So, today’s my birthday and since it’s usually one of the worst days of the year (I always have awful luck on my birthday and it’s usually just a terrible day all around ), I decided to try to do at least one enjoyable thing. I looked around and was happy to find this tag from Metaphors and Moonlight, which happens to be one of my favorite kinds to do.
For this tag, you just need to choose five different books. Then, for each question, you open the corresponding book to a random page and follow the instructions for the answer. At the end, tell us how well you think your party turned out!
(Left to Right: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare // A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray // A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab // Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling // Horns by Joe Hill)
I haven’t read any of the prompts and I picked my books randomly from ones I’ve read and liked/loved, so I have no clue what’s going to happen
1. Open Book 1 – The first character name on the page is the one who plans the surprise party.
Will (Herondale). Hmm, ok, I can maybe see this not being awful
2. Open Book 2 – The first character name on the page is the one who ruins the surprise early (either by accidentally mentioning it or by telling you on purpose because they can’t keep a secret).
Felicity (Worthington). Oh, I can totally see her doing it on purpose, but not because she can’t keep a secret haha.
3. Open Book 3 – Wherever the current scene takes place will be the location of the party (as specific as possible, e.g. a person’s house, a grocery store, the middle of a forest, etc.).
The royal map room in the Red London palace. Might be a bit intimate, but definitely a kind of unique and cool party setting.
4. Open Book 4 – The first character name on the page is the one who bakes the cake.
Professor Trelawney. Oh gosh, I hope she’s got some kitchen talent (I’d be super interested to see what kind of cake she baked, though!)
5. Open Book 5 – The first character name on the page is the one who sticks their finger in the icing when no one is looking.
Merrin (Williams). So…ghosts are invited, I guess?
6. Open Book 1 – The first character name on the page is the one who buys trick candles (those kinds that never go out).
Charlotte (Fairchild Branwell). I’m not sure I can actually see her doing this, but maybe. It would definitely be more shocking, coming from her.
7. Open Book 2 – The first noun on the page that is a tangible object is the first gift you open.
Piano. Ooh cool! I miss having a piano. (I played when I was a kid/teen.)
8. Open Book 3 – The first character name on the page is the one who puts on the dorky party hat.
Kell (Maresh). Haha, nice 😀 (Now I’ve got this image in my mind of Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander but with red hair and a party hat on his head.)
9. Open Book 4 – The first noun or adjective (whatever works) on the page is what the party theme will be.
Potions Class. (Does that count?) If that does count, I think it’s a good party theme and I’d love it 🙂
10. Open Book 5 – The first noun on the page that is a tangible object is what the pinata will be filled with.
Soda. That…that sounds like a very bad idea omg.
How the party turned out:
Eh, some good, some less parts.
The party location was definitely a success, and Trelawney’s cake (a giant red velvet “crystal” ball with ominous dark blogs) was a hit, the piano was a fabulous gift, Kell was adorable in hit dorky hat, and no one got knocked out by the falling soda cans from the pinata (though Felicity’s skirt did get soaked in grape soda, which served her right for blabbing about the party and spoiling the surprise).
What do you think? Would you come to this party?
Have you ever had a surprise birthday party in real life?
Tell me about a favorite birthday memory of yours 🙂