Reading along with the #BiggerBookClub? Re-invent the classic novel and great literary characters of Great Expectations by using these ideas to throw a fun, creative themed party.
First things first: Decorations
So you could go a number of directions with this- you could print out pictures of Miss Havisham and hang them up (might be kind of creepy) or you could get a map of England and isolate the places Pip travels and put them up. But, I think your best bet and the most creative is to get a bunch of clocks and stop them all at twenty to nine. Also, create a decaying feast somewhere and add some spider webs to really make your guests feel like they are in Satis House.
Don’t forget to dress the part
Dress up as a Victorian lady or gentleman. And if you really want to get into the spirit, dress up in a creepy wedding dress (this would be my choice- go big or go home right?).
You’ll need food of course!
When Pip steals from his sister to bring food to Magwitch, it is described as “beautiful round compact pork pie”. So what’s more perfect to make than pork pie? That’s right, nothing. I know it sounds gross but before you dismiss it, try it. Here’s the recipe.
What’s a party without music?
In the novel, Herbert gives pip the nickname of Handel who composed the piece “The Harmonious Blacksmith”. This song is obviously the best choice to have playing during the party. You can easily download the song or find it on YouTube.
Put all of these together and you’ll have the best Great Expectations party ever! Have fun!
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