BookSparks Dinner Party Series: Trendy Tailgate

The best dinner parties share three things: good friends, great food and the feeling of never wanting it to end… oh, and the perfect book to discuss at the table!

In honor of this fall’s most anticipated book, The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle, BookSparks is inviting readers to experience some major #JOMO (joy of missing out) by grabbing your friends and staying home with the ultimate at-home pleasure: a book party. After all, is there anything better than inviting over your gal-pals for an afternoon of fun, food and book talk?

Pack up your blankets, lawn chairs and BFFs for an on-the-go bash (note: football game not required!). Our Trendy Tailgate is the most minimal-effort party theme of them all, but you’ll still win big with your guests using our menu and decoration recommendations.


Floral Accents

Drink Koozies

Outdoor Picnic Blanket

Picnic Basket

String Lights

Paper Straws


In case you missed it, we LOVE Nosh with Tash creator and star Natasha Feldman. We’ve hand-selected three of her easy & delicious recipes that’ll have your dinner party guests convinced you’re a part-time FoodTuber!

Overly Dilled Tzatziki with Crudités

Slightly Sophisticated Italian Soda

Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Party


Trendy Tailgate Party Invitations

Dinner List Inspired Discussion Questions

Trendy Tailgate Inspiration Board