Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Twilight Party Ideas & Menu

She’s a clumsy seventeen-year-old girl, he’s an elegant “vegetarian” vampire. They live in the rainiest town in the U.S.A, Forks Washington. This supernatural, modern day romance by Stephenie Meyer between Bella Swan and Edward Cullen has ignited a global cult following. Originally intended for late teens and young adults, commonly referred to as “Twilighters”, this four-book saga has also inspired a fanatical married adult female following known as “Twilight Moms”.

Here are some ideas and a menu so you can host your own Twilight premier party for the movie debut on November 21st. Oh yeah, get ready to pick are you on Team Edward or Team Jacob? And they thought the Harry Potter fans were obsessed…

v Decorate the table with red delicious apples- like on the cover of Twilight, fill a fruit bowl with them, or set 1 at each place setting
v To recreate the ruffled tulip, get silk white peonies and using red nail polish or craft paint, paint in some red, use the New Moon book cover as a guide
v Tie red ribbons to the stems of the glass ware and dessert cups, match the color from the Eclipse book cover
v Scatter chess pieces down the center of the table, to incorporate Breaking Dawn
v Use black or red tablecloths, napkins, balloons and streamers
v Don’t’ set the table with any spoons, only Forks
v For music, play any Twilight playlist, the new soundtrack or just straight Muse.
v Doggie Treats-Sugar cookies shaped like dog bones in case any werewolves drop in.
v Wrap the trees in your yard with twinkling white lights to welcome your guests, Alice Cullen’s signature mark

Mushroom Ravioli with Mushroom Sauce Cathy Lowe www.foodnetwork.com
10 ounces mushroom ravioli, or cheese filled ravioli
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 ounces shiitake mushrooms, sliced
4 ounces white mushrooms, sliced
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
¼ cup brandy
1 cup heavy cream
½ teaspoon nutmeg
Salt and pepper
½ cup grated Parmesan

2 slices frozen garlic bread, prepared to package directions
Spring mix salad and dressing of your choice

Prepare ravioli according to package directions. Heat olive oil in a skillet, Cook mushrooms until tender and stir in garlic. Add brandy and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in heavy cream and bring to a simmer. Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper. When cream has thickened stir in ¼ cup of cheese. Stir in cooked ravioli and gently simmer for 1-2 minutes. Serve with parmesan, garlic bread and salad.
Makes 2 servings.

Topaz Dreams and Golden Grizzlies Melanie Knight inspired by www.jello.com
1 package Butterscotch Instant Pudding
2 cups applesauce
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup thawed cool whip

2 cups thawed cool whip
4 cups Honey Teddy Grahams

Beat dry pudding mix, applesauce and cinnamon in medium bowl with wire whisk 2 minutes or until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping. Alternate butterscotch mixture and cool whip in tall dessert glasses. Garnish edges with teddy grahams.
Makes 4 servings.

Mini Apple Twilights Melanie Knight inspired by The Barefoot Kitchen Witch
5 Golden Delicious apples, cored and sliced into nickel sized pieces
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/3 cup apple sauce
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

3 –9” ready to bake rolled dough pie crusts
1 egg white- beaten
2 tablespoons sugar- large crystal

Preheat oven to 450 Fahrenheit.
Mix apples, lemon juice, apple sauce, brown sugar, sugar and cinnamon and set aside. Grease muffin pan. Roll out dough and cut 12, 4-inch circles and 12, 3-inch circles out of the dough. Place the 4-inch in each muffin cup and fill with apple mixture. Top each mini-pie with a 3-inch circle and press edges together. Cut 4 slits in each pie top. Brush each pie with the egg white and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool before removing from muffin pan.
Makes 12 servings.

Newborn Melanie Knight original
1 cup black cherry cranberry juice
1 cup ginger ale
splash pineapple juice

Mix together, serve over ice.
Makes 1 serving


Anonymous said...

I was wondering if you could give me some cake ideas. My soon to 13 year old daughter would like to have a twilight party, but we are having trouble with some cake ideas.


Melanie Knight said...

You can take the theme so many ways-
Twilight- anything apple or red velvet with cream cheese frosting
New Moon- a pink strawberry cake

Anonymous said...

There's a werewolf cupcake in the Hello Cupcake cookbook that looks pretty easy.

cbohemian said...

We are having Bloody Marys at our 'grown-up' Twilight premiere party!!!

mat f. said...

h3yy i luv the ideas and mite use some 4 my party luv them ALL my party iz gonna b the bomb thx so much

lol(lotz of luv),
mat f.

Buggles_Momma said...

Wow, awesome ideas! We're having a new moon party & I am going to use the pie recipe :) Thanks!!

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Anonymous said...

Hi Melanie,
I'm having a twilight party soon and want some good music ideas apart from the twilight soundtrack. Any ideas?