The Ultimate Collection of Party School Book Club Ideas

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

After three years of book clubs for my kids, I’ve got you covered with ideas! Whether you want to host a book club or just add some fun to lunch time with your kids, you’ll find ideas below.

All of my party school book club are here so you can pick and choose the titles you want to use! All of the deas and inspiration are here in one place.

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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}

Food, fun, and ideas for a Green Ember 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}

Ideas to host a party school book club for Poppy by Avi.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}

Book Club ideas to turn your Anne of Green Gables discussion into party school!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}

Ideas to turn your Mysterious Benedict Society book club into a memorable, fun event!


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 party school includes ideas for invitations as well as crafts, games and food.



Love That Dog by Sharon Creech {Book Club}

Our Love that Dog book club was a huge hit! Find ideas for activities, food, and fun.


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. In addition, poetry is significant to the plot. You know that we wrote poetry as part of the fun at our book club meeting!

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


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

Our bookclub meeting for The Outsiders was full of memorable fun!


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 party school was definitely one of my favorite book clubs of all time.

This one has a classic movie you can watch after your discussion. We popped some popcorn and drank soda pop and enjoyed!


Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins {Book Club}

Our First Party School Book Club was Hunger Games themed for a discussion of Catching Fire. Click for ideas for food, decor and discussion.


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.


I will continue to update this list as our book club party school adventures continue.

In the meantime, my book club party school ideas are being published by Brave Writer. Book club party school ideas are included in the back of every Arrow and Boomerang Guide beginning with the 2017-2018 school year subscriptions.

You can also follow my Instagram account where you are sure to find lots of inspiration for book clubs as well as general homeschooling ideas.

Finally, I have a Pinterest Board for book club party school ideas where I pin ideas for the books we are reading. You can probably find some to use for your own book clubs or family fun!



All of my party school book club are here so you can pick and choose the titles you want to use! All of the deas and inspiration are here in one place.

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  • Reply Angela at

    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!

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