The popularity of the Hunger Games trilogy and blockbuster movie has made it an obvious theme party choice for tweens/teens, (and adults too!). The web is buzzing with tons of amazing ideas for hosting a Hunger Games theme party. We’re putting them all together in one place, so you don’t have to scour the internet.
Invitations and Printables: The first thing you will need for any party is an awesome invitation. You can always go the electronic route by using Evite or Punchbowl, but when you are hosting a fun themed event, sometimes old fashioned invitations are the way to go. If you stop by Living Locurto, (a fabulous resource for creative party ideas), you will find some amazing, FREE Hunger Games invitations and printables. This awesome (and FREE) set would really help set up the theme for your party. Printables always make styling any party easier, because they help tie everything together.
Decorations: Using symbolic objects from the book, and your creativity, you should be able to come up with some great Hunger Games decorations. You may first want to start by selecting a color scheme. Black and gold, with accents of red (for the girl on fire) make sense. You may even want to decorate with some white roses (President Snow’s favorite). No Hunger Games party would be complete without incorporating the Mockingjay into the décor. You may want to make some DIY Mockingjay plates that would go nicely with homemade Mockingjay cupcakes. We also found a really cute centerpiece idea from SheSuggests.com, it’s a DIY bow and arrow centerpiece (perfect for Katniss)!
Food: There’s a lot you can do with the food for a Hunger Games party. Besides the delicious cupcakes mentioned above, FictionalFood.net has tons of great food ideas for a Hunger Games gathering. You can find recipes for Katniss’ favorite lamb stew, Peeta’s nut and raisin bread, and the Mellark’s goat cheese and apple tarts. If you go decide to go with the free party printables from Living Locurto, you may also want to bake these fabulous cookies that were inspired by those printables. How’s that for keeping things coordinated?
Entertainment: Recently on the blog, we featured a Hunger Games party from Hostess with the Mostess that had a great activity idea for a party. You could hire an MC (or appoint one of your friends to do it), and have a Hunger Games trivia contest with questions about the books. You can give away prizes to the top performers.
What are your favorite Hunger Games party ideas? Share them with us in the comments below.