Once each person RSVP’d to the evite, I emailed them this attachment found here, and asked them to please print out the cards, cut them out and insert them inside their book covers with their name/number/address, to be sure the books all came back to their rightful owner. I printed a stack of them in heavy card stock and had them available in case anyone forgot.
I also used the cards as part of decorations, and sewed a little bunting to decorate the food area.
I served Sangria and a friend brought champagne. I also made this antipasto skewer platter.
This black bean and corn salsa was out of this world. I found the recipe on Pinterest and have made it several times since the book swap. It disappears every time in a matter of minutes. You can find the recipe here. However I substituted grape seed oil for vegetable oil.
Tanya made these AMAZING peanut butter and chocolate bars. When I say they were amazing, I mean I couldn’t STOP eating them. They were delicious. And how cute that she wrapped them in little book pages with twine!
Here’s a photo of the book table, I used little card stock printed out with categories to keep everything organized.
For little favors I had a table set up with book swap bags along with little bookmarks that I made for everyone.
There you have our little book swap party! It was really a lot of fun, and I think I may even open it up to any husbands next time that love to read. Aaron snuck a few of his books onto the table, and came away with one or two. He definitely thinks men should be invited next time so that he has more in the non-fiction, historical, section to browse through.