Friday, March 23, 2012

The Hunger Games party

I have a dark confession to make.

You know those crazy people who show up at midnight openings of movies in costume?

I'm one of them.

Last night was the opening of The Hunger Games. I loved the books. Survivor meets Lord of the Flies.

A group of us got together in costume a full Capitol makeup thanks to a very talented make-up artist friend. We also had a lovely meal of Hunger Games inspired foods!

Fish shaped cheese biscuits representing District 4.

Each arrow had a quote from the book! So Creative!

For my contribution for the evening I made Angel Food Cake filled with Nutella and topped with "Nightlock." Recipe is at the bottom of this post!

After eating, I was able to get all Effie'd Up.

Leelee dressed at Katniss. She had the scowl down really well. I got props from random teens who shouted they loved my costume! I even had people ask for pictures. It was by far the best costume for a midnight showing I've done. There were lots of kids dressed at Katniss and Peeta, but I was the only Effie!

Nutella Filled Angel Food Cup Cake with "Nightlock"

1 Angel Food Cake prepared according to package directions and baked into cupcakes
1 jar Nutella
1 package frozen berries, defrosted, reserving juices

With a serrated knife, cut each cupcake  though the middle giving a top and bottom. Spread 1-2 Tablespoons of Nutella between the layers of cake.

Arrange berries on top of cake. One large strawberry and two-three smaller blueberries or blackberries. Spoon 2 spoonfuls of the juice from the defrosted berries on top of each cake.

linked up at:

Handy Man, Crafty Woman 
Mrs. Hines Class 
Project Queen 
The Shady Porch Rock nShare 
Cups by Kim

Our Delightful Home

Maia the Bee


  1. So happy to have you join in the Show & Tell party! That dessert sounds really good! Thanks for linking up!

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  2. Awesome! We saw the movie this weekend and it was great! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  3. LOL! Okay, I didn't show up in costume, but I did show up at your costume! I'm glad I found your blog at The Shady Porch party. I'm a new follower too, so I can keep in touch. I would love if you stopped by and followed back on LF and GFC. Nice to meet you, Lori

  4. This looks like such an awesome event! The food looks yummy too :). I would love for you to linky up at my Linky Party via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  5. Absolutely wonderful. I'm so glad you had fun -- a great memory to share with your daughter. I've been squeamish about HG (reading it or watching it) but I think I'll give it a shot.


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