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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
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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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

323 responses to “Host a Twilight Theme Party at Home”

  1. lauren mackintosh says:

    oh my god this is brilliant, im looking at having a twilight party with a few mates and you have just given me some excellent ideas, i cannot wait to show them off to my fellow twilighter’s

  2. Linda says:

    my birthday is comming up so i am having a twilight theme thanks for the good ideas

  3. Kiersten says:

    OMG!!! i love this!!! Im having a Twilight themed sweet 16 and will totally have to steal some ideas!!!! you did such a fantastic job!!! so creative and smart!!!

  4. Miss Julie Belle says:

    Hi, I am planning a New Moon Premiere Party and am coming up with some ideas for me and my pals (we are going to the midnight premiere! yahoo!!) Do you have any ideas for Premiere Goody Bags? I made some for the premiere of Twilight, you can check that out at my blog:
    , do you have any ideas for New Moon? I would really appreciate any help/insight!!You are VERY creative and I love all of your ideas!

  5. Chinel says:

    my Twilight party is next week & I’m so nervous but realy, realy excited! Jen you’re amazing!
    it’s on the same day as my actual birthday, i have rented a hall but still need to find twinkie lights which fyi are a must
    I just came back from oddering my cake so im soooooooo excited. the party is pretty small- only 25 people are coming but it’s still s dream come true!!
    thanks sooooooooo much Jen i might start a blog & post some pictures that i take to show you
    Chinel Cullen
    xx .

  6. clo says:

    OME! I am planning a twilight party and those ideas i just have to use!!!! Thanks a ton! try putting a sign on your front door saying “welcome to forks, population-vampires.”

  7. Bella says:

    i think you should get big pics of edward and bella and have someone take the pictures of you and your friends with them!

  8. Bella Cullen says:

    OMG idk what to do for my twilight bday but your ideas are fangtastic Jen!

  9. Gabi says:

    i was planning on having a halloween party. just a regular one, but now im definetly doing all this stuff! thanks so much for all the ideass!

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  11. Mesiah says:

    I just had my Twilight-themed 27th birthday celebration this past Friday, and it was a success!

    A huge HUGE thank you, since I utilized the print-outs you provided. All of my friends thought I did a fantastic job. =)

    Thinking about having a New Moon birthday next year for my 28th. Hoping you create some snazzy print-outs then. ;) You are amazing, and extremely creative. I thank you Jenn!


    PS: Here is a link to my photo album on Facebook of my party. Please don’t judge me — I got pretty trashed towards the end of the night. LOL.

  12. Jacobs Mom says:

    Such creativity. Thanks for so many good ideas. Will be using your ideas for a sweet sixteen party for my daughter’s babysitter.

  13. mariah says:


  14. Dana says:

    This is perfect! I am having a party before the New Moon movie. your ideas rock!
    go team Edward.

  15. Jillian says:

    Have you posted a link to print the blood bag (Twizzler) labels? I LOVE the idea. Thanks :)

  16. Quick question – did you print the quotes and bottle labels on any specific type of paper, or in a specific way? i.e. certain printer, paper…that kind of thing.

    Thanks in advance!

  17. jenn s. says:

    Hi Amber –
    Your best bet would be photo quality paper if you’re printing these at home – it will hold the ink a lot better and make the colors brighter. I had a friend that works at a copy shop (similar to Kinkos) print these for me – and they used a good quality matte paper, similar to the standard color-copy paper used at Kinkos. Good luck! :)

  18. Jennifer says:

    Hi Jenn- LOVE the party such cute ideas! I have a question..If I wanted to print the labels at Kinkos how do I go about doing it..can I send this link to them and print them when I get there..or do I have to print it out at home and take it there? Thanks SO much!

  19. jenn s. says:

    Hi Jennifer –

    The easiest way would probably be to send them the links to the pdfs directly, instead of to this post. Here are the direct links:

    They can download them directly – or you could of course always bring them with you on a disc or thumbnail flash drive too – but they should be able to access them either way.

