The idea of throwing book parties is a relatively new development that has grown out of the incredible popularity of the Harry Potter books. A book party is basically a party thrown by a group of parents or by a bookstore to encourage the kids to get excited about buying and reading a new book that’s coming out, such as one of the Harry Potter books. Usually the kids really like this because it’s new, fun and they get to stay up past midnight waiting for the earliest possible moment when they can pick up their new release.
You can also throw a book party at home and nothing says you guys have to stay up really late to do it. Lots of retailers let their customer’s pre-order books so they can come in on the day of the books’ release and just pick it up instead of waiting in line. When planning your book party ask all the parents who will be attending if they want to pitch in on a pre-order of the book you are waiting on and then on the day of your book party you can just elect one of parents to go to the bookstore to pick up the books for all the kids. In the meantime keep the kids entertained with games, food, and videos.
The key to decorating for a book party is to make use of the related themes. If this party is for a Harry Potter book, just by example, you can easily find lots of Harry Potter themed party supplies. There are paper plates, tablecloths, napkins, and wall murals, wall hangings, and balloons. You can even get props like wands and wizard and witch hats to place around the party area or have the kids dress up in, heck turn it into a costume party by having the kids come as their favorite characters.