Just ONE MORE DAY until the Eclipse movie comes out! So how will you be celebrating? If you're planning on going all out in the real Forks, Washington, then check out this exclusive Eclipse premiere package from Dazzled by Twilight!
Vampires, werewolves and dancing, oh my!
Dazzled by Twilight Transforms Forks Into Eclipse Premiere Party Destination For the Pacific Northwest
Who , What, When, Where
Twilight fans from all over the country will flock to theaters on June 30 for the next installment of the Twilight Saga, Eclipse. Dazzled by Twilight, the exclusive Twilight tour and merchandise company in Forks, Washington, will celebrate the release of the third film by hosting several spectacular Eclipse-themed events in Bella Swan's hometown that weekend.
The festivities begin with a highly exclusive package offered by Dazzled by Twilight on the evening of Tuesday, June 29th, which includes a themed tour of Forks, dinner at the Kalaloch Lodge Restaurant, transportation to and from Aberdeen for the midnight release at Coming Attractions Theater, hotel accommodations in Forks, membership to the Dazzled by Twilight Guest Club and more! The events don't end there. Visitors can experience July 4th weekend in Forks with a full schedule of events dedicated to the release of the third installment of the Twilight saga. On Friday, July 2 through Sunday, July 4, fans can take the official and exclusive Twilight tour of Forks, enjoy bonfires on Rialto Beach, shop exclusive sales at the enormous Dazzled by Twilight merchandise store, rock out to a live band at The Twilight Lounge and attend the weekend's most spectacular event, a formal event called The Eclipse Newborn Ball. The best part? All events are FREE*.
Along with the events hosted by Dazzled by Twilight, the city of Forks will hold an Independence Day parade on July 4th, followed by a fantastic fireworks display. All events are open to the public and are free of charge.
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Or if you just want to stay close to home, then Penny Warner from Balloon Time has some great vampire party ideas!
"Vampire Parties are all the rage, thanks to books, TV shows, and movies like “Twilight,” “True Blood,” and “Vampire Diaries.” Whether you’re a fan of vampire Team Edward or werewolf Team Jacob, barmaid Sookie Stackhouse and vampire Bill Compton, or good/evil vampire brothers Stefan and Damon Salvatore Salvatore, you can host a Night of the Living Dead party to celebrate a birthday, Halloween, or the latest vampire episode.
There are lots of vampire-related party supplies available, but you can easily make your own invitations and personalize them to your theme. For a Coffin Invitation, fold a sheet of black construction paper in half. Draw the shape of a coffin on the paper, making sure one side of the coffin is on the fold. Cut out the coffin and write “Do not open until midnight” or “Open at your own risk” on the front using a sparkly pen. Or you can type it up on the computer using a spooky font, print it, cut it out, and glue it to the front. Next find a picture of your favorite vampire on the Internet or in a fan magazine and copy it for each invitation. Open the coffin and glue the picture on the right-hand side. On the opposite side, write the party details. For added fun, cut out drops of “blood” from red paper and place them in the envelope. Or add a set of vampire teeth.
Ask your guests to come as their favorite vampire—or werewolf—past or present. When they arrive, offer them face paints, vampire teeth, and vials of fake blood to add to their costumes. Make simple capes out of black fabric and hand them out to guests.
Create a gothic atmosphere with helium-inflated black and red balloons. Tie the balloons onto furniture, to backs of chairs, and float them to the ceiling. Turn the lights down and light candles, or string holiday lights around the room. Replace regular light bulbs with black lights and red bulbs. Make a giant coffin using a large appliance box. Paint it black, add a string of garlic or a wooden cross to the top, and place it in the center of the room to use for setting out snacks. Place vampire fangs, garlic, and plastic bats around the room or hang them from the ceiling. Cover your mirrors and black out your windows. Set the table with a black cloth and bright red paper products. Use vampire teeth as napkin rings. Make a centerpiece using a glass bowl, fill it with red tinted water, and float black candles. Make some personalized tombstones from cardboard or foam, and write epitaphs on them for each guest. Set them around the room. Play Clair de Lune, Muse, and Coldplay music in the background.
Games and Activities
*Team Trivia. Divide guests into two teams and have them answer trivia questions about vampires and such from “Twilight,” “True Blood,” or “Vampire Diaries.”
*Quote the Vampire. Write down quotes from the vampire books or shows and have guests try to identify the speaker.
*Vamping Vampires. Write down scenes from your favorite vampire film, book, or show, and have guests act them out for one another to guess.
*Vampire Shirt. Let guests make their own t-shirts with their favorite vampires or sayings on them. Print pictures of vampires and sayings on iron-on paper using the computer, and then let guests iron them on and decorate with glitter glue, sequins, and other embellishments.
*Vampire Videos. Watch videos of your favorite vampire films or TV shows. Don’t forget the originals, such as “Dracula,” or the popular “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
Serve lots of red-colored food to satisfy that thirst for blood—red licorice, sliced red peppers, strawberries, red apples, red salsa with red tortilla chips, French fries with ketchup dip. Ask the bakery to tint a loaf of bread red, then make sandwiches with red jam. Cut out bat-shaped cookies, bake them, and spread with chocolate icing.
Offer a variety of red-colored drinks for the vampire guests, such as tomato juice, cranberry juice cocktail, red punch, red sports drink, etc. Freeze gummy worms in red water to make ice cubes for the drinks.
Make a coffin-shaped or tombstone-shaped red velvet cake, covered with chocolate icing.
Give the vampires plastic teeth, black capes, fake blood, posters of hot vampires, face painting makeup, videos of the shows, or other vampire related gifts—there are lots available!
Now if you wanted to go to a Twilight Saga Experience party by AMC, but tickets were all sold out, don't worry. AMC will be holding more screenings in more locations! Click here for details.