06 Apr

Host a Twilight Theme Party at Home

twilight party ideas

This past Friday I invited my local Twilight-loving friends over to watch the new DVD that just came out… and I’ve gotta say it was a fun excuse for a party! Although my husband wasn’t really surprised that I was decorating for this get-together, he still asked, “Why all the fuss to watch a DVD?“.

The answer is simple of course: for fun! The way I see it is this: I can sit on my couch in my regular living room and watch a movie any ol’ Friday night, so when the movie lends itself to a fantasy-type theme that’s the perfect excuse for breaking out the twinkle lights and red martini’s, why the heck not? Life is too short not to mix things up when you can… and there’s no reason why we should save all the fun for just birthdays and holidays!

twilight party ideas

The main elements of this particular Twilight party were:

mood lighting created with white twinkle lights & candles
red (blood-themed) cocktails, favors, & drinks
apples & Italian food
framed quotes from the book & movie (pictured at top & below), which I dressed up a bit in photoshop, then printed out & framed. (The framed quote above is a line from the movie that Edward says when he catches an apple in a manner that mimics the book cover.)

Want to use these movie quote designs for your party? Download all of them right here: 8×10 quotes (3.1 M pdf) / 5×7 quotes (6.3 M pdf). *If you have trouble opening the files once downloaded, please see the “Download Tips” note at the bottom of this post.

twilight party ideas

I designed these downloadable blood-themed drink labels a couple weeks ago and mocked them up digitally in an earlier post, but they look way better in person when wrapped around bottles of red sodas,  juices, and cocktail mixers! (Remove the original labels from the bottles first. Soaking them in hot water for 10-15 minutes first will make this task easier.)

Download these drink labels here (high res pdf format).
Label designs include: i’m thirsty, drink up, type A negative, type B positive, and type O negative

twilight party ideas

More easy party decor ideas: Fill glass vases with apples, pillar candles, floating candles, and dark red acrylic sea glass. Decorate the vases with satin ribbon, black tulle, sparkly stickers, and movie quotes.

twilight party ideas

Rhinestone appliques would be appropriate decor for the vases too… anything sparkly is actually a great reference to the “diamond” effect that sunlight creates on the vampires.

twilight party ideas

Since the changing color of Edward’s eyes are a big part of the story, I thought that would be a good thing to call out with a quote as well. (For those of you that haven’t read the story, black eyes = thirsty/hungry.)

twilight party ideas

If you’re planning to serve dinner at the party, Italian is a great choice for a couple key reasons:
Bella orders Mushroom Ravioli in the Port Angeles restaurant with Edward. (as seen in the picture in the background above, which is from the book Twilight: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion – only $9.68 at Amazon.com)
In the movie, the Cullens attempt to make Italian food for Bella when she visits their home for the first time. I framed Esme’s line: “We’re making Italiano for you.” to display on the buffet table by the food.

twilight party ideas

On the drinks table, framed signs read: “thirsty?” and “drink up.” (Both signs are included in the ” 5×7 quotes” pdf.)

twilight party ideas

Also served, but not pictured here: red wine & red Pomegranate-Cran Martinis served in martini glasses rimmed with a “hard candy blood drip“.

Last but not least are the party favors…red candy in cellophane bags make for fun, super-easy “blood bag” party favors.  These bags are filled with Red Vines (which Bella is also seen eating in the movie) and aptly named Twizzler “Bites“. Both the candy and the cellophane bags are from Target, but there’s also a huge variety of red candies available online.

twilight party ideas

Another fun favor idea: sparkly red lip gloss! These red-shimmer NYC Liquid Lip Shine glosses were only $1.72 each at Target! Display them with a little sign that reads “Vampire Kisses“.

twilight party ideas

*Check out more pictures of the party details over at the Twilight Screening Party facebook album.


MORE Twilight party ideas:

In my dreamworld – if I had the time/resources/excuse to do even more with this theme – here are some ideas that would top the list (in no particular order):

Use a fog machine and hang umbrellas to give the effect of Forks – rainy and misty.

Include a chocolate fountain in the dessert buffet – featuring white chocolate that’s been dyed red to look like blood, of course!

Serve Red Velvet Cupcakes that look like they’ve been splattered with blood… just like these fabulous creations from Retro Bakery in Las Vegas:

twilight vampire cupcakes

Create napkin rings from glow in the dark plastic fangs… and have more sets of fangs available for photo opps!

Drizzle bowls of popcorn with butter that’s been colored red.

Set up a creative, themed black & red candy buffet…mixed in with “bloody” candy accents and clever details from the movie.

