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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Mockingjay Marathon!

Mockingjay Part 2 came out last month and Robin and I had a great time celebrating!

I'm not sure that we are super fans of the book and movie series, but we certainly enjoyed ourselves last year when Part 1 came out.  When attended the 3 movie marathon at our local theater.

This year our local theater decided not to host a Hunger Games marathon (boo!), so we decided to have our own!
If I had been smart, I would have adjusted my calendar accordingly, but somehow it slipped past me.  Instead
of splitting up the 3 movies or 2 days and then gone to Movie #4 on opening night, we ended up seeing ALL 4 MOVIES on the same day!

Robin has a beautifully remodeled basement with a killer entertainment system.  We watched the first 3 movies IN STYLE.  Then we went to the theater for #4 (Mockingjay Part 2) and celebrated in a packed theater, where everyone clapped at the end.  A satisfying movie adaptation of the beloved trilogy.
Since Robin was hosting, I decided to take a couple of Katniss-inspired snacks.  Robin was concerned this meant roasted rabbit on a skewer or something, but I scoured the Internet for great ideas.  And the Internet did not fail me. 
I ended up with 17 (yes SEVENTEEN!) Hunger Games treats for us.  We had a ball!
So whether you're Team Peeta (like me)
or Team Gale (also sometimes like me)
you can follow these completely stolen copied ideas to host your own Hunger Games party!
First up, the drinks.
When Katniss goes to the capitol she tastes orange juice for the first time.

Punch inspired by Haymitch

And mint tea that Katniss and Peeta drink in the cave, that reminds her of District 12.

Along with the tea, Finnick's sugar cubes, of course.
A little bit of healthy stuff
District 11 (Rue's home) is the farming district -with crops and orchards.

Panera helped us out with salads inspired by the Capitol's favorite talk show host.

Peeta bread (get it, Peeta) with Prim's goat's cheese (Prim has a goat), and apples - like Peeta and Katniss ate in the cave.

And yummy blueberries that helped bring down the Hunger Games
And then the snacky stuff
From the first book, cornucopias
(P.S.  I hadn't had Bugles in 20 years.  They're still delish.)

Finnick wore a fish charm around his neck, and District 4 is known as the fishing district.

District 12 is the coal mining district.  Good thing it is Christmas season - this chocolate in the shape of coal was easy to find.

Peeta's family runs in the bakery in District 12, so we had some baked goods

Red Hots for the Girl on Fire

And cinnamon buns inspired by our favorite designer in the Capitol, Cinna
When Katniss leaves for the Hunger Games, Mr. Mellark gives her a bag with simple cookies inside.
And weapons to help us through the Hunger Games

And we enjoyed the last movie - and the wrap-up of a very fun day!

 See our Mockingjay pins?

 I'm blessed by Robin's friendship and her willingness to spend an entire day devoted to a love triangle and battle against evil in a dystopian world :)


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