In late October, I received an invitation. It was from Erin, who is somewhat spazzy like me. We are a good fit. But she is quite obsessed with something that I’ve never really gotten into, Twilight. Erin was having a premiere party for the new Twilight Saga movie, Breaking Dawn. Erin goes all out for her parties. Of course, I was going to attend. But I had to do some research first. In order to attend this premiere, movie, etc. I finally had to break down and read the books, yes books, like all of them.
So I might have read all four of the books in a week. I then had to watch all of the previous movies. All of my research was done prior to Erin’s party. I still wasn’t sure if I was into all of this Twilight hype. I did make the decision that I was Team Jacob. Because Taylor Lautner is hot. So what if he was born when I was a junior in high school, does that make me a cougar?
The week before the party, Erin was running around trying to finish her last minute projects. Actually, Erin had been working on her crafts/ideas/projects for quite some time. She likes to really carry out her theme. I wanted to help somehow. So I offered to make a treat for the party. My contribution was Vampire Kibble. I had to package it right away because it was so tempting in my house.
Of course, not only did she have food and drinks but she also had trivia games. She had a “Name That Vampire” game with photographs of various vampires from different movies, and also a “Twilight Trivia Powerpoint” via her outdoor movie screen also known as “The Tree Screen” since they have it hanging from a tree in their front yard.
And then there was swag, YES, she even made Swag bags.…it was like a celebrity movie premiere, without having to buy a really expensive dress.
The bags were black canvas that I labeled with “Keep Calm and Break Dawn” on the outside. Inside, guests found a 35mm film strip bookmark (I just cut the film into 10 frame pieces and laminated,) gummy fangs, a fang ring, a bag of candy blood (type V for Vegetarian prescribed by Dr. Carlisle Cullen, of course) feathers, a CD I made with songs from all 4 movie soundtracks (printed the CD sleeves on red card stock and then sewed up the sides with black thread. LOVED how they turned out!) Apple mittens, and a handwritten card thanking everyone for indulging me in my crazy!
Before we left to go to the movie theater, I got a group picture of everyone wearing their mittens that Erin had placed in her swag bag. And believe me, we wore them while waiting outside the movie theater, it was cold.
After another very large Dr. Pepper, I arrived at the theater. I had been up since 5am that morning. It was an extremely long day but so worth it. I had seen all of the Twilight movies, but I had never gone to the midnight premiere.
I was very happy that I had read all of the books, before I saw the movie. It would have been very confusing to me. This movie and even the book had a ton of major events happen. It is hard to keep track of everything. The computer graphics aka CGI were insane. I think they have gotten so much better since the first movie. Snaps to them for the awesome quality.
I won’t go into all of the details of the movie, but I got to see Jacob aka Taylor Lautner without his shirt a few times, which is always a good thing. I’m not sure if I’m a diehard TwiHard but I did enjoy the books and movie. I’m not obsessed with them like some people, cough cough Erin….but they were all good.
I also got to meet Denise while I was at the party too. She had flown out for Erin’s party and of course, the movie premiere. She is a big fan.
You are probably wondering what Erin’s NEXT big huge MOVIE PREMIERE party is, right? Well I think I’m going to coordinate with Erin for The Hunger Games!!! We are both super excited. I already have a Pinterest board started with ideas. We are both a little obsessed. I had to get a photo of the movie advertisement. Coincidently, this photo was taken before Breaking Dawn started. Amazing, that I didn’t look dead tired.
Please see Erin’s post “Keep Calm and Break Dawn” which is her recap post. She goes into more detail about the decor, food, beverages, games, etc. for her party. I was just the photographer, and of course, guest.