Along with a little group of my fellow twi-hard team Edward besties, it has become our tradition to have a movie viewing session before each new installment in the Twilight saga. Besties E and N have both taken their turns at hosting the fete, and I was giddy to do the honors this go round.
We were fans of the series from the get go, having read all of the books before even learning of the movies. So, as you can imagine, we’ve read, reread, watched, re-watched and thoroughly dissected every page of the books and scene of the movies. We even have Team Edward tees.
I set out to set a festive table without spending a dime. E and N provided themed plates, napkins and a life sized Edward standee left over from past affairs. I printed movie quotes, had Honey collect sticks from the yard, dredged up fake jewels (since vampires sparkle in the sun), and pre-purposed the apples that will become apple pie on Thanksgiving.
Since Bella dined on mushroom ravioli on her first date with Edward and the Cullen’s prepared an Italian feast for her birthday celebration, I went with a prepare-in-advance party friendly baked mushroom ravioli dish and caesar salad for the main course. (I used this recipe for the ravioli, but substituted with actual mushroom ravioli and homemade alfredo sauce.) The guests all brought appetizers, just I just provided some cinnamon red hot popcorn from Heavenly Gourmet and good old salted popcorn for movie watching, and vampire bite red velvet cupcakes for something sweet.
And after refreshing on New Moon, we took our blood bags of Twizzlers (Bella’s candy of choice, and left over from the cowboy party to boot) with us to the theater for Breaking Dawn Part 1. Aside from a weird wolf talking scene and too many frames of blood vessels, it was all around fang-tastic.
Now to wait an entire year before Part 2…