Phew! It’s Monday after the opening weekend of The Hunger Games, and my mind is still reeling. I have Opinions about the movie, but I’ll share those later this week (when hopefully everyone has seen it!). A few members of the DC Mafia gathered on Saturday to eat, drink, and be merry, which I think we can all agree was the most Capitol way ever to celebrate a movie about teens murdering one another. But, hey, haters gonna hate, and we enjoyed ourselves anyway!
It was actually quite fitting that we had a Capitol-esque Hunger Games kick-off soiree, as local book blogger Sasha, genuine resident of Panem’s wealthiest Rocky Mountain resort town, was partying with us! Sasha was an extra in the movie (she did an awesome Q&A about it here), and during the movie very graciously refrained from screaming, “LOOK THAT’S ME!” whenever she was onscreen like I totally would have.
More than a few of us were rocking Hunger Games T-shirts, and some of the nail polish, too. Everyone was super creative with their potluck entrees. Cristin brought cookies she hand-stamped with images of mockingjays and dandelions, and Jessica could of course be counted on to bring perhaps the most delicious snack of them all:
The questions were pretty hard, and I was really impressed with how much the DC Mafi-ers remembered!
Then, of course, the game was on and we had to get to the theater in time to snag some uncrappy seats. Our showing was packed, and it was awesome to see the movie surrounded by people who I knew were as excited, nervous, and generally INTO IT as I was!
What about you?? Did you see the movie this weekend? Did you dress up or have a shindig to celebrate the opening?