I received the following very sweet inquiry this week, and thought maybe you'd have some good ideas to help Val out. Val wants to throw a surprise party for her mother in law, and center the party on a romance-novel theme. Here's her message:
I have no idea how to give my Mother-in-law a surprise 80th birthday party
in April with a romance novel theme.
This has been her quiet hobby for at least the last 4 decades that I have
She's a widow with eight grown (obviously) children, as well as
grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and almost all of us have given her
romance novels for all occasions, or when she's not feeling well.
I realize this isn't your usual, but would appreciate any input you
I think that is such a nice idea, and so generous! Off the top of my head, if Val could find out what her favorite romances are, each table or different parts of the room could be dedicated to those books, or the settings of those books, especially if they have a setting or theme in common.
But I also know that y'all are some seriously creative people, and if you have any ideas for Val, I'd love to hear them!