March 26, 2009

Dinner with McSparkly: How to Have an Elegant, Classy Twilight Party

One of the best things about blogging has been the friendships that I've made via a shared love of Twilight. Well, my new friend from Abbotsford, BC, Canada held a really classy Twilight party on March 21st in honor of the DVD release, and here are some of the amazing things that she created herself -- I wish that I'd been invited to this event! (Click to enlarge all the pics for detail.)

Handmade Invitation (in Twilight official colors of black/red/white)

I chose to add a piano as the main cover detail, as Edward plays piano, and the glitter because vampires sparkle in the sunlight. Reference to Dr. McDreamy and Dr. McSteamy from the show Grey’s Anatomy crossed out and replaced by McSparkly (hee hee) - inspired by the vampire Edward Cullen. I wrote a message in the bottom half of the card.

Table Set in Twilight Colors & Debussy

I made Italian for dinner, as many of the novels center around Italy and the Volturi coven. One of my surprises was to perform a piano piece, and I played the classical piece of Claire De Lune by Debussy one of the songs written about in the Twilight novel and used in the movie (in the scene where Bella sees Edward’s bedroom for the first time and she asks him what he is listening to).

Apple Centerpiece

Black symbolized Edward’s dark period in New Moon, the apples are from the cover of Twilight, representing the forbidden fruit, the red/black stars are from the beginning chapters of Midnight Sun (book 5), and the glitter on the apples is because Vampires sparkle in the sunlight. Later before dinner, I added Mulberry tealights, since Bella is Edward’s ‘light’.

The Viewing Room Decor

Decorated theater room with matching colored stars hung from the ceiling and red, black, & white balloons. While watching the movie in the dark on Blu-ray, we lit the wall candles for a nice Twilight effect.

Twilight Red Velvet Cupcakes

Cupcake decorations were made from black forks, from the book setting of ‘Forks, Washington’, and quotes were taken from the books, as spoken from each character – printed in THEIR OWN handwriting. Also, the tongs of the upside down fork was to resemble vampire fangs! (I downloaded the fonts of each literary character and matched them to their quotes).

Twilight Trivia with Prizes

Party
prizes included a Twilight DVD and a copy of Soundtrack and Score of the movie. To win a prize, one had to pass a trivia quiz about questions from the novel. For the wrapping - notice the reference to Eclipse with the frayed ribbon! Also, party favors included the Twilight Official Calendar for 2010, as well as “The Director’s Notebook”, by Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke.

Just a *tad* more classy than the candy blood bags that I once suggested for a Twilight party, though those are still fun too. :-)

19 comments:

  1. That's amazing, so creative, all my admiration!!

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  2. okay that party looks amazing. so creative.

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  3. How did you find their fonts? I need that font list if you don't mind sharing, I'd love to do this at my party next weekend! Imitation is the highest form of flattery.

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  4. Jennifer, check HGE: http://www.hisgoldeneyes.com/fonts.htm

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  5. I love it! Such a great idea, and done totally classy... not cheesy. Which would have been a very easy trap :) Thanks for the pics!

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  6. Ooo these are adorable ideas!

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  7. I might consider this for one of many twilight parties I'll have

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  8. good idea for New Moon too. change the apples to ruffle tulips

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  10. talk about wonderful.wow speechless...I think i'll have a Twilight party now lolz

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  11. my birthday is in like 2weeks so im so doing this no doubt

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  12. I just jumped on the Twilight bandwagon and I must admit that it's been a hell of a ride. I'm really enjoying all the Twilight blogs. Keep up the good work.

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  13. This looks amazing!!

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  14. I love these ideas! I think I will! Thanks!

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  15. I would love to do something like this for my 30th birthday party in November(5 days before the movie comes out) :)

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  16. that's awesome! ^_^ i'm holding a party with my friends the night before the movie release, and we're going to the debut in costume of our favorite characters! it's gonna be a specticle!! =^_^=

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