Tuesday, August 21, 2012

happy hunger games.


last weekend, my sister (Ashley) and i hosted a Hunger Games DVD release party. as one of the hostesses, i thought it was more than appropriate to dress up as my favorite character from the series, Effie Trinket. and you bet i opened the door with the greeting, welcome, welcome! and made sure to keep up  the Capitol-esque accent, and of course, fit in the phrases That is mah-hogany! or may the odds ever be in your favor whenever the occasion called for it (okay, even if it didn't).

and the following cast of characters made their own appearances:

 my sister, Ashley as Katniss Everdeen.

 Ale Grace as Glimmer. 

 Arianna as Katniss Everdeen

 Chloe as Rue.

Augusta as Primrose Everdeen.


the menu included a ton of Capitol and Hunger Games-inspired dishes - from Peeta's Cheese Buns, Nightlock Berry Punch, Cato's Cupcakes, Madge's Fruit, and Marvel's Spears. and i am still in awe of the cupcakes in the last photo, which were made by one of my mom's best friends - if you look closely, each cupcake represented a character from the book/movie along with a quote card. totally mind-blowing. we also played charades, acting out scenes from the movies, and as Effie, i drew names from my big clear bowl for the door prizes. (orange print-outs and cupcake flags were printed from Living Locurto.)


needless to say, the party was a blast! i loved seeing everyone arrive in their costumes, eat up all of the Capitol food, and of course, squeal, cry and scream all over again while we watched The Hunger Games.

  l to r: crazy fan #1, Katniss, Prim Rose, Katniss, crazy fan #2, Glimmer, Rue and Effie. 

okay, now November 2013 needs to get here now 
because i am more than ready for more Hunger Games in my life. 

much love.
{happy wednesday, friend.}

40 comments:

  1. You are just plain awesome and I love you and I adore your love for this movie!! SO fun! I can't wait to get the movie on DVD. haven't picked it up yet.

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  2. How fun! Love how everything went together!!

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  3. Oh my goodness!! You guys all look incredible! Man oh man what a fun looking party. \\^_________^//

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  4. This is so much fun! I love your costume. I finally got to see the movie and Effie is one of my favorite characters as well. Wish Sabrina and I lived closer - we definitely would have come to your awesome party!

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  5. Freaking incredible! You look awesome as Effie and the other girls look great too! You went all out - I bet it was super fun. I love these kinds of parties - I haven't done one since the LOST finale... gotta get on that!

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  6. You guys are so awesome! I cannot believe the extent you went to throwing this. This needs to be pinned... all of it!

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  7. What fun! Looks like you guys had a blast!

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  8. This is all so awesome. You looked fantastic!!!

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  9. This is AMAZING, your costume is great!!!

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  10. This is so awesome! What a fun party!!! Love all the decorations! (:

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  11. What a fun looking party! Those cupcakes look amazing :)

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  12. i wish you were my sister, foreals!!! you girls know how to have a good time!!

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  13. Cute pictures! I just watched the movie and now I am hooked!

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  14. AH-stinkin'-dorable!!!!! jealous. i wanna come!!

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  15. i love this so much! eeee! you look cute as a blonde, of course.
    so so so so so so fun!

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  16. What a FUN party!!! You look adorable as Effie, I would have been Effie as well. She has the BEST costumes! :)

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  17. oh my goodness. ilene. i love you for dressing up like this. i immediately knew who you were. LOVE LOVE LOVE this. <3

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  18. ya'll are too cute!! and a little crazy-but that's why I love you! :)

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  19. Oh my WORD - this is awesome. Y'all rock! How fun. :) Hubs and I can't wait for the second movie!!!!!!!

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  20. I totally love it! Your costume is amazing and I can just imagine you saying Effie-like things! <3

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  21. OMGosh i just die ! i loveee your outfitttt!! all the costumes are so cute, they did a great job dressing up as the hunger games characters!

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  22. Aaahhh! This is the coolest party ever! I just watched the movie (and only finished reading the books a month or so ago) and I love all those outfits + party decorations. :)

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  23. I love that you all got dressed up. totally cool. I need to read the books after watching that movie.

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  24. Waaah. I need to move. My friends here are all losers who don't appreciate the Hunger Games as much as I do. Haha I would've dressed as Effie also but I doubt that I'll be able to do an accent resembling hers.

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  25. Fun shoot!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  26. OMG this is amazing! I want to be Effie for halloween so bad. You look awesome!

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  27. This is just so amazing!! Those cupcakes are just incredible! I love your enthusiasm for the movie ;) Effie Trinket is also my favorite character.

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  28. Aww, I wanted to come!
    THG is THE BEST.
    Loved this post sososososo much. =D
    xoxo,
    Rachel Nicole @ Summer Breeze

    rachyracheshobbycorner.blogspot.com

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  29. Oh my goodness!!! Coolest party ever!! HAHA I LOVE how well you pulled off Effie!! WOw, Im Impressed... Now with Halloween around the corner, this would be a perfect costume! I may just have to copy for fun! GAH, very cool! Thanks for sharing girl. ♥

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  30. this is so awesome! i love it - and your costume!

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  31. Oh my god this is so freaking amazing I can't even process it!! This is so cool! Your outfit totally cracks me up by the way haha, you should've done a video with her famous quotes! And your sister has the perfect outfit for Katniss! Really, that party is like..... the best ever. I'm seriously considering this as a theme for my birthday party now :p

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  32. this was the most amazing idea ever!! everyone looked so good AND matching cupcakes!! when you have the reveal party...i am packing my plastic arrows, blue eyeshadow and coming to crash! :)

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  33. this is so awesome...i'm at a loss for words.
    my sister needs to see this post. she is the movie-theme-party-throwing girl in our family. she is going to die for this.

    your outfit ROCKS. blonde-- looks good on ya!!
    totally made my night!:)...off to text sis:).

    xx
    krista

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