Last night I had my second adult event along with a few of my coworkers helping out. The event was originally planned by the person that I replaced, but we decided to keep it & play some fun games, give away prizes, have finger food, & just hang out. In total there was 8 other guests besides those of us hosting the event, which is a pretty good turn out for an adult only event.
We had simple table decorations that we made from upcycled books & some odds & ends here in the library. I also hung up some spring/summerish decorations that weren't too "LOVE" orientated.
We had finger foods that included pink lemonade, water, a veggie tray, cheese & crackers, & some amazing specialty cookies that I ordered from Safeway! I unfortunately didn't get a picture of the food table set up but I think we had a good little spread.
(The cookies were kinda like this but we had chocolate chunk & peanut butter cup jumbo cookies dipped in chocolate)
For games I came up with a BINGO game that featured bookish squares so people could go around & introduce themselves & if they found someone that fit that square they would write their name in. We gave away a few prizes after playing BINGO for who had the most BINGO's. For prizes we had Chrissy Teigen's new cookbook, a movie bag that had Passengers (DVD), a box of brownies, & a box of popcorn in it, & an outdoor bag with a National Park Pass, a water bottle, a flashlight, & a box of LUNA bars.
We also played a book character matching game. I wrote famous book characters on index cards with descriptions of who you are (in case they didn't recognize the character) & who you were supposed to look for. Then we walked around asking questions to try & find our matches.
Here were the matches I used:
Lou Clark & Will Traynor
Elizabeth Bennett & Mr. Darcy
Juliet & Romeo
Gilbert Blythe & Anne Shirley
Clary Fray & Jace Wayland
Tris Prior & Tobias Eaton
Claire Randall & Jamie Fraser
Buttercup & Westley
Rose Hathaway & Dimitri Belikov
Ron Weasley & Hermione Granger
Jay Gatsby & Daisy Buchanan
Peeta Mellark & Katniss Everdeen
Daenerys Targaryen & Khal Drogo
Bella Swan & Edward Cullen
Overall this was a really fun event that I'm hoping will lead to a small group of library comers that will attend future adult events. Some of the events that were discussed were game night & karaoke so we'll see what happens in the coming months!