Thursday, April 23, 2009

Team Twilight

You've seen the invitations, here's what they led to! At "twilight" fans of the book started showing up to Cindy's house (yes, it's Mark's house too but Cindy and I were co-hosts.) Cindy's house really was a great place to have the event because she has so much great black accenting which really set off the colors of the decorations. (See giant black clock!)

The book covers alone made great dramatic decorations! It was amazing how many red an black things came out of the woodwork once we started decorating!

The fabulous images I used in the frames came from the Hostess with the Mostess found <here>.Credit for the glass ideas goes to these inspirational people <here>.
I found some great drink options at Cost Plus World Market ranging from Pomegranate and Raspberry Soda, Soda Water with Cranberry, Cranberry Apple Juice and Sangria. Cindy found the coolest beer (that was non alcoholic) at Bev Mo. Apple Beer, see <here>.
We were in fact on a special diet of Red and Black foods. Some of the things on the menu:
Hot Tamales, Cherry Sours, Licorice BITES, Black (blue) and red corn chips with salsa and bean dip, cherry tomatoes with a Kalamata Olive spread, cherry tomatoes, chocolate covered strawberries and licorice, red velvet cake, red chips with a red pepper spread, Squid ink pasta and Chianti Wine pasta sauteed with sun dried tomatoes in olive oil and seasoning, and home made strawberry ice cream with dark chocolate pieces! MMMM so good!

We had a photo shoot with each guest and the famous apple. I was the guinea pig and we tried out different lighting. Cindy is such a good photographer to think of that! I think she did a great job capturing everyone so well.Sarah
read the Twilight books before me and was entertained by tortured looks while I had to get through work before I could read again!

She knit her shrug!
Ahh I love this photo! Its so cool! Great pose! Great outfit!

Isn't she so cute! She picked out a special Around the Glass Designs pendant that looks like it has blood spattered on it!

Jennifer and Nikki
These two read the first and second book together!

Jennifer and and my mom, Sue

Hmmm couldn't resist the apple.

got to come since the Wee Bee hasn't arrived yet.

She sparkled like vampires in the light!

Twilight Trivia Queen
Dia and Dani
Can I just say how glad I am to have this picture. ;)

Me n Mom

Dia, Me, and DaniSarah and Me

Tanya, Susan, and Christa


This dynamic duo got the most points in our book quotes competition. Prize to come! (When you least expect it!)


Jenn @ HWTM said...

Your party turned out GREAT!! It makes me so happy to actually see the quotes & labels in use at someone else's party!

Love how you edited the black & white photos to just show the red too - very creative :)

Joanna @ letsentertain said...

This is so cool! I love the photo shoot, how cute! Looks like a lot of fun and the chocolate covered strawberries go perfectly.

live a colorful life said...

This was so much fun. Let's co-host again sometime!I say that because (a) you are too fun, (b) you have great ideas and know how to implement them, and (c) we work graet in tandem--you do all the creative stuff and I'm good at clean-up. A perfect team, even if it's not twilight.

Dani said...

You would be happy to have pictures of me. But it was fun Jess. Thanks for having setting it all up. Everything was delicious and wonderful. And sorry I had to leave early.

Jess said...

Oh my goodness-- this is awesome-- I love the Type A Type B wine-- fabulous ideas!

Jamie said...

You are so stinkin' creative girl! Fabulous pictures...looks like a really fun party.

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Chris @ Celebrations At Home said...

Great party! I love the colored pasta, and the photo shoot with the apple was awesome!