Book club brings together what many of us would say are our two favorite things – books and food! Often, part of the goal of offering a snack at book club is to have the kids try something that they might never have tried before – but, that’s not always the case.
Savvy is one of those exceptions where something more commonplace is simply too good to pass up. While some of the students may never have tried a Pop-Tart or beef jerky, and those might be fun to offer, Savvy book club is all about the birthday cake!
Mibs describes her “perfect” 13th birthday cake as having pink and yellow icing. I imagine it with frosting flowers and lots of swirly icing. The cake I brought to book club wasn’t perfect, but it did have pink and yellow icing. I have to admit I purchased the frosting flowers, but I think Mibs would have liked it anyway.
Want another option? How about banana cream pie? Served at the Emerald Truck Stop, this may be something some of the kids haven’t tried before. But, watch out for pie fights (or start one)!
This might be a good place to talk about providing supplies and food for your book club. I have a fabulous purple and pink donation box sitting on a table at the entrance of my club and ask that families try to donate a dollar per kid at each meeting. That generally covers a simple snack, and any paper or other supplies I may need to provide for the meeting. Everyone at book club agrees the things we do at our meetings are easily worth a dollar a kid!
Feel free to drop me a line at email@example.com if you have questions, comments or just need moral support while getting your book club started!
~ Valerie the Book Club Lady
Next week’s book club blog topic: Being a Savvy Helper!