Friday, June 26, 2015

A Midsummer Night's Dream : Literature Party

For my first literature party, I picked a piece that was surprisingly delightful to me: A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. It's obviously a party for the outdoors with a ton of directly repeatable thematic elements and characters. I used the following words as a guide to develop the book into a theme party.


Digital design with white metallic backer and two white rhinestone accents. Blue metallic envelopes with white calligraphy. Invite and calligraphy done by Lisa Langenhop Designs

The Menu :
A Midsummer Night's Dream takes place in the woods of Athens, so the meal was inspired byGreek food and natural dishes. View the menu on Pinterest.
  • Chicken Souvlakia via Lemons for Lulu (Yum! We cooked them on the grill and they were tender and tasty!)
  • Roasted Cauliflower and Mushroom Quinoa Salad via Closet Cooking  
  • Dilled Cucumber Salad via Our Lady of Second Helpings
  • Lemon and Olive Tapenade with pita chips and baguette chips via Spoon With Me
  • Champagne with white rock candy sticks
  • Lemon poppy seed cupcakes

Games : 
  • Quotations : I took 10 quotes from the book and rolled them into little scrolls. While eating dinner, each guest read a quote and the rest tried to guess which character spoke the line.
  • Laurel Wreaths : I made basic laurel wreaths out of lavender twigs (but you could use any long frond or wire). The ladies got to put wildflowers, sprigs, and baby's breath into their own laurel wreaths to wear for the evening.

Decorations : 
  • Colors : White and green with touches of purple 
  • Table top : White linens, garage sale lantern, reused glass jars, and white candles
  • Flowers : Everything (except the always inexpensive baby's breath) was cut from my yard : lavender, sage, oregano, evergreen fronds.

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