Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Twilight Party

Angie and I had wanted to have a Twilight party since the DVD release back in March and finally made it happen last Friday. If you're going to have a party based on a movie, then you've really got to go all the way with it, right?
We did a lot of prep, too bad we waited til Friday to find out how much fun it was to do it together.
We did a lot of playing around with food and had some fun games.
We made party bags for everyone that included special necklaces (tutorial tomorrow!) that they could wear that night as well as to the midnight showing of New Moon (for which we all had tickets already). It also had mini packages of New Moon edition "Sweetarts," some butterscotch candies (Edward's eyes), a package of "dazzle" gum and a few other things to use for our games.
First, we played Sculptorades (a la Cranium) and it broke the ice for everyone and they had a blast! The prize for the winners was Edward truffle bars. The losers got Jacob truffle bars. We did three rounds of quote chases. (Everyone brought a copy of Twilight). Each time a person found the quote they got a string a fish to represent Charlie, Bella's dad.
We used 12" dowels with clear thread, wire and large Swedish fish. The person that guessed the final quote received a bottle of La Victoria salsa (representing Victoria).

While we watched the movie, we'd occasionally stop it and ask about the differences between the scene just viewed and the book. The first person with the correct answer would receive a small bag of gummy bears representing Emmett Cullen. They would also be able to hold the gorgeous pillow with Edward Cullen's photo printed onto it that Angie made. If, during the movie, you pointed out any additional differences, then you could steal the pillow. That was so much fun! The person holding the pillow at the end of the game got to keep it. Our final game revolved around the food at the party. As stated before, the food was all character based. Each guest was given a blank list where thirteen characters and their corresponding foods could be written down. The person with the most correct answers would win the grand prize of a black scarf made by Cami. The person with the least correct got stuck with a box of Newtons.

(this was pasted to a package of Fig Newtons)

More examples of Twilight related food (keep scrolling for the entire list):

(this was wrapped around a bottle of Dr. Pepper)

Here is the awesome Twilight cake our friend Tiffany did to represent Alice Cullen

The list:
  1. ice-Rosalie Hale
  2. Dr. Pepper-Carlisle Cullen
  3. Popcorn (base)balls-Esme Cullen
  4. Lil' Smokies-Jacob Black
  5. Swedish Fish-Charlie Swan
  6. bread sticks-Bella Swan
  7. Sweet and Sour Chicken-Jessica Stanley
  8. Fig Newtons-Mike Newton
  9. Gummy Bears-Emmett Cullen
  10. Cake-Alice Cullen
  11. White Hot Chocolate-Jasper Hale
  12. La Victoria salsa-James and Victoria
  13. butterscotch disks/apples/cold mint gum-Edward Cullen

One of our guests, Crystal was our big prize winner, snatching up both the Edward pillow and the scarf, but she surpised us, by showing us this amazing Jane cape she made to wear to the New Moon premier. She didn't use a pattern at all. Amazing! We'll have to keep an eye on Crystal's creations!

Happy Twilight!! Come back tomorrow for a movie necklace tutorial (we're wearing ours, if you look closely).


rachel said...

It was so fun! Thanks, guys. :) The fishing poles were genius. I found the hubby happily eating ALL the fish the next morning!!

Liberty Williams said...

I'm speechless! How come Anisa wasn't there...isn't she a huge fan? ;)

Twiddle Thumbs said...

Nope, she's not. We had some really hard core fans here.

Lori said...

Love it! Crystal is in my book club and she knows a lot about that crazy Twilight. I couldn't believe the trivia questions she came up with when we read Breaking Dawn. What a fun party. Thanks for the ideas.