Have the Twilight Movie Soundtrack playing as background music before the movie.

Play some sort of movie trivia or themed game – and give a golden onion as the prize. (This is the same thing that Bella & Edward “won” in Biology; to create: literally spray paint a store-bought onion gold!)

Make “blood drip candles” by drizzling melted was from a red candle on top of a white taper candle, then displaying them in cool candelabras – like this fabulous & elegant Red Acrylic Candelabra from Social Couture.

If this was the theme for a big-budget event, I’d love to recreate the look of the meadow by bringing in lots of foliage and covering some of the tabletops with dewy grass & purple flowers. How fun would THAT be?! And then, of course – there’s that fantastic twinkle light canopy from the prom scene at the end of the movie…sigh…like I said: dream!


Hope you found some good inspiration here for a Twilight party of your own!

Have more party ideas to add? Please share them in the comments section!

Looking for New Moon Party Ideas? Check out our Free New Moon Printables too!


IMPORTANT NOTE: You are free to download and print these movie quote & drink label designs for your personal use only. They may be printed from your PC or at any commercial print shop such as FedEx Office/Kinkos.

Please do not attempt to resell or redistribute these designs. If you’d like blog about these templates, please make sure to link to the full post at HWTM and not directly to the downloadable files. Thank you!


Download Tips: When files are downloaded to a PC, you might need to “extract” them before they’ll open properly, especially if it looks like the files size looks very small, which means it is probably still compressed. Select the file that won’t open and look for a button at the top of your downloads folder that says “Extract”, then click it.  For some reason this only happens to some and not others – not sure why!

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jessica SAYS:

Thanks so much, I’m on a budget and your ideas are awesome!

Reply March 26, 2010 at 8:34 pm

Michelle SAYS:

I love these ideas. My sister and I are planning a Pre- Eclipse party in June.( Yes we are already planning) Its going to be big, red carpet and all. We still are lookin for ideas for favor bags. We have a few like Eclipse Gum, Twilight Woods lotions from Bath& Body Works, red apple charms for bracelets, etc…. If you have any more please let me know. Super Excited!

Reply March 28, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Kierstin SAYS:

Oh my Gosh! Thank you so much for these fabulous ideas and the labels! I’m so glad i found this web page, i dont know what i would have done without it!! Now, when i turn 13 i can have the best birthday ever! THANK YOU.THANK YOU.THANK YOU.

Reply March 29, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Bobbie J. SAYS:

WOW! Loved your ideas. My PARTY was the BOMB! Tweaked a few of yours, added some of my own and VIOLA! Fab Party! Thanks!

Reply March 30, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Mindy SAYS:

Love all of these ideas! For my first Twilight party, dessert was chocolate pots de creme with bright red raspberry sauce. The sauce was delicious and looked very blood-like…I’m sure it would be great on the red velvet cupcakes, too!

Reply March 31, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Sarah SAYS:

I am having a twilight themed 14th birthday party and some of these ideas are deifnately going on the list especially the drinks i love them they are a great idea!

Reply April 1, 2010 at 11:58 pm

Catherine SAYS:

thx! alot im having a twilight party soon, this is going to be super amazing!! it seems like so much fun, o and i have all the recipes for every major food in twilight!!

Reply April 2, 2010 at 3:21 pm


We are having a Twlight Party tonight! We used a lot of your ideas! So excited!

Reply April 5, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Jackie SAYS:

My friends threw me a Twilight party last night using many of your ideas! It was the best birthday surprise! Oh, and Amy right above me was one of the hostesses! Thank you for posting these neat ideas! :)

Reply April 6, 2010 at 6:59 am

emily SAYS:

yes. i am luvin the ideas and will definately be stealing them

Reply April 6, 2010 at 9:10 am

Krystal Dhondt SAYS:

Love the Twilight and New Moon ideas! You wouldn’t happen to have anything for Eclipse would you?

Reply April 13, 2010 at 4:29 pm

Jennifer SAYS:

Let me know if you come up with a PDF of quotes for Eclipse. We are having a birthday party for a friend at the release party and I am going to use some of your ideas. You truely are the hostess with the mostess. Thanks again!

Reply April 13, 2010 at 5:08 pm


Krystal & Jennifer –
I am planning to do some for Eclipse… been getting a lot of requests for those lately so I should probably get on that soon. I’ll post them as soon as they’re ready! :)

Reply April 14, 2010 at 9:05 am

Natai SAYS:

Thank you soooo much Jenn!!!!

Reply April 14, 2010 at 9:35 am

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