Thursday, December 11, 2014

2014 Delicious Reads Book Club Retreat

Delicious Reads, book club

Welcome to our first annual Delicious Reads Retreat!

This retreat has been in the works since the very beginning of the year. I have been fussing over it and worrying about all the details for the whole year because I wanted to spoil my members and kick off the holiday season with a BANG!

{Swag Bags}
I envisioned from the beginning of planning that I wanted to give each of our members a Swag Bag of goodies to take home with them and that's just what I did.

We came up with this tote that looks like a piece of paper. One of our members sewed them all and we will post a DIY for them very soon which I will link to!

Thank you to all the companies that donated items to put in our swag bags!
CENTS OF STYLE for the darling colored stud earrings
RUBY BLOOM BOUTIQUE for the gold chain necklaces
THE BEST IN UTAH for the gift bags full of LOTS of fun surprises

I also want to thank the people who donated items for our raffle that went on all night long, awww yeah!

*THE BEYOUTY BUREAU for donating the awesome gift bag full of cosmetic goodies!
*UNFORGETTABLE JULES for the darling gold flamingo necklaces
*THE KINGS ENGLISH BOOKSHOP for donating a gift bag along with a $15 gift card
*PUREZA SALON & MEDI SPA for donating three gorgous Frankie Rose lipsticks and some   Kerastase hair product.
 DELICIOUS READS donated some Harney and Sons pumpkin spice tea (one of my favorites), some  library themed thank you cards, "Sense & Sensibility" book and a cute Jane Austin reading quote. {FREE PRINTABLE AT THE END OF THIS POST!}
*CLASSY COSMETICS for donating a coupon good for a 1 time makeup application.
*RUBY RIVER STEAKHOUSE for donating two $50.00 gift cards!
*PERSNICKETY PRINTS for the $25.00 gift certificate

AND a big Thank You to all of the Book Club Members who helped in getting donations!

Our newest book club member is sweet baby "Ryo" Summers son. He was in baby heaven being surrounded by so many women who wanted to hold and snuggle him!

 {Author Visit}
One of our favorite authors, Teri Harman, came up to our retreat to talk about her new book that we read for the month of October, "Black Moon"
See our review of Black Moon, our meeting details and photos with Teri HERE.

We had a delicious spread of food to devour (which we did no problem)

{Italian Soda Bar}
We had to have an Italian Soda Bar! If you're looking for Syrup check out the Holiday Syrup on Amazon: (2 Vanilla, Hazelnut, Peppermint, Gingerbread and Caramel) or you could go Traditional (with Caramel, French Vanilla, Vanilla, Raspberry, Peppermint and Hazelnut)

We brought a few decorations to celebrate "Black Moon" the 2nd Book in The Moonlight Trilogy but we kept it simple since we were not having a typical meeting.

But, you should check out the over the top book party we threw for Teri's first book BLOOD MOON if you'd like ideas and inspiration!


{Birthday Wishes}
One of our members and blog contributors ROBIN had her actual birthday at the retreat so we wanted to make sure we celebrated it with her. She is so dedicated and we love her for spending her special day with us!

{Photo Booth Shenanigans}
You can't have a girly get together without a photo booth!

Find these free printable word bubbles for your photo booth HERE

We stayed up photo boothing, painting our nails, listening to dance music, and talking about anything and everything until the wee hours of the night. We went to bed so late, like 4:00 am late, but we had to get some sleep because we had the important task of picking out our books for 2015 in the morning!
Oh and I am so excited for all the books we choose to read!
All in all I think we had a FABULOUS retreat that we will continue to do year after year!

To download just click on the image you prefer and save to your computer.
Each print was designed as a 5x7.

CREDIT**All photos were taken by the talented Summer Nicole Photography 
Thanks again to Teri Harman for coming to our retreat,we always love having you!



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