Top 5 Wednesday – Books As Event Themes

Welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday! If you don’t know what top 5 Wednesdays are you can check out the Goodreads group page here – they have topics for each Wednesday where you pick 5 books relating to that topic. This week’s topic is books as event themes. Now I may have gotten the wrong idea about that but to me its an event theme such as “come as your favourite Twilight character”, so that’s what I’m going with here.

*Must not pick Harry Potter*

*Must not pick Harry Potter*

*Must not pick Harry Potter*

5. Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneWell I had to put it! Harry Potter would make the perfect theme!

Everyone comes dressed in robes, you give out the invitations as if they were Hogwarts acceptance letters. Once there guests get sorted into a house. From then on they can only eat and drink things from their house e.g. Green coloured drinks if you’re in Slytherin.

From then there’s quests that houses compete in and whoever gets the most points at the end wins the house cup (aka a bottle of vodka or something!)

4. One Of Us Is Lying

One of Us Is Lying

Something a little different here.  So you have a small gathering of 5 people (because who has more than 5 friends right?). Everyone gets a post-it with the name of one of the 5 characters on in the book. Then just like in the book one of the characters dies. From then the remaining players have to figure out who killed them.

Every so often a piece of information gets released (e.g. there was a post due to go up about one of the characters or this character had an argument with the deceased the day before they died).

Whoever gets the right answer and why then they win the game! You can mix it up if you don’t want to stick to the book though, just in case someone has read the book and already knows the ending. Put your own twist on it!

3. Twilight

Twilight (Twilight, #1)No I don’t mean people turn up covered in glitter. I mean everything is vampire related…drinks that look like blood, vampire related food.

And if you wanted add a bit of fun into it one person could be a human and the vampires have to try and determine who the human is before the human can expose them to the outside world (for example if they haven’t been found by midnight then the vampires will be exposed).




2. Alice In Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

I’m thinking dainty little cupcakes with labels that say eat me, drinks with tags that say drink me, everyone dressed up as something crazy!

It could be a cute little dinner party with tea! Everyone speaking in riddles, having to move around the table every so often. Strange animals who can talk and just the whole event making no sense whatsoever!

Really confuse your guests!


1. The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

If you’re throwing a massive dinner party or just have 24 friends to spare then throw your own Hunger Games!

It starts off with them in the Capitol (aka them having food which is the real reason you decided to throw this party). Then you set them off in your house, they have to “kill” the other tributes and be the only one left standing. Obviously they don’t actually kill your other friends (although it would be a brilliant way to condense your friends to save on gifts at christmas). Instead they put like a red post-it on them which signifies them as dead. The last person standing is the winner!

So there are my top 5 books that would make good event themes. I think some of these would be really cool (if only I had 24 friends!). They sound like a lot of fun if you’re planning an event any time soon and want it book related!

What do you think? Would you do any of these? What book events would you do? Let me know in the comments!

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