So, this is actually a repost from my guest post on Trixie and Tess last Friday. The only thing different is that I have added some links to some of the websites I've used. I thought that some of you who venture over to my blog from other sites looking at New Moon Party stuff might be interested in my new Eclipse Party Plans.
I'm planning this party with my cousin Allison. Let me tell you, it has been an absolute BLAST! We make such a great pair and we just get each other. It has been so fun having someone to bounce ideas off of. Without further ado...Allison and Jenny's Fire and Ice Party...
First things first, we set a theme for our party. We had several ideas running through our heads. We had talked about throwing a graduation party, like Alice threw for Bella, but that left out a few elements we wanted to include (like the wolf pack), but it would be a great theme for an Eclipse party. The New Moon party I threw last year was a "Fangs or Fur" party. That would still be a legit theme for an Eclipse Party. The theme we picked for our party is "Fire and Ice". There are tons of great ideas. So, just pick something and stick with it. It helps to give your party continuity.
Invitations really set the mood for your party. We went through several ideas. We had thought about creating our own, something that possibly worked in the Fire and Ice poem by Robert Frost. In the end, we decided that we wanted to throw in a little Alice into our party, so we went with a graduation party invite. (We purchased the ones below from Vista Print and they were super cheap @ www.vistaprint.com. There are also some great hand-made invites on Etsy @ www.etsy.com and just search for Eclipse Invites)
RSVP to Alice Cullen, of course!
Location is huge. You have to know what area you're looking at before you decide on decorations. Since we are throwing a premiere party, we are having our pre and post party at a hotel. It's a nice choice with a blank slate.
You may choose your home or a friends house or even a restaurant would be a good choice.
Decorations are my favorite part of throwing a party! Here is an inspiration board for our party, so you can get an idea about what I'm talking about. (a lot of our party essentials like balloons, table cloths, confetti, and other fun add-ins were purchased through Oriental Trading Company @ www.orientaltrading.com and now you can purchase Eclipse Party Ware from Birthday Direct @ www.birthdaydirect.com)
We have had sooooo much fun deciding on the decor. Although, being at a hotel does limit us somewhat, it is still tons of fun! We have two hotel rooms. We requested joining king suites. This is what I did for the New Moon Premiere party and it worked out great! We are making one room our "Fire" Room and one our "Ice" Room.
In the Fire Room, we are using lots of red...red tablecloths, red paper lanterns, twinkle lights, a La Push sign for the door...and we'll incorporate several wolf pack pictures, framed quotes, and odds-and-ends.
In the Ice Room, we are using silver...silver tablecloths, silver paper lanterns, twinkle lights, and a Forks sign on our door. We will also have lots of Cullen stuff, like framed quotes and pictures...anything that says "ice". Last year I hung up New Moon posters over the pre-hung pictures on the hotel walls. I'll probably do the same this time.
Of course, our party wouldn't be complete without a life size Edward and Jacob there to greet our guests and our piece de la resistance a tent pitched in the middle of the "Ice" room. We plan on putting a little lantern outside of the tent, with a parka hanging from the post. We're going to create a couple different photo ops. To add to the ambiance, we thought we would up the A/C in the "Ice" room and turn up the heat in the "Fire" room.
Sound fun? I haven't told the whole story. I have blog readers who might venture over here that are invited to the party and I want to keep a couple elements of surprise! Do you have plans for an Eclipse Party at some point...premiere party, movie party, DVD release party? Any ideas you would like to add? Tell me in the comments section or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org! I would love to hear it all!
I'll be back next Friday with the details on the food, party games, swag bags, and links to some of my go-to party planning sites!