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Alice in Wonderland Book Celebration Club!

This past year, inspired by the BraveWriter idea of  "Party School"  I started a Book Celebration group with a few local homeschool families. Every other month we read a book and come together to celebrate it! It's a book club with a festive flair, and so far, the kids are having a blast!

So, I thought I would blog our parties for anyone who would like to read, you know, like the grandparents.

Our first Book Celebration was in September for Alice in Wonderland. We met at a local park to have our very own Mad Hatter's Tea Party! 


We started with a introductions and an icebreaker. Make the Cheshire Cat Smile was a winner!

One person was the Queen of Hearts and tried to get anyone at the party to smile, proving that they were, in fact, the Cheshire Cat! The Queen could do anything to make them smile EXCEPT touch them!

When the Queen revealed the Cheshire Cat, we crowned a new Queen and began again!

This was a fun way to get everyone laughing and comfortable with each other.

We continued with a fun bookmark craft (which I failed to take a picture of!) and book discussion. We run these two portions at the same time during our book club. Since we allow younger siblings to come as well, we divide the group into a younger and older group and they swap stations. This has really seemed to work for our group.

Next the children were invited to join us for our tea and snack, but first they had to find their invitation! I had hidden these tiny teapots around the park and they had to find the teapots as their entrance to the tea! This was a lot of fun to watch!

Once they found their teapot and were admitted to the finely set table, they enjoyed tea and juice along with fruit and Eat Me cupcakes! Several mamas pitched in to help with the snack and they did such a great job!



Before they left, several of the kids also played croquet!
We didn't have any flamingos or hedgehogs, but they sure used their imaginations! One little girl squealed with glee everytime she "whacked a hedgehog"!

We had a blast and I can't wait to celebrate more books with these fun kiddos!

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