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How to Host a Book Club Party

Whether you’re tackling Tolstoy, analyzing Austen or working your way down the best-seller lists, great food is a book club essential. Serve up hearty hors d’oeuvres, good wine and a literary-inspired dessert or two, then let the conversation run wild.

Book Club

Raise a Glass

Book club is an occasion, so start bubbly and festive. You can find excellent, inexpensive prosecco that everyone will love at most wine shops. Then, crack a medium-bodied white, such as a mineral-y sauvignon blanc or viognier. For red, it’s hard to go wrong with a soft, easy-drinking pinot noir or sangiovese. Check here for some fun book-club-inspired pairing ideas. Consider a selection of black and herbal teas with dessert.

Eat, Read, Love

Depending on the size of your group and the time allotted for book talk, your club can enjoy this easy-to-eat yet sophisticated menu as a casual sit-down dinner to set the scene for serious literary discussion, or buffet style for an informal couch-bound chat.

Menu Ideas

Organic tomatoes, goat cheese and fresh thyme are the signature flavors of a classic Italian appetizer.
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Looking for a 30-minute appetizer recipe? Then check out these wraps baked with sausages and Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls – perfect for any party.
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Assorted wild mushrooms lend an earthy, rustic flavor to appetizer pizza.
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These pretty shell-shaped cookies are just right for your next tea or coffee party. They get an extra boost of orange flavor from grated orange peel.
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Treat your guests with these mouth-watering cream cheese cake candies made using Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® devil's food cake mix – a refrigerated dessert.
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