How about having a Hobbit launch party at the library? The great thing about The Hobbit is it's suitable for a wide variety of age groups: the book was written for children, but has wide appeal for adults. Not to mention a cult following!
You could do The Hobbit as a book club book, serve some hobbit and elven inspired food (make some Hobbit sized?), make some crafts, answer trivia questions, have a riddle contest, do a display of J.R.R. Tolkien, assign hobbit names, decorate a hobbit tree. Encourage people to come dressed as a Hobbit, play hobbit trivia and dance like a hobbit! You can even expand beyond hobbits to include all creatures of Middle Earth.
So, if you're not sure where to start, here's a few ideas:
- The Official Hobbit Movie Webpage - has a Hobbit name generator, the movie trailer and some polls/trivia
- The Tolkien Society - for information about all things Tolkien!
- Squidoo's Throw a Hobbit Party - There are a few annoying ads that will pop up that you can just close, but underneath that is a lot of information - Ideas for elven and hobbit crafts, clothes, and food - plus links to more resources!
- Suggested hobbit foods and games
- Elven "Lembas bread" cookies recipe
- Food in the Hobbit - a little more complicated but still doable!
- Food of the Shire - lots and lots of recipes
- A great Pinterest board dedicated to a Hobbit/Lord of the Rings Party
- Riddles in the Dark - official riddles from Warner Bros.
- Ideas for kids
- Hobbit trivia questions
- More trivia questions
- More party ideas - Celtic music, wizard hats & dragon pinatas