LITERARILY DRUNK

While many may judge us book folk for being nerdy and reclusive, they couldn’t be farther from the truth. Being book smart only guarantees one thing, a wicked wild imagination! And this is a great creating party theme idea! Give your mates an opportunity to get their creative juices flowing in this literary themed, party palooza. Costumes have to be a clever mix of literary legends and alcoholic awesomeness, such as Tequila Mockingbird, One Flew Over the Cosmo’s Nest, Franken Stein, The Taming of the Screwdriver, Olive or Twist, A Cocktail of Two Cities and Bridget Jones’s Daiquiri. You can even make it a competition and see who can guess the majority of the bookish puns. It’s the thinking man’s Mardi Gras, and things are going to get wild!

LITERARILY DRUNK

PARTY THEME IDEAS AND PLANNING TIPS:

SUITABLE FOR:

Housewarming, graduation party, 30th birthday and up.

PARTY FOOD IDEAS:

Let your guests snack on any literary inspired canapés. You can have some Mad Hatter cakes and scones, some glitzy devilled eggs and stuffed mushrooms for the Great Gatsby (or should we say, Great Gatsbeer) feel, and of course you’ll need some blue soup from Bridget Jones’s’ Daiquiri.

DRINK & COCKTAIL IDEAS:

Get everyone to bring whatever’s needed to mix their pun-derful costume theme. You’ll have plenty of cocktails and drinks to go around!

PARTY DECORATIONS:

Keep it “novel” (excuse the pun). Books, books and more books will help set the literary tone. How about printing out some giant pages to get your guests into the word zone?

COSTUME IDEAS:

Have a look at your bookshelf and come up with the best book/booze you can think of. If you’re really struggling, we’ll give you some more ideas: The Last of the Mojitos (a bit of cultural appropriation may be required for that costume), Harry Potter and the Pilsner of Azkaban… or you could just dress up as Hemingway and drink Absinthe all night.

PARTY PLAYLIST:

There plenty movies that have been adapted from books with wonderful musical scores. Why not compile a playlist of some of them? Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, The Great Gatsby, Last of the Mohicans, all have iconic soundtracks that would make excellent mood music for your fiesta.