is plenty to draw on for putting together an event. Everyone knows what Hogwarts house they belong to, and who wouldn’t want to finally get their Hogwarts letter (a great invitation idea).


3 – Shades of Magic – by V.E. Schwab

In the second book especially, the descriptions of Red London in particular could be used to inspire a party. The masks worn by various characters would really add to the fun. You could go in the direction of the royal balls, or of the vibrant and interesting markets that the characters visit.


4 – Alice in Wonderland – by Lewis Carroll

This is another entry that I think will be on quite a few lists this week, but it’s a classic party theme for a reason. There is so much to draw from, tea party elements, playing cards, painted roses and much more. My works Christmas party had a similar theme the other year with acrobats and all sorts of amazing performances, it was fantastic.

Alices Adventures in Wonderland

5 – Dreadnought – by April Daniels

I’m picturing a costume party here, with people dressing as either a vigilante, a full cape, or maybe even a super-villain. A choose your own identity situation. I loved how the superhero elements of this story where set up and developed, and who hasn’t wished to be a super hero at one point or another.

What books would you turn into party/event themes? As always, I’d love to hear in the comments!

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