Are you ready to indulge your inner thirteen year old? Because in just nine days, fourteen hours and twenty six minutes the Hunger Games movie will be heating up theaters everywhere.
My good friend Brittany and I are HUGE fans. I’ve read the book four times and she insists on wearing the official mockingjay pin until the movie premiers (or possiby forever.)
Yeah, we’re nerds.
We also happen to share a birthday at the end of this month. So what better way to mourn how far we are from our teen years celebrate our birthdays than by throwing a mega Hunger Games inspired birthday party? Cause we all know I like to throw a party!
I combed through the book looking for menu, decor and activity ideas and together Brittany and I created an awesome Pinspiration board to kick start our party plans.
Then we invited equally obsessed Hunger Games people over for a morning of food, fun and fanaticism.
The party plan:
- We requested that folks dress to represent their assigned district or a character from the book. (Costumes post is coming soon!)
- Planned a menu inspired by the food in the book. (Menu post coming soon!)
- Brainstormed fun activities. (Trivia post coming soon!)
- And came up with some great decor and prizes!
Today I’ll take you through the decor and other little details. Starting with this awesome bow and arrow set used as our centerpiece:
(Brittany purchased the budget friendly bow & arrow here)
I set the table with a bright orange tablecloth and put braided (red, black and yellow) crepe paper across the center to evoke Katniss’ braid.
Next to the bow and arrow I set a barrel of apples like the ones Katniss used to detonate the Career’s bombs.
Buzzing all around those apples are the tracker jackers Katniss released on the Careers…
Upon arrival each of our tributes/guests received a district token, like the tokens tributes wear in the arena…
(Brittany purchased these bottle cap necklaces here)
The crafty Brittany made these wine charms with jewels to evoke Katniss’ interview dress…
Finally I tacked up movie posters on my front door, enlisted a tribute to blow up some balloons and hung tri-colored streamers. (I had to watch a tutorial on how to hang streamers, I wish I was kidding.)
A fun (totally last minute and therefore super easy) idea I had was to warp bath bombs in crepe paper to resemble fire balls. I used these to reward the winners of the trivia challenge.
The activities and trivia post is coming soon, as well as a detailed look at the fabulous food.
I know you’re dying for a sneak peek so I’ll leave you with this…
PS since the demise of Picnik is soon upon us I used the new FREE service PicMonkey to add text to these photos. So far I LOVE PicMonkey, it’s easy to use, completely intuitive and very similar to my beloved Picnik
PPS if you have any questions comment below!