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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

June: Party It Up!

Sara Zarr gave us great suggestions on how to celebrate, Sweethearts style. So take notes and throw your own book club bash!

Invite: Heart-shaped cards if snail mail, pictures of cookie hearts, or heart-themed Evite

Food: Frosted heart cookies, NECCO sweetheart conversation candies, and French fries with fry sauce (a Utah specialty Jenna mentions - mix mayo and ketchup about 50/50 - yum!)

D├ęcor: More hearts. T-shirts that say, "I survived childhood and all I got was this lousy T-shirt." Toy rings to honor the ring that Cameron leaves in Jennifer's lunch box.

Movies: Slumdog Millionaire (main character forges bond with girl through childhood, and devotes his life to finding her). Also, the TV show My So-Called Life was all about this teen girl shedding an old identity and looking for a new one, but people and things from her past self keep intruding on her efforts to be different.

And, may I just add the BEST. CLIP. EVER. from My So-Called Life? If you're unfamiliar, prepare to swoon:


Little Willow said...

When the advanced copies were circulated, they included little boxes of pink heart-shaped candies - and the boxes matched theh book cover. Genius.

Melissa Walker said...

ooh, fun! i love candy with books.

holly cupala said...

Heart-shaped cookies, yes!

I went through a burgundy long bob period (not having ever seen My So Called Life), and when I went to LA all these people thought I was Claire Danes. I had no idea who she was at the time! :)

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