It was a busy week around here baking, baking and more baking for Lexi’s Hunger Games inspired party. I have never seen my girlie this excited about anything. I really loved being able to surprise her with this. I think one of the biggest surprises for her was our dear friend Diana also dressed up as Effie Trinket as Lexi dressed like Katniss on reaping day. Don’t they look wonderful?
If you have read the books you know that foods especially breads are discussed so much and play such an important part of the story so that is what I tried to recreate. With the help of pinterest and Fictional Food I found so much food inspiration.
Peeta’s Burnt Fruit & Nut Bread (left) and of course District 11′s crescent rolls.
Goat Cheese and Apple Tarts. Which were probably my personal favorite food.
I also made (and forgot to take a picture of) the Lamb and Dried Plum Stew. I did just use beed but it was pretty awesome.
The first gifts Lexi opened were wonderfully planned because we can’t eat those wonderful Capitol foods and it still be reaping day.
A dress for the transformation into the girl on fire.
A dress for the transformation into the girl on fire purchased on Etsy.
Some makeup to complete the transformation.
The coal inspired necklace were from the ever lovely Lauren. you may notice there is no makeup on in this picture, well thats because I didn’t get a single standing picture of this dress during the party so I
made asked her put it on the following day for this post of course.
We served food after this and with five kids I put down the camera which means there are no pictured of the orange juice with their cute paper straws and bottles or of the stew.
Then she opened the rest of her gifts.
Diana even brilliantly disguised her gift as as a tribute gift.
A Katniss inspired charm bracelet.
With extra charms inspired by her favorite characters & events also found on Etsy. You also get a glimpse of her new girl on fire inspired glitter ring also from Lauren of Jersey Girl Design.
I attempted to make Cupcakes on Fire from THIS tutorial. As you can see the fact that my kitchen was 84,000 degrees the odds were not ever in my favor for this one. They were still super yummy though and Lexi loved the idea.
She blew out the candles and made her wish. I hope it comes true for her.
At the end of the day we wished our friends well with some little treats to munch on
the train their way home.