I decided that I wanted a night of girlish fun, and opted to host a small Twilight Eclipse DVD Release party with some of my good friends on December 4th, the day the DVD came out. Those who know me know that I LOVE planning events, small or large, so I had a field day preparing for this! Last minute 4 people got sick, or their kids got sick, or the snow kept them from being able to make it out, so the party became quite small, which was fine! We still had a fabulous time!
First came the invitations:
Pardon the sad job of blurring out addresses and phone numbers! I designed these invitations in Photoshop. The actual Twilight cast photos were found mainly on http://www.collider.com as high resolution files. The embellishments such as the chess piece and the heart were purchased from http://www.mygrafico.com as a set called "Nightfall". Once they were all set, I ordered them through http://www.vistaprint.com and they were beautifully printed, and for a great price!
For the favor bags I opted to make Twilight bookmarks for each guest, complete with pictures and quotes from the movie and books, and those same graphics from http://www.mygrafico.com. I ordered the vinyl bookmark sleeves, and the bookmark tassels from http://www.capaper.com, and proceeded to print them out on my photo printer at home.
I also made keychains to clip onto the bags for a little extra flair! The crystal heart charms and beads as well as all the jump rings and clips and chains were purchased from Hobby Lobby, and the silver wolf charms were ordered off of Ebay.
The finished Swag Bags! Red bags were purchased at the Dollar Tree (2 for $1) I printed out the image on photo paper and used glue dots to secure it to the front of the bag, and then clipped the keychain on. What were these bags filled with you ask?
Each bag contained:
1 package of Team Edward stickers & 1 package of Team Jacob stickers, the bookmarks from earlier, a package of Eclipse Gum, a few Vampire lip chocolates, a tin of Eclipse Band Aids, a couple of mini buttons, some Eclipse pens, and two Antibacterial Hand Sanitizers from Bath & Body Works in Twilight Woods and a seasonal scent called Vampire Blood.
The table centerpiece was by far one of the things I had the most fun slapping together. The vase and red and black vase filler both came from the Dollar Tree, The big chess pieces and ostrich feathers came from Hobby Lobby. I love ostrich feathers, and find that I use them every time I throw any sort of party or get together.
I printed out images to glue dot over the wine labels for a little something extra.
Eclipse, Red, & Black!
Some casual snacks and baked mostaccioli were served. Unfortunately the pasta wasn't very interesting, so I forgot to take a picture of it. Aside from that we had red and black chips and salsa, veggie tray, deviled eggs and cookies.
The apple shaped sugar cookies were a hit!
And what would a Twilight party be without some special guests?
I got all 4 cardboard cutouts from one ebay auction, and for insanely cheap prices compared to what they sell for individually.
All in all it was a great night! And I had a lot of fun putting it all together :)