Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"The Night Circus" {by Erin Morgenstern} Book Club Ideas

"The Night Circus"
By: Erin Morgenstern
"The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. "
Please Enter...
Welcome, to Les Cirque des Rêves

"Bedtime Stories Tent."
The "Wishing Tree"
Don't forget to light your own candle and make a wish...
I could see Celia wearing this.
Inside our "tent" waiting to discuss The Night Circus!

The "Ice Garden"


We went with a B&W food theme with shocks of red here and there. We had gourmet hot dogs as the main course paired with all the delicious treats and appetizers you saw above!
Bethany & Libby

Everyone wore B&W with red accents to continue the MAGICAL feel of the evening

Kitch was our moderator for this magnificent book and I know how much put time and energy she put into making this one of our most memorable book clubs to date! 
*Bethany also did a LOT to help Kitch and I want to thank BOTH of them for all they did!

A few of the things we discussed were:
1. The author. We learned about Erin Morgenstern and where her inspiration for the book came from.
(Mostly from the "Sleep No More" by Punchdrunk Theater Company production.")
2. We discussed the non linear writing style.
3. The characters, their development and who are favorites were.
4. We talked about the many symbols and themes throughout the book such as Trees, time, color and opposites.
Lisa, Shalease and I were the big quiz winners this month!
Each winner received a notebook with a drawing of the wishing tree on the front, a copy of the night circus soundtrack and a box of delightful and tasty chocolate mice!
The delightful chocolate mice!
Here is the cover I made for the Night Circus soundtrack.
As we were leaving, we each received our own bag of oh so yummy caramel corn with a special ticket that entitles the holder unlimited admission to Le Cirque des Reves.


Karen said...

Another fabulous post! This is one of the most professional looking Book club blogs out there on the web. Any Author searching would be amazed at how much effort you and all the talented ladies expend each month to highlight their books. Thanks to Kelly, Kitch, & Bethany for bringing us "The Night Circus" experience and to everyone else who contributes each month to make our book club extra special!

Kellie H said...

I loved loved loved this book club. It was so fun being there with all you ladies. Kitch bravo for all the work you did. You are amazing. And thank you to Kelly and Bethany who also worked very hard putting this evening together. See you next week.
Love ya,

Orofino said...

this is the most incredible thing I've ever seen related to this marvelous book !
Wish you "rêveurs" all the best ! ! ! I could see myself in those pictures, wearing a black suit and a red scarf...

Bnx said...

This is so awesome and inspiring! It made me miss the circus so bad :) I think I'll make myself a mini wishing tree like yours. So lovely!

Vanessa said...

How beautiful!! Our book club is meeting tonight to discuss this great book! This is so inspiring. Love the chocolate mice!

Stephanie said...

As an author and a member of a book club, I LOVE THIS. I may be stealing a few of your wonderful ideas for our next meeting that I'm hosting. Great blog, and great photography. So glad I found it.

Unknown said...

Thank you for your kind words Stephanie!

MeghanParker said...

This is amazing! I am just finding your past, many years later. Can you expand upon the Big Quiz? Thank you for the great ideas!!!! :)