Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Literary Inspiration

During last October, I went to all of my favorite sources, and many new ones, for some Sleepy Hollow party inspiration. Throughout, I found some great new artists, designers, and bloggers - many of whom stood out, including Bryton Taylor and her blog: In Literature

I stumbled upon this gem while looking for food/appetizer ideas for a Sleepy Hollow themed party, and although I thought nothing this specific would turn up, I was pleasantly surprised. 

Blogger Bryton Taylor has combined her love for literature, and her love for throwing themed parties, to create a unique and creative guide for any reader to bring to life the food described in an array of classics, including Sleepy Hollow

Bryt's literary menus are as described, and are down to the details, so her Sleepy Hollow spread is no exception, including every goodie Washington Irving mentions from short cakes and pies to fruit and roasted meats.

View her gallery and recipes by clicking below: 

I didn't end up having enough time to do these specific treats, but they did inspire my appetizer spread, indeed!

Here are a few more literary menus and recipes of Bryt's that would be fun to try: 

Harry Potter

The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Treasure Island

In Literature is full of neat literary themed party ideas from decor and tablescapes to treats, snacks, and even full menus. Search by book, or by author, and you're bound to find something that strikes your fancy (and trust me, these ideas are fancy)!

For more great ideas, visit her website:

And don't forget to take a look at her Food in Literature Episodes for how-to videos: 

To stay up to date on her latest works, subscribe to her YouTube channel!

I mean, who wouldn't want a slice of the infamous chocolate cake Bruce Bogtrotter is forced to eat in Matilda?


Or this transformation potion from Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde?

Do you think these violet marshmallows from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will turn you violet? Only one way to find out...