The Ultimate Collection of Book Club Celebrations for Kids

Want to take your average book club discussion and add some memorable flair?

Toss in some themed food, fun decor, and crazy games. Everyone is sure to have a book club experience they’ll remember.

After three years of book clubs for my kids, I’ve got you covered with ideas!

Celebrate a book and throw a party that everyone will remember.

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Take a few ideas that you would like to implement and leave the rest. Better yet, add your own fun ideas to mine and create a whole new experience.

The Green Ember by SD Smith {Book Club}

This book club was based on the book, The Green Ember by SD Smith.

There are ideas you can incorporate into the sequel, Ember Falls, or the prequel, Black Star of Kingston.

Fight enemy birds, play Star Seek, and munch on rabbit food while discussing this epic adventure.

Poppy by Avi {Book Club}

One of our family’s favorite book series of all time is the Tales from Dimwood Forest series by Avi.

Our book club was centered on the second book in the series, Poppy, and then we read the first book, Ragweed. I do suggest doing them in that order or the first chapter of Poppy is pretty devastating.

Our book club meeting included a discussion of the Hero’s Journey, delicious mouse food, and an earring craft.

Our book club was for a group of girls, but you could grab the food and fun ideas for a group of boys and make a few changes to the craft.

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery {Book Club}

Celebrate Anne of Green Gables with a tea party themed book club for kids.

While our meeting couldn’t relocate to Prince Edward Island, we did have a wonderful tea party while discussing Anne of Green Gables.

At the center of our table were pink roses, after all, Anne herself declares, “After all, the only real roses are pink ones. They are the flowers of love and faith.”

Sip raspberry cordial while enjoying your discussion at a delightful tea party themed around Anne’s adventures.

Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart {Book Club}

Boost your brain power and take a crash course on codes with this book club party school experience.

Our Mysterious Benedict Society book club was a memorable time of learning and laughter. We filled Kate’s red bucket and ate yummy brain food!

This book club celebration includes ideas for invitations as well as crafts, games, and food.

Love That Dog by Sharon Creech {Book Club}

I simply adored the book, Love that Dog by Sharon Creech, and we had a fantastic time at our book club.

This entire book is written in free verse poetry format and poetry is significant to the plot. As a result, reading and writing poetry was part of the fun at our book club meeting!

We also created dog collar bookmarks, ate puppy chow, and read well-known poems.

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton {Book Club}

We came dressed in costume as a Soc or a Greaser and we smoked candy cigarettes.

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton is a high school classic and I don’t think we’ll forget the time we spent discussing it anytime soon. This book club celebration was definitely one of my favorite book clubs of all time.

This book was turned into a classic movie that you can watch after your discussion. We popped some popcorn and drank soda pop and enjoyed!

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins {Book Club}

Catching Fire Book club with kids.

None of our book clubs have been quite as immersive for me as the one where “Mom dressed up as Effie”. My kids still talk about this stunt two years later.

I spent the entire evening talking to my tributes in the voice of Effie Trinket from The Hunger Games. We had a blast.

Catching Fire was such a fun book club party school and I suspect you could adapt our ideas for any of the Hunger Games books in the trilogy.

Enjoy your book club celebration!

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Mary is a writer and mother to four kids ranging from elementary to high school.

She believes that creativity, laughter, and fun are the backbone for engaging and inspiring homeschools. You can find her encouragement and tips on this blog, Mary Hanna Wilson.

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3 thoughts on “The Ultimate Collection of Book Club Celebrations for Kids”

  1. A few months ago I started a bookclub for my girls aged 9 & 11 years. It has ten girls aged 9-13 year olds. We’ve had three so far- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; A little Princess and Charlotte’s Web. Your ideas look amazing and super fun. I can’t wait to use some of them!

  2. Hello. Thank you for your great website! I am planning to run a book club for girls in 5th and 6th grade this year and am considering using the B Writer Arrow Guides. I don’t have any experience with using them yet. All four-five girls in my book club are already doing separate language arts programs at home, so they don’t need any additional teaching on writing, grammar, etc. We plan to read a book a month. Do you think that the Arrow guides are worth purchasing if I’m simply using them for discussion questions and party ideas?

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