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Book club is one of my favorite things... the reading, the friends, and once a year, getting to host! I hit the jackpot this time and got to have our Christmas gathering. The book I chose was Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. It was quirky, suspenseful, interesting and unexpected. We give it two thumbs up.
I'm an old-fashioned person at heart and I still prefer to hold and read actual books. In this case it doubled as a centerpiece. I put the book on my Pottery Barn reindeer platter and added some bottle brush trees and fake snow.
I did my best to make the table festive and fun. I found the pink flocked trees at Walmart and could not resist.
I added in an Asian-style salad to have something green and fresh.
The lady who took my order was a little alarmed at how many crab cheese wontons I asked for. You can never have enough! Ha!
Dessert was easy too - I picked up this little red velvet cake at Target. It was the perfect size for our group to enjoy with coffee after dinner.
We did a secret Santa exchange and I used DrawNames.com to make it simple and keep it secret. Everyone got lovely gifts and it was a blast to watch them be opened. My sweet friend gave me these darling Kate Spade popcorn bowls for our movie nights. I just love them!
The friendships and laughter are the best part of book club and I loved getting to entertain these precious friends at Christmas. I can't wait to see where our reading adventures will take us in 2018!