My First Twilight Premiere

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.

Project 365 305/365: Starting from the beginning...because of an upcoming wedding! Do you see this @bringingupburns?

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.

Making Werewolf Kibble.  cc: @bringingupburns #BreakingDawn
Werewolf Kibble and Vampire Bites-Treats for Breaking Dawn Party
I arrived at Erin’s house a little early that night to take some pictures of her decor. I wanted to get pictures before everyone had attacked the food and snacks.

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.

Name That Vampire Game
Name That Vampire
Breaking Dawn Trivia on Tree Screen And now the food and the rest of the decor. She totally went with the Twilight theme.

Breaking Dawn-Bella Quote

Bella Swan and Edward Cullen-Breaking Dawn Wedding Invitation
Breaking Dawn Premiere Party Food
Breaking Dawn-Twilight-Party Food
Breaking Dawn Premiere Party Candle Decoration
Volturi Wine
Breaking Dawn-Twilight-Water Bottle Labels
Syringe Blood Shots-Twilight Party
Erin and I also have a bit of a tradition anytime we have cupcake pictures. We call this this Twilight cupcake pose. The cupcakes were port wine and chocolate cherry flavored. Deliciousness!

Twilight-Breaking Dawn Cupcake

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.

From Erin’s blog:

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!

Breaking Dawn Premiere Party Swag Bag

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.

Twilight Apple Gloves

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.

Breaking Dawn at Big Newport
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.

A bit excited about The Hunger Games.
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.

23 comments
Donna
Donna

You are a fabulous friend! I don't know how I would have the energy to read four Stephenie Meyers books AND see all the movies in such a short time, just to be in on the nuances of the party. (and OMG, what a wonderful party! You and Erin are the supreme party planners! Love the vampire kibble and other goodies.)

Caryn B
Caryn B

Your photography is stunning as always. I've never seen or read anything Twilight but reading your post has me intrigued

Ann
Ann

Oh my, what a WOW party!!! All those breathtaking and creative details and looks like lots of fun--thanks for sharing it!!

Sharlene
Sharlene

That is such an awesome party!!!!!!!!!! I am incredibly impressed. I loved the books but have really disliked the movies thus far. Attending a party like that would get me geared up to watch more bad acting for sure!

Sarah Auerswald
Sarah Auerswald

Wow! That is so elaborate and amazing! Is Erin really Martha Stewart? Totally amazing!

Eva Smith of Tech.Food.Life.
Eva Smith of Tech.Food.Life.

Love the movies theme party! Everything was nicely planned including the midnight premier. Looks like you ladies had a lot of fun. Love the Kibble!

Jeanne @JollyTomato
Jeanne @JollyTomato

This is incredible, Julie! Love the syringe blood shots! But...um...what's in them? And I am totally going to make some of that werewolf kibble, even though I'm not sure which team I'm on. : )

Sasha
Sasha

Wow! It looks like a great party! I STILL haven't read any of the Twlight books.....

Christine
Christine

Can I come to your Hunger Games party? Pretty please, with sugar on top?

Deanna
Deanna

OMG - so fun! I love the gloves. I can't wait for the hunger games either - but I can't choose a team - I like peeta AND gale! Can I be team haymitch? ;)

Elise
Elise

I love everything about this! The syringes are awesome. I'm excited for Hunger Games too.

Erin Burns
Erin Burns

Is it shocking that was my first midnight premiere too? Not sure I would do that again. The energy was a little crazy and by 12am I was punch drunk...hearing things like "free sex" instead of "freeze tag" in conversations. But it was great FUN and I am so blessed to have half psycho friends like you to indulge me in my crazy. I love you in spite of your Team Jacob loyalty....Have we had the Peeta/Gale debate yet? All aboard the HG Crazy Train. March 23rd here we come!

Jen
Jen

Now that was one awesome party. Wow!

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

Thanks so much! All of the decor and ideas were from my friend Erin, but I appreciate that you used my pictures. It was a fun party.

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

I finally read all of the Twilight Series, right up until the day of the movie. It made more sense when I had read the books.

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

Seriously so much fun! I think this party will be out of hand....I should start saving money now.

Erin Burns
Erin Burns

Tammi - there is always Nov 2012!!!