    Good luck! :)

  20. Jennifer says:

    Jenn- Thanks alot!!

  21. Karen Palmer says:

    Hi Jenn – thank you so much. I have convinced our
    local diner to turn it into the Forks Diner on Halloween night and have a Twilight Night. Our PSU
    students are dressing like the Cullens, even our
    local Police Dept. is giving us a police car to say
    Forks Police Dept. Car dealers are bringing in a
    silver Volvo, Bella’s look-a-like truck Rosalie’s
    convertible and of course, the Jeep of Emmetts
    We have prizes and the Forks Diner Menu
    decorations and are expecting a huge crowd.
    Anyone out there close by come on it’s FREE
    only pay for what you order from menu.
    DuBois, Pennsylvania (DuBois Diner)
    Please list on your site if you can.
    Go to DuBois and see the diner.

    Love, Karen
    thanks for some more party tips

    can’t wait for NEW MOON

    [email protected]

  22. Carmen says:

    I forwarded the links to my local Kinkos store and they won’t print them because of copyright infrigement. Any ideas? Also, can you please post a link to the labels you used twizzler bags? They look different than the ones you used for the drink labels. Did you use sticky labels for those or just tape them on the back? Please let me know, my party is Saturday

  23. Crystal says:

    Where can the red gem thingys be purchased? I was looking for some at Walmart and didnt see any… anyone have any ideas?

  24. Crystal says:

    Hi Jenn, thanks so much!! I appreciate it! I noticed in one of the comments above it says that Kinkos would not allow her to have the labels printed off… do you think Staples would have a problem doing it?

    I also just wanted to say that this is best idea ever, I cannot WAIT to have this party!

  25. jenn s. says:

    Carmen & Crystal –

    The best way to get around the copyright issue is probably to just download them at home first and bring them to Kinkos on a disc or thumbnail drive.

    Of course if they read the post, it should be obvious that the labels were purposely made available for people to download, but maybe they’ve had issues with that in the past and have strict rules about it. If you bring them in on a disc though, you should be fine ;) Good luck!

  26. Crystal says:

    Thank you Jen! :) I really appreciate it!

  27. Lexi says:

    I’m having my 10th birthday party and I love this idea. If anyone could give me some ideas about incorporating twilight theme party as a pool party.
    Please write me soon, because my birthday is coming up soon and I don’t have much time. Thanks! :-)!

    I’m going to have to
    download these ideas

  28. taylor says:

    thanks so much. love the ideas !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

  29. Shari B says:

    Hey I’m having a New Moon Movie Release party on November 19th before my friends and I go to the midnight showing. Do you have any great ideas for that yet?

  30. jenn s. says:

    Hi Shari –
    We’re working on New Moon party ideas right now! Look for them to here in early – mid October :)

  31. Kim S. says:

    I LOVE the movie quotes. was wanting to use then for my daughter’s 16th birthday party. can not download them could you email them to me?

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  33. Jodi says:

    Luv the ideas….tried to download the 5×7 quotes and error message file is corrupt. Can you email them to me?



  34. Tammy says:

    Is there a name for that font? It’s so cool. I’m not a computer person all the help I can get would be less stressful as I try out some of your WONDERFUL ideas. Thanks!

  35. jenn s. says:

    Hi Tammy –

    The main “Twilight” font is called Zephyr and you can get it here:

    and the other one I used is called “Be Safe” – and you can get that one here:

    jenn :)

  36. jenn s. says:

    Um…WOW. Thanks, Val, for letting me know that was happening! :0

  37. val says:

    hey no prob, I’ve been a fan of your site for a while and you’re pretty much amazing. I just hate to see people abuse your freebies. :)

  38. tammy says:

    Hey Jenn,
    Thank you so much. Your site has made me very excited to have my own Twilight gathering.
    Thanks for the ideas and downloads. You have a gift. You’re very kind to share it.
    Best of luck on any future ideas.