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Monday, April 20, 2009

April: Impulse Party!

Throw an Impulse book party with these great suggestions from featured author Ellen Hopkins, who'll be LIVE! here on Wednesday night at 9pm EST/6pm PST! (The magazine-word poem? Inspired.)

Invite: Text-message blast. MySpace bulletin. Facebook event invite.

Food: Veggie platter; crackers and cheese; popcorn

D├ęcor: Scatter words cut from magazines or newspapers in the center of the tables. Find words signifying hope, despair, perfection, stress, depression, mania, etc. Use for craft (below). Also votive candles in glass bowls, signifying hope.

Movies: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; King of California; A Beautiful Mind

Craft: Use words cut from magazines to create poems. Glue them on construction paper.


Shelly B said...

What a cool idea!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Totally great ideas, Ellen. Thanks!

Melissa Walker said...

I used to cut up magazines all the time, but I never really used the WORDS. Totally doing this soon.

Iryna said...

I really like the magazine poem idea too. This would look great on my bulletin board!

Llehn said...

Will there be nachos?


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