Book Club Inspired by Bernadette

“Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” is a perfect book to bring on your spring break trip to Hawaii. It’s funny, it’s current, and it’s impossible to put down.

I host a sporadic book club with the intention of gathering my reading friends to pick their brains about what to add to my Kindle queue. Of course the wine and non-book talk is fun too.

I was inspired by Bernadette to throw a themed book club- something I’ve never done. There were so many great details in the book that I couldn’t resist bringing them to life.

Some of my favorite were: pots of mud with signs and funny quotes from the book, custom gnat labeled wine, take-out containers for the food, and of course no Seattle setting would be complete without rain.

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And last, but definitely not least… I hired a friend of mine to make an Antarctic dessert scape with edible ice flows (meringues) and penguins (chocolate truffles.) Not only was it about the cutest thing I have ever seen- the meringues were possibly the most delicious I have ever had and the penguins were divine.

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Boy Easter {Bucket}

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Boy Easter {Bucket}

There is no reason a little boy wouldn’t love a stuffed bunny as much as a girl, but my son loves these Beanie Boos. They are pretty irresistible with those big eyes!

Land of Nod Bucket; Melissa and Doug Pick-Up-Stix; Beanie Boo Elephant; Tattly Tattoos; Jelly Beans and Chevron Bags from cutetape.com; Hammond’s Caramel Marshmallow Egg

Girly Easter Basket

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Girly Easter Basket

I shouldn’t say Easter basket when I really mean, Easter bucket. I am forever trying to figure out how to store those cumbersome baskets for the 364 days in between Easter. This year I’m going practical and reusable.

Land of Nod Bucket; Jellycat Bunny; Urbanic Card; Essie Nail Polish; Jelly Beans in chevron printed bags; Paper-Source Bunny Lip Gloss; Hammond’s Chocolate Bunny