Last weekend, I co-hosted a bridal shower for my oldest friend; we have known each other since 4th grade. She asked for a Twilight themed bash. I was happy to oblige! I decided to put together a comprehensive guide for you to throw your own Twilight party (bridal or otherwise).
- Black, red, and white are a natural choice.
- Want something a little more girly? Go for a pink theme from Bella’s birthday party in New Moon (lots of pink roses and candles).
- You can also take inspiration from the wedding from Breaking Dawn – Part I: bunches of beautiful white flowers and a rustic feel.
Pick invitation to mimic your theme. Etsy is a wonderful choice for reasonably priced invitations, many that you can print yourself. For the bridal shower, I bought the customized digital file for $13, printed it on cardstock, and cut them myself. Use a wax seal for extra pizazz! Here are some invitation ideas:
- Concert ticket style Twilight invitations
- Bacherlorette style Twilight invitations
- Replica of Bella and Edward’s wedding invitation
There is lots of Italian food throughout the books – Bella has ravioli at the restaurant with Edward at Port Angeles and the Cullen family makes Italian food for Bella during her first visit to their home. Here are just a couple ideas:
- Antipasto platter
- Ravioli with dipping sauce
- Pasta bar (different pasta and sauces)
- Spinach and artichoke dip with pieces of bread or chips
- Caprese salad skewers
- Grilled polenta
- Mini pizzas
- Stuffed olives
Whether it is an elaborate cake or a simple, fruit-based dessert, everyone will love these yummy treats:
Other dessert ideas:
- Bitten cupcakes
- Bitten cookies
- Chocolate covered strawberries
- Twilight cake (with step by step directions!)
- You can always order cookies too!
For a red, black, and white theme:
- Make Martha’s famous tissue paper pom poms and hang them at varying heights around the room
- Fill vases and apothecary jars with red apples
- Use rose petals on the food/gift tables
- Keep the lights dim. Maybe it will even rain for a true Forks experience!
- Buy cardboard cutouts of Edward and Jacob and set up a photo backdrop with props so guests can take funny pictures with their preferred Twilight man candy.
- Play the Twilight score or soundtrack to set the mood.
- Make Edward and Jacob buttons and have guests choose one when they arrive. If you don’t have a button machine, you can use these.
- Use these great printables from Hostess with the Mostess (including signs and drink labels)
- Candy chess pieces in white and red (I used this mold)
- Twilight lip venom from Sephora
- Vampire fangs
- Vampire blood lollipops
And, of course, have fun!