Friday, November 21, 2008

You don't know how long I have waited for you...

It seems like forever since it was announced that Twilight would be made into a movie. After counting down the days in heart-pounding anticipation of seeing one of my favorite books brought to life on the big screen, the night finally came!

This momentous occasion definitely called for a party. I invited my fellow Twilight-loving girlfriends and we celebrated before (some of us) headed off to the theater for the opening-night midnight showing!
"We'll be there soon, Edward!"

If you're going to have a Twilight Party, you've got to have Twilight-themed food...
Bella's Mushroom Ravioli Bites
Edward's Pizza Bites
Vegetarian Vampire Bites
Non-Vegetarian Vampire Bites
Sparkling Cupcakes
O Positive & AB Negative

We played Twilight Trivia with dazzling prizes, like...

A pine-scented candle (to smell and image running through the forest with Edward)
Freesia-scented hand soap (to smell like Bella)
Irritated Grizzly Bear Cookies (so you can go hunting with Emmett and Edward)
An Umbrella (you'll need it in Forks)
Vintage Vamp Nail Polish (bring out your vamp side)
A Romantic Piano Music CD (pretend Edward is playing for you)
Freesia Body Butter (so Edward will want to bite you)
A Sparkly Nightlight (comes in handy at twilight)
Icy Fresh Breath Spray (to give to your guy....XOXO!)
Vampire Fangs (haha - just kidding!)

My girlfriend Marie helped with the party planning AND picked up the movie tickets for everyone. A kindness on par with Edward saving Bella from Tyler Crowley's crashing van.

Aaaannnddddd.....HERE WE ARE IN THE THEATER!!! YAY!!
So what did I think of the movie? I totally loved it. No movie that is made from a book, especially a favorite one, will be as good as the book. Ever. That being said, I was really impressed. I thought the acting was great (even better than I expected), the script choices were (for the most part) good, and it kept the spirit and overall feeling of the books. I walked out of the theater completely excited and entertained and didn't feel let down at all (which happens sometimes after you've waited so long for something!) I'm sure I'll even enjoy it more the second (and third and fourth and fifth and sixth...) time.

And I can't wait for New Moon!


Sarah C said...

Thanks for planning a great party. I loved the movie too. I can't wait to see it again. Thanks for a fun night!

Mommo said...

Looks like a super lot of fun. Way to go for planning such a fun event. Such a creative menu and the prizes cracked me up. Of course...I love the face of the guy in the shot behind you and Amanda. I think he was dragged along....maybe?

nicole said...

What a PARTY! Soooo wish I could have been there! What a special treat for all who were able to go. You're so fun! :)

Lilola said...

The part looks like a real trip! LOL Now if Pierce Brosnan had been playing the lead....

Rob and Steph Puterbaugh said...

my husband and i saw the movie on friday... we thought it was pretty good. do you think there will be a sequel? (movie that is).

Anonymous said...

Looks like a lot of fun. I really liked your menu! You are so much fun.

Beth Benson said...

thats awesome. you guys went allll out! awesome! I enjoyed the movie, but agree, the book is better :)