Friday, June 11, 2010

Jenny Kate's Eclipse Party Tips - Part 1

Hello!  My name is Jenny Kate!  First of all, I would like to thank Trixie and Tess for allowing me to take over TNT today! Thanks girls!!  You rock!

Now, let's get down to business!  Last year, I did a series of posts on my blog, Jenny Kate's Spot, where I went through each step of planning my New Moon Premiere Party.  

If you're interested, you can check out those posts by clicking HERE.  Some of those ideas are still relevant for an Eclipse Party.  

Trixie and Tess asked me if I would come over here and share some of my ideas for Eclipse.  I thought it would be a good break for all of my non-twilight-lovers on my blog. (*gasp*)  I know!  Who knew those people even existed!

The easiest way I know to share my ideas is by telling you guys what I am doing for my Eclipse Party.  My cousin Allison and I are planning this party together, so any time I say "we", that is who I'm referring to.

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.  

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.  

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 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!  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!  



Telena said...

WOW, Jenny! Sounds like you guys are doing a great job with all the details!

Life with Kaishon said...

Jenny Kate is SUCH an extraordinary party planner. Can you even imagine how much fun this event would be. I haven't even read the books or see the movies but I would totally want to come to this shindig : )

Smooches : )

Dawn said...

Jenny, I am getting so excited. I got my invite in the mail and it's hanging on my fridge!

I don't know how you could out-do last year's party, but I'm sure you will!

It's going to be a BLAST!

Xazmin said...

Oh Jenny...I just love you!

You should totally do this for a living!

If I hire you to plan a party for me will you fly out and hang with me?

MiMi said...

Jenny Kate!!! You are the most awesome chick ever!!! I'm jealous. I would totally fly out there just to come to that party! Tent! Ice room!!! ME ME MEMEMEMEME! I wanna go. :(

ShaRhonda said...

Jenny Kate, Can I just tell you how AWESOME you are! Why are you not doing this for a living? I am going to have to figure out how to BRIBE you and get on the INSIDE! LOL!

Jen said...

Oh my heck that sounds fabulous :) If I manage a Breaking Dawn party, I will def. be asking you for ideas :)

Mom Mayhem says: said...

Oh wow- I love the fire and ice theme!