You may not know this but I host a book club in my neighborhood. We had an awesome Christmas book exchange on December 2. I wanted to blog about it in case anyone wants some fun ideas for their book club.
There was tons of food. Thank you Brit for modeling the food for us :)
- Pistachio Pudding
- Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Bread
- Heath Bar Fruit Dip
- Christmas Crack
- Baked Taquitos
- Cheese Ball and Crackers
- Lettuce Wraps
- Chicken Club Squares
- Soy Soaked Cream Cheese with Crackers
And it was so yummy. I’m really glad I didn’t eat dinner because I had seconds of everything.
Everyone brought their favorite book and we had a book exchange.
Here’s everyone before the gift exchange begins! (Sorry some of them are blurry!!)
We passed around presents using this rhyme.
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, Give your gift to someone to whom you’ve talked today.
Sleigh bells ring, ring, ring and ring into the night,Give your gift to the person who’s directly on your right.
Hark the herald angels singing from above, Give your gift to someone whose shirt or shoes you love.
The little drummer boy is drumming a song for two, Your gift will now go to the person furthest from you.
Rudolph the reindeer’s nose was very very red, To your left the present now goes, Santa’s elves said.
Santa Claus is coming faster than you know, Give it to anyone you want because now you’re a pro!
Joy to the world and all that good cheer, Give the gift to someone who’s wearing earrings in their ear.
Deck the halls with boughs, of holly red and green, Share your gift with someone whom you sit between.
Silent nights aren’t so silent when you have a kid, Pass your gift to someone to whom you already did.
Go tell it on a mountain that the game is so nearly done!, Toss your present to someone who looks like they’re having fun.
We wish you a merry christmas and want you to know this is the last, Give your final gift to someone you haven’t in the past.
Sometimes someone would end up with more than one gift from a line in the poem and then they would just give out more on the next line. Dayna ended up with a bunch once!
Each person opened the present they ended up with one at a time so we could hear why it was the favorite of the person who brought it. Here’s the stack of books opened.
I got a reading journal for everyone. I tried to make it look like a tree when they were all stacked.
Merry Christmas everyone!!
What are some things you love doing for you book club at Christmas time?