Wednesday, January 9, 2013

"Panem et Circenses!" A Hunger Games Themed Party!

The Victory Tour birthday party, Boy-on-Fire's  10th birthday Hunger Games,  in pictures:

          ~~  The birthday boy, Boy-on-Fire, himself~~ 
              His Honor, President Coriolanus Snow
Welcoming the Tributes 
The cake--part campfire/part rose-decorated..

The President by the Victory Tour goodies

Intercepting the sponsors' gift of bread,  on parachute......

Vengeful Gale Hawthorne with cruel President Snow, just for one night, laying down the fight!

Before the Games begin---Snow wishes luck to all the tributes~
"May the Odds..."

and "Happy Hunger Games..."

~The Music~

Provided by none other than Gale Hawthorn-turned- DJ Cato ! 

~The Hunger Games-Inspired Treats~
12 goodies to represent the 12 districts of Panem:

And what Victory Tour  would be complete
without  a birthday cake for the Boy on Fire ?

Here's the whole  family with the birthday boy~~

Some of the tributes gather

Victory Tour cake details are here

(AKA the party guests  we were lucky to host!)


                                                                           Katniss and Cato


Effie attended as well, but I goofed and did not grab her picture throughout the evening!! Sorry, Ms Trinket! You looked smashing!!

Here's Gale turned DJ Cato again----
It seems the tributes formed a conga line to let loose some of the HG related stress........ 

....... as well as roasting some marshmallows at the firepit, here  in the Training Center!

                                                   Could that be a Prim sighting?? Hmmmmm ;0


                           ~~A few other scenes of the evening~~

A few tributes participated in Katniss's Archery Event -- shooting balloons with the Birthday Boy's handmade bows and arrows:


Some tributes got "decorated" at Peeta's camo table:

Story telling by the fire well as marshmallow roasting.....

Snow bids all his tributes a fond farewell

As he offers them parting gifts for participating:

Each tribute received an  orange monkey mutt chocolate lollipop, Peeta's pearl, dice (which will hopefully be in everyone's favor) and gems from district 1, the luxury district of Panem.

Square tags on favor bags and straw quotables  were obtained at Courtney's lovely site! Are't they awesome?

Well, this was one very happy  and rather wiped - out TEN year old boy at the end of his dream Hunger Games party night! His friends and their families are the best. We were quite lucky to celebrate with them all. Timmy suggested the food and the events; I just took his lead.

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  1. WOW!!!! What a cool mom! I bet NO-ONE ever forgets that party. Thanks for sharing the cleverness.

    1. THANK YOU , Allison!!
      I looooooooooove hosting parties for the kids. So much fun to do. Thanks so much for stopping in and for the compliment!

  2. Wow! I don't think I have ever seen a party with so much clever detail. I admit that I don't know a thing about the Hunger games, but it looks like you covered everything! :-) Awesome job!

    1. Lisa~Thanks so much...and you might wish to try the HG with your kids...I really think you will be gripped! There are also many many compelling parallels between The HG and Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar." They can be read side by side...with your creativity and knowledge of History, you might find that this is right up your alley!
      Have a great day!

  3. Great party Chris, I bet he had an amazing day :)

    1. Thanks so much, Claire!!
      I appreciate the vsit too:)

  4. This is so awesome!!! There was a LOT of time, effort, thought, etc. etc.....put into this & it def shows!

    1. Thanks so much, Jess! I so appreciate your kind words and your visit!

  5. Wow! That is a party the kids will remember! I confess that I am not that cool...

    1. Aw, yes you are COOL! and I love your're so sweet.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Book (or movie) themed parties are so much fun! Looks like you had a blast. We haven't read these, and probably won't, but we love doing stuff like this. You had snacks and games and everything! Good job! Thanks for sharing!

    1. YE, Dalynn! Aren't they fun?!

      we did have a great and memorable time
      I really appreciate your visit!!


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