Thursday, October 24, 2013

"Blood Moon" {by Teri Harman} Book Club Ideas


Say hello to the kindest, sweetest, most wonderful witch in the West...
Author Teri Harman
(Photo credit for all pictures goes to Bethany Madison)
Isn't this cover gorgeous?! We couldn't have chosen a better book for our October book club!
If you are planning on hosting your own Blood Moon book club then you definitely need to request one of these awesome book club packages from Teri. Inside I found menu ideas, questions, moon information, signed book marks and more!
To request your own book club package then simply go
HERE 

FOOD & DECORATIONS:
So, no pressure or anything, but when the author of  the book we're reading COMES to our book club, I tend to want everything to be perfect and step things up an extra five notches!

With that being the case, I did the smart thing and recruited one of my book club members who's creativity and talents have no boundaries...I called the beautiful Bethany and I definitely made the right decision!!
(Bethany and Chanel)
Just take a gander at the Blood Moon inspired decorations and food table Bethany whipped together...
Blood Moon Book Club Menu




Blood Moon Book Club Decorations
I need to thank Robin for getting these stunning moon phase prints that we turned into vertical banners!

Blood Moon Book Club Decorations
Blood Moon Book Club Decorations
Blood Moon Book Club Decorations




Blood Moon Book Club Menu
Witch Water and
Bartholomew's spell that requires an owls heart and eyes in the cauldron to work its dark magic.


Here's the menu from our meeting
 I think this might have been one of our most decadent and delicious book club feasts to date!
Blood Moon Book Club Menu




Blood Moon Book Club Menu
We had Rowans Risotto, Earthy Root Vegetables, Simon's Salad & SOOOO much more!
Blood Moon Book Club Menu
True Coven Caramel Apples and Rose infused whipped cream with fresh fruit
Blood Moon Book Club Menu
Doussantz....drool....
(If you want to try a dossantz {cousin to the cronut} then check out their website for more info!)
Blood Moon Book Club Menu
Dreamy Lavender Shortbread Cookies, Dossantz and Blood Moon Cake Pops!!
Blood Moon Book Club Menu
Butterbeer!!
Blood Moon Book Club Menu
If you want your taste buds to try something AMAZING then you need to try BUTTERBEER. And YES, I'm talking about the butterbeer from Harry Potter and YES, it's a real thing, and YES, you need to try it.

I labeled ours "Bartholomew's Butterbeer" and let me tell you, Brittanie did a great job creating the most perfect frothy, buttery goodness! YUM!
(And doesn't it look perfect in Bethany's cauldron punchbowl?)
Click
HERE to download two different Butterbeer recipes if you want to make your mouth smile!
Blood Moon Book Club Menu
And look at these beauties that Angie made...food art right?
These delicate and scrumptious lavender flavored shortbread cookies not only looked dreamy but taste dreamy as well! I am in love with them!
You can find the recipe that Angie used HERE.



Now, if you like a good salad and I mean, a GOOOOOOOD salad, then you need to make this gourmet green salad that Karen made and whose recipe is ALWAYS requested when she makes it! You will crave it for days after you eat it, it's that tasty!
Download the secret recipe HERE!

Blood Moon Book Club Menu
Lastly, you HAVE to try Libby's Cinnamon Spiced Pepita's (pumpkin seeds) that are simply addictive!
The recipe is super simple and super delicious so what are you waiting for?
Download the recipe HERE.

Take a peek some of our resident witches...


Bethany, Teri and me

GAME, PRIZES & DISCUSSION:
Blood Moon Game
I ordered this RAD spell book as part of the "Best Dressed" prize and I almost didn't give it away because I loved it so much! Every good witch needs this book in her collection.
I found this awesome moonstone pendant and made it into a necklace as part of the "Monthly Moon Names" prize along with an entire box of moon pies!(The quiz printable can be found at the bottom of this post)
Here are a few of the items I put in Teri's thank you gift:
A mint moonstone necklace and earrings, a fun owl ring (I knew that Teri liked owls.)
A Moon Spells book, an essential for any witch, and of course, a moon pie!
WINNERS!
Libby won the moon name quiz and Brooke won the drawing for Best Dressed!
Teri is explaining her inspiration behind why she wrote Blood Moon and showing us photos of the creepy old school house that started it all. Read more about her inspiration HERE!
We were all totally engrossed learning about Teri and asking her question after question about the book AND her next book, "Black Moon," due to come out fall of 2014.
To read more about our Q&A with Teri and our discussion then go
HERE to read about our evening!
After our discussion, Teri was kind enough to sign everyone's books and take pictures.
Isn't her witch outfit perfect?! 
We want to give Teri a BIG THANK YOU for taking the time to come to Delicious Reads book club and making our evening forever memorable. 


PRINTABLES & FREEBIES!
If you are hosting your own Blood Moon book club meeting then you're in luck because I have TONS of great FREEBIES for you to use to make your evening extra witch-tacular! (See what I did there?)
Blood Moon Printables and Freebies
Chanel had this fabulous idea to recreate a moment out of the book by using several fresh herbs out of her garden along with a kosher salt pentagram. She filled several red goblets with different herbs and I created these labels to identify each of them.
Click
HERE to download the herb label set.

Blood Moon Book Club, Delicious Reads, Teri Harman, Blood Moon Book Review
{Click on quiz image to download it along with the answer key}
If you want to learn about why each month's moon has a different name then you can read about them HERE in this word document I made.

Blood Moon Printables
I made and used these eerie tags for the quiz and best dressed winners.
Download them HERE

Blood Moon Printables
Here are some blank food labels that you can use to create your own witch inspired menu with.
Download them
HERE

Don't forget to read the review from our fabulous evening with author Teri Harman HERE!

7 comments :

Author Robin King said...

I know the pictures are always fabulous, but this month's were particularly amazing! What a fun night with Teri, yummy food, and a great book to discuss.

Karen said...

Delicious Reads just keeps going over the top every month! Amazing pictures, food, décor, books and great company to share it all with. It's so nice of you Kelly to offer all the free printables, recipes & thoughts for those looking for great ideas. Fabulous evening!

Kelly said...

This meeting turned our so wonderful because it was a collaboration with so many of you fabulous book club members! Thank you to everyone who helped bring food, who helped in decorating and who helped me keep my sanity lol! I love every one of my Delicious Reads members!!

Teri Harman said...

Incredible pictures for an incredible night! So fun to see these. Thanks for sharing!

Kellie H said...

Love the post. Perfect as always. You do such a great job putting the feel of the night on delicious reads website. Magnificent.

Elizabeth said...

Over the top impressive!!

My anxious life said...

Love love it!!