Your Guide to Hosting a Mueller Report Reading Party

Banquet table with juice, cookies and snacks.

The  redacted Mueller Report has been available to the public for some time. You can even listen to it for free on Amazon Audible. It’s also available in print.  However, it is roughly 400 pages long. If you listen to it in audio format, its about 19 hours.

Reading through a legal document can be difficult, so why not make it more fun by throwing a little read-a-thon or listen-a-thon? It is important that public be educated and aware of what is going on in the country, so why not bring your family and friends together to participate in this very fun and educational party opportunity?

How to Host a Mueller Report Read/Listen-A-Thon:

  1. Think about the format that you want to use. Do you want people to take turns reading from the actual report or would you prefer listening to audio? Will you need speakers, will you project the content onto a screen? Once you decide on the format, you can obtain the version that you want.
  2. Choose a location. Will this be hosted at your home or another venue?
  3.  Create a timeline for the event. When will it start, when will it end? How many breaks will you have? When will people eat?
  4. Decorate to liven up the atmosphere. You could choose a theme that speaks to you, it could be a black and gold theme, a red, white and blue theme, a Watergate theme, whatever you like.
  5.  Decide who to invite and then send invitations. This is a wonderful opportunity for an intimate gathering of friends and family to join together and read or listen to the report. You might send a formal evite or simply text or call people.
  6.  Plan your menu. For a 19 hour read-a-thon, it is crucial that you have plenty of food and beverages available, as well as activities that people can engage in during downtime or if they wish to take a break from the reading or listening.
  7.  Plan your activities. It’s good to have relaxing activities to accompany the read-a-thon. This may mean adult coloring or painting stations, crafting stations or maker stations. This is also a wonderful opportunity for group craft activities, like a quilting bee or knitting circle. Imagine a group gathered around a tray of tea and cookies, listening to the Mueller Report and quilting. Very picturesque, no?
  8. Have space for people to rest. When you are hosting an all night party or read-a-thon, guests will need a place  to rest. It might help to prepare a guest room or spaces for people to sleep.
  9. Provide notepads and pens. Be sure to provide paper and writing tools for those who wish to take notes throughout the reading.
  10. After the reading,  consider whether or not you’d like to host a follow-up discussion where your guests can discuss and ask questions about the report or simply call it a night.
  11.  Sit back, chill and educate yourself.                                                                                                                               Helpful Tips: 
    • Keep the restroom tidy. Be sure that the powder room is tidy and stocked with all necessary supplies, like toilet paper, hand soap,  and clean towels.
    •  Make sure guests remain safe. If drinking is involved, remind guests to drink responsibly or arrange transportation home, if necessary.
    • Be sure to ask guests for any special dietary considerations prior to planning your menu.
    • Be sure that you have plenty of water and beverages. You may want to have coffee, tea, water and light snacks throughout the event. You might offer a nice DIY Happy Hour in the evening, for those who are over 21. You can get as fancy as you want with the food. You might like to organize a potluck and have people bring dishes or you might like to arrange for food delivery or carry out.
    • Allow for frequent breaks. When creating your read-a-thon schedule, be sure that you’ve built in opportunities for breaks.

Sample Mueller Report Party Overview:

Guests Arrive: 6 AM-  sausage, egg breakfast casserole, croissants and muffins and fruit-infused water, orange juice, coffee and tea.

-Begin reading/activities-

9 AM- Snack break with fruits, cheese, nuts, granola

12 PM- Lunch al fresco, grilled chicken, shrimp kebabs, fruit salad, grilled vegetables, lamb burgers, potato salad, crab cakes

3 PM- Afternoon Tea break with tea, scones with cream/jam, tea cakes, cupcakes, deviled eggs and other light refreshments

6 PM – Dinner with roast beef, grilled chicken, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and other dishes

9 PM-  DIY cocktail bar with fruits, nuts, cakes and other desserts

12 AM- Midnight Snack with popcorn, candy and fruit cup with whipped cream

3AM- Light snacks/conclude reading and goodie bags for guests

Note: Resting space, activities and light snacks available throughout

Activities: Adult painting, coloring and crafting

 

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