My pick for book club this month was The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I LOVED this book! And by loved, I mean I obsessed about it, thought about it and just completely fell in love with the story, the atmosphere and everything about this book!
We usually just meet for dinner and discussion but this book gave me so many creative ideas and I decided to put together some small goodie bags for our book club meeting.
I included a CD, a bookmark, caramel popcorn and a “fortune teller” (ps. free printables at the bottom of this post!)
For the CD, I found this post by the author Erin Morgenstern about the soundtrack she envisioned for the book and made CDs with the songs she listed.
Here is the song list:
A Seated Night by Moby
Prelude & Rooftops by Bernard Herrmann
Aria by Delerium
White Winter Hymnal by Fleet Foxes
Favorite Cities by Azure Ray
Cataracts by Andre Bird
All I Need by Radiohead
Behold! The Night Mare by Smashing Pumpkins
Sister Janet by Tori Amos
Lonely Ghosts by O+S
Signs by Bloc Party
Cosmic Love by Florence & the Machine
The Trapeze Swinger by Iron & Wine
I made the bookmarks by finding some awesome Night Circus artwork and using my favorite quote from the book:
“Stories have changed… There are no more battles between good and evil, no monsters to slay, no maidens in need of rescue. Most maidens are perfectly capable of rescuing themselves in my experience, at least the ones worth something, in any case”.
For the front of the bags I used this graphic from Luis Beltran:
It reminded me of the quote from the book:
“The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.”
but instead chose to write these words from the book:
“Opens at Midnight. Closes at Dawn”
Just going back through this reignites my desire to have a midnight dinner party! Or, I am not big on theme weddings but I think a Night Circus themed reception would be absolutely stunning!!!
If you haven’t read this amazing book yet, I highly recommend it!
Here are some free prinables if you are having your own Night Circus party or just want them for yourself. 😉 Just click on the link for the pdf.
Bookmarks and Fortune Teller:
CD Covers and Label: