T5W: Books as Event Themes

It’s Wednesday! This means it’s time for Top 5 Wednesday, a weekly meme created by Lainey @ Ginger Reads Lainey and now hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes. You can check out and join the Goodreads group here

I don’t think I’ve been as excited to write a T5W post as I am now. This topic is seriously the best topic ever! I have sooo many ideas it’s going to be difficult to keep this list to only five picks. If you’re not sure what the topic means let me explain it further.

You know how when you’re having a birthday party or event of some sort and you sometimes pick a theme such as pirates or princesses? That’s what this means, only the theme for the party/event is a book! I could easily pick Harry Potter for this, but that wouldn’t be the most original post by any means so not Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings cause they’re too obvious (I’m also maxing out A Song of Ice and Fire).

5. Caraval by Stephanie Garber


Although I didn’t enjoy this book as much as other people, I can’t deny the fact that it’d be an amazing theme for a party or prom. The corset dresses would be a requirement for the girls and then the guys would wear those coats with the tails on them and top hats. Then the food would be things like cotton candy and caramel corn.



4. Splintered by A.G. Howard


This would basically be an Alice in Wonderland-themed birthday party or prom but much darker. The Wonderland in Splintered is a darker, more twisted version of the Lewis Carroll Wonderland and the attire would just be brightly colored old-timey dresses/corsets and and bright suits with tails on them (what are those called anyway? Tailcoats?) I’m not sure what the food would be but the decor would be whimsical with dark undertone colors.

3. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken


I was also not the biggest fan of this book, but this would be – again – corsets and pirate-themed attire. The music would be played from violins since the main character Etta plays the violin, and the decor would look like a pirate ship! I’m not sure about the food but maybe the drinks would be ‘rum’, or like some alcoholic rum (if that even exists).

2. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare


There are so many aesthetics for The Mortal Instruments it was so hard to pick just one! I went with this one for Sebastian cause I get shivers down my spine from it. I mean I bet many people have already had a Mortal Instruments-themed party, but I couldn’t exclude it. Especially with the TV show out, I bet people have watch parties all the time. Y’know, people with friends… Anyway everyone would dress in black (obviously) and then people would either draw on runes or be fancy and buy temporary tattoos. I don’t know what the food would be to be honest.

1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern


This is the one time my T5W choices are in order. The Night Circus is one of my favorite books ever and to have a circus themed birthday party inspired by The Night Circus would be a literal dream. Ahhhh I want it now! Corsets again, of course, and top hats and nicely tailored suits and all that wonderful stuff! I’d be Celia, of course, I’d just need a Marco. Maybe some day…

What did you think of my choices? Would you be excited if any of these themes were picked for an event or party you were to attend? Do you have any other books in mind that would make amazing party/event themes? Let me know!


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8 thoughts on “T5W: Books as Event Themes

    1. Haha hopefully you’ll enjoy them once you get around to reading them! I had so much fun looking up these aesthetics! I only wish I didn’t have to do school so that I could’ve made some of my own but ain’t nobody got time for that

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  1. I love this topic! I didn’t enjoy Caraval a lot but it would work very well for a themed party, and a dark whimsical Alice in Wonderland theme sounds amazing! I think a The Wrath & The Dawn themed party would be lovely as well, with Arabic clothing and magical lamps and all that. Or a Miss Peregrine’s themed party! That sounds great, everybody has to dress up peculiar and there’d be cake (because cake is the best obviously 😛 ).

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    1. I was thinking of adding Miss Peregrine’s to this list but it didn’t make the final cut. I haven’t read The Wrath & The Dawn but that sounds like it would be an awesome themed party!

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