Its that tasty time of year. And every holiday can include books!
A regular turkey and stuffing is fun, but there are always ways to make holiday dinners with family and friends more exciting. Below are some book themed dinner menu ideas for some an alternative Thanksgiving dinner parties.
- Harry Potter Dinner Party
From chocolate frogs to Honeydukes, JK Rowling has set up the perfect world to include many ideas for a dinner party. Start off the night with some tasty Boozy Butterbeer Punch and HP Exploding Bon Bons. Then eat some dinner. In the form of Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding. At pie time don’t forget some Fizzing Butterbeer Pie. Finally, take some of Mrs. Weasley’s Fudge to go and wash it down with a classic Polyjuice Potion.
- The Hobbit Dinner Party
If you haven’t read this amazing classic, Hobbit’s eat seven meals a day. We might not be able to eat that much, but we can try. Set up some Butter Rum Apple Crisp Tarts with Red Raspberry Jam in the front room as you mingle in the Hobbit hole. Then head on over to Middle Earth Aka you living room, for some Melton Mowbray Pork Pie and Cold chicken lettuce wraps. For dessert finish off your many Hobbit meals with Buttered Figgy Scones and your precious Honey Walnut Cake.
- Treasure Island
I think its safe to say we need some coconut cups at this party for proper festive reasons. Start off with some coconut water and Caribbean Rum Punch and a tasty Caribbean Salad. Start off an adventurous dinner with Jamaican Red Beans and Rice. Put this alongside some jerk chicken and chickpea curry, alongside some Aloo balls. Kraken rum Pirate Cake is always the best desert to fill a pirate’s belly after a danger filled day. It is also the best for a large group of family and friends.
- Sleepy Hollow
Sleepy Hollow is New York, which means all the apples, and all the pies. For the course appetizer, it’s only right to have some pastries, like Short Cakes. This should go alongside a good bowl of fruit, including preserved plums, peaches, and quinces. For the main course, some Broiled Shad and Smoked Beef are perfect entrees. A traditional Northeastern Thanksgiving and traditional Sleepy Hollow is only right with some pumpkin pie and tea-with milk, of course! After that there could always be some traditional dancing. But just make sure the horseman doesn’t show up to ruin the party.
- Queen of Hearts Tea Party
This needs to start with tea and biscuits, of course. Maybe some Heart shaped Tarts as well. Since this is a ROYAL party the dinner shall be beet & honeyed goat cheese crostini on a plate with a Cucumber Sandwich with Frenchy French Cream Cheese. Desert will be a royal one with apple butter cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and Pumpkin Spice Tarts. Make sure to dine alongside some mimosa and champagne, or OFF WITH YOUR HEAD!
- Winnie the Pooh’s Rabbit Garden
This Thanksgiving dinner will naturally have a LOT of honey involved. It is a good dinner party for a group with many kids. Cookies and milk? How about cookies with drizzled honey for an appetizer? Add in some PB&J Bear Shaped Sandwiches for pre dinner munching. And maybe a healthy tray of veggies for those vegetarians. Eat all the honey glazed turkey you want for dinner, just no rabbit or ham! For dessert, make sure to have some Pumpkin Flavored Pooh Cake and don’t; forget the carrot cake. Finally, take some Marshmallow Tiger Tails to go.
However you do Thanksgiving at your house, remember to spend it with people (and books!) who you love!