Books & Writing

Event Recap: A Peculiar Party with Penguin Random House

Last night I had the fortune of being invited to the Penguin Random House Canada office for a lovely black and white party to celebrate the nearing release of Tim Burton’s adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. So I found my creepy black and white skull dress (which I didn’t have to dig far to find, honestly), met up with my fellow blogger friends, Christine and Michele, and prepared for a night of peculiarities!

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Upon arriving to the wonderfully decorated theme party, we were told how the night would work. There were various stations around the room where you could participate in an activity and earn raffle tickets that you could then enter to win one of four great prizes. But before I get into activities, I want to linger a bit on the “wonderfully decorated” part.

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The entire room was covered in eerie black and white-ness, creepy images from the book series, and tons of black and white food to match! Literally everything on the food table met the theme – dark Oreos, chocolate goodies, licorice, soda; white marshmallows, popcorn, rock candy, cream soda. It was fantastically on point, and okay maybe I’m just a food nut, but I thought it brought everything together and looked very beautiful.

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As for the activities, there was a photo wall, bean bag toss, guess the number of licorice candies in the jar, and tarot card readings! I quite enjoyed that the activities were very laid back and you could participate in whatever you wanted at your leisure. My favourite was probably the tarot card reading, because I’ve never done anything like that before and my reading was scarily accurate and relevant to what I’m going through right now, so that was a pretty cool experience.

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The evening would definitely not have been the same without our wonderful host, Miss Peregrine. I’m always one to appreciate a good cosplay, especially when they stay in character, and she kept everyone feeling peculiar throughout the night.

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Overall, I had an awesome time with Penguin Random House, Christine and Michele, and all of the other bloggers and book-lovers in attendance. It was a great theme party – one I will definitely remember!

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#StayPeculiar!

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