Our New Moon premier party is only a week away. So, planning has kicked into high gear. We’ll have anywhere between 25-35 people in our home (EEK! How will they all fit?)
But, I have to say, looking at the craziness online about New Moon, I actually feel kinda normal about it. You know, as normal as reading teen vampire novels and throwing a party to celebrate them can be.
Check out our invites here. Remember, we decided to embrace the hysteria of New Moon. Because you are never too old, mature or responsible for a little Edward Cullen.
The truth is, this is an interesting party. I’ve never thrown any party that was so…. gory. Lots of blood. More blood than our normal parties. =)
The great thing about Twilight is that you can find really simple, inexpensive ideas from the books. We’ll be using apples and candles throughout the decor, and playing off the colors red and black.
Luckily, our wedding colors were red and black. You shouldn’t be surprised to see some wedding decor reappear as Twilight decor. I actually even have a lot of red ribbon leftover. That’s handy.
Hostess with the Mostess created some awesome 5×7 and 8×10 prints. I got them copied at Staples and will put them in my existing frames in the house. Instant decor. Thanks, Jen.
Aren’t these candles really neat? Ours will be set up little different, but I’m going to try the red wax on the white candlesticks.
Some other fun ideas for decor.
I’ll serve red wine, red punch and water. Julie is bringing Bloody Mary’s. Rebecca is bringing shots in test tubes. Don’t you love it when you can even have drinks that stick to the theme?
I’m planning to serve a few basic dishes. But, I’m giving them fun names. Something like:
Vegetarian vampires (veggies)
Anti-Vulturi garlic dip
Bella’s Bites (snack mix)
Edward’s (Deviled) Eggs
Jacob Black’s Buffalo Chicken Dip
We also asked guests to bring a food or drink with a Twilight theme if they wish. There will be tags for each person to name their dish. There *may* even be a prize for the most creative name.
The gals that are coming are so creative. One is making a birthday cake for Bella, some are making themed cookies, cupcakes or other sweets. Some are bringing savory dishes that fit the theme. And, one friend is bringing a chocolate fountain (with white chocolate died red, of course).
So, these are a few things that inspired me. I cannot wait to share everything afterwards. I think it will be lots of fun.
What do you think?