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If you're like us, any excuse to celebrate with friends is a good one. Our new favorite party idea? Swap (and snack on) recipes from your favorite cookbook for a satiating spin on traditional book club meetings.
Cookbooks make fun book club fodder. Invite your friends to share their favorite cookbook and recipe at your next meeting. Desserts and finger foods are easiest to swap.
We couldn't help making this luscious tart for the book club party. The creamy Chambord-infused filling is surrounded by a rich cocoa crust and dusted with sea salt and pistachios.
Editor's Tip: Library checkout cards make cute recipe cards. You can find them online.
These luscious five-ingredient truffles combine dark chocolate and fresh orange zest for truly irresistible results. To save stress on party day, you can make the truffles up to a week in advance.
Keep guests mingling with a stash of snacks and drinks on your bar cart or side table. Let guests mix their own drinks, or have a batch of house cocktails prepped before the party.
Use a mixture of servingware, patterned linens, and colorful books to create a tablescape worthy of an eccentric author.
Editor's Tip: Tell guests to bring their recipes ready to serve. Offer to keep the oven warm for hot dishes.
Vibrant raddicchio cups set the stage for citrus-laced roasted vegetables and fresh blood orange slices in a restaurant-worthy salad. Save the salad prep for last; it's best when served immediately.
We snagged this simple wooden tray at a crafts store and lined the bottom with vintage cookbook pages. Paint the edge with a bright color for another easy upgrade.