Sometimes I can’t afford to buy new books, so I figured out How To Throw An Awesome Beach Reads Book Swap Party instead! When I have friends that love to read like I do, it makes it easy to get together and swap out books, have some snacks, chat about our favorite authors and then plan a book club for ones we all want to read. Nothing is better than trading your friends for new books to read while at the beach this summer!
How To Throw An Awesome Beach Reads Book Swap Party
Email, text, or message friends: Most of my friends are on Facebook so sending out a message is easy, but you can also email or text. If you want, you can send an invitation in the mail, but that’s extra money you might not have, so just ask them to come over instead. Make sure to find a time that is okay with parents though before you send out invitations.
Get some fun snacks together: Make some cookies, grab some chips, punch or soft drinks and have at least a few snacks on hand for your party. Your parents may be up for helping pay for these, or let you grab something out of the pantry. Usually they don’t mind if you aren’t having dozens of people over. I usually keep beach reads book swap parties to just a few friends. Maybe 5 or 6 of my best girlfriends.
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Go through your library to find books you are ready to swap: The most important part of your book swap party is to figure out which books you are done reading and willing to swap out while a friend reads. I suggest everyone bring as many books as the number of people coming. So if you have 5 friends come, then everyone should have 5 books to swap. That way everyone brings 5 and goes home with 5 books.
Make some fun bags for everyone to carry books home in: If you can, go to your local craft store or a dollar store and grab some blank simple canvas bags. At the dollar store you can get these for $1 each a lot of times. Then grab some paints, sequins or colorful embroidery thread to decorate them with. You can spend part of your party time together just having fun making a cool new bag to carry your books home in!
And this is how to throw an awesome beach reads book swap party! Some great friends, great books and great snacks will make it fun, awesome and something everyone wants to do over and over again.
Have you ever thrown a beach reads book swap party? Share your favorite tips below!