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My 3rd Annual Hunger Games Party || Food and Games

It’s no secret that I’m a little obsessive, and by a little I mean a lot, about The Hunger Games. I have Hunger Games earrings, a necklace, bracelet, night shirt, jogger pants, t-shirt(s), sweater, blanket, key chain, a whole lotta posters and random trinkets, and lots and lots of blogs about it. I’ve seen The Hunger Games movie 16 times, read through all the books five times, and my ringtone, text tone, and alarm clock are all Hunger Games music. I also want to say that I ace pretty much every trivia test out there. So yeah….

Introducing my 3rd Annual Hunger Games party! My first party I arranged for the one-year anniversary of the first movie, when we still had EIGHT months to wait for Catching Fire. That was a miserable wait…

My second party I planned before Mockingjay last year spur-of-the-moment when I realized one of my friends hadn’t read the books or seen the movies, and I had to get her caught up fast! This year for my third party (I should probably have 74 right? Sounds doable.) it’s for the release of the final Hunger Games movie.

Honestly, I can’t tell if I’m more sad or more excited that it’s coming. I just don’t want it to end!!! I know a lot of people didn’t like the last book, especially the ending. The most common complaints? Too rushed, not enough languishing over deaths, and a not-super-happy ending. I agree, but I am very excited because I really believe the movie can fix every one of those things, and it could possibly become the best of the series (I don’t know though, Catching Fire was incredible). So, as we wait and see, here is my party!!!

First, the decor. I have kept my Hunger Games magazines from each year, and they make great decoration. The photo in the middle was from the official Hunger Games Exhibition in New York City (yes, I planned an entire trip to NYC so I could go to the exhibit…), and the banner I made with this amazing FREE printout!

I planned this all with Pinterest, so if you want to follow my board, here you go.

Hunger Games Decor

Etsy shop here.

Hunger Games Artwork
The Reaping Bowl
Hungry Girl Mix Table
Hungry Girl Mix Ingredients
Hungry Girl Bowls


Arrow Popcorn Cups
Hungry Girl Mix

the story is here), Jason made the other two, and the picture on the table is also from the Hunger Games Exhibit in NYC. The food is the main attraction though, so here goes:

Hunger Games Party Table setup

Hunger Games Party Food Table

recipe, and included a quote from the books with each food element.

“In the Fall, a few brave souls sneak into the wood to harvest apples. But always in sight of the Meadow.” – Katniss Everdeen

Apple Tart

My Nightlock Punch made its reappearance for the third year in the row, but this time I used a new recipe that I liked much better. I just made it up with Blue Hawaiian Punch, White Grape Juice and 7-Up. I didn’t do any specific servings of it, just kind of threw it all together. It turned out!

“My father’s voice comes back to me. ‘Not these, Katniss. Never these. They’re nightlock. You’ll be dead before they reach your stomach.’” -Katniss’ Father

Nightlock Punch

“All right, I’ll make a deal with you. You don’t interfere with my drinking, and I’ll stay sober enough to help you.” -Haymitch Abernathy

Haymitch's Favorite Drink

“Just as the first ray of sun glints of the gold cornucopia, there’s a disturbance on the plain.” -Katniss Everdeen

Chicken Cornucopias

“On the table, under a wooden bowl…sits a perfect little goat cheese wrapped in basil leaves. Prim’s gift to me on reaping day.” -Katniss Everdeen

Prim's Goat Cheese Platter

this recipe.

“Once it’s in the soup, I’ll call it beef.” -Greasy Sae

Greasy Sae's Meatballs

“To this day, I can never shake the connection between this boy, Peeta Mellark, and the bread that gave me hope…” -Katniss

Peeta Chips

Here’s the recipe.

“I don’t want to lose the boy with the bread.” -Katniss Everdeen

Mellark Bakery Cheesy Bread
Hunger Games party food

here’s where I got most of these awesome game ideas.

Staying Alive: As guests arrive, tell them each to take clothespin (Mockingjay Pin) and read a list of words on a sign. I used “play” “fun” and “game”. The way the game works is that if someone gets caught by someone else saying one of the words on the list, they get to take their pin. The person at the end of the party with the most pins wins!

Simultaneously we played “Tribute Battle.” It was reeeeaaally fun! Every time someone “died” I “fired my cannon (Canon)” and took their picture. The credit for that hilarious consequence is my friend Katie.

Tribute Battle: Put one sticker on each person’s back. Draw names to see who you need to “kill” and try to take their sticker (but you can’t tell anyone who you got). The last person standing with a sticker wins!

Staying Alive

The Reaping: As your guests arrive, have them write their name on one slip of paper and put it in the jar. After your guests have all arrived, begin your “reaping.” Every 10-15 minutes, depending on how long your party goes, pull a name out of the jar. Whoever’s name gets selected is out. The final name left in the jar wins a prize!

We also played Real or Not Real Trivia and a Hunger Games Would You Rather? Click on the links to see the questions!


BeanBoozled, with a vindictive element.You have to eat one, but you also get to pick one other person to share in your misery. Muahahahaha…

Nightlock or Not?: Choose a starter, then work clockwise from there. The first person picks out two Nightlock of the same color and picks who else gets the other one. No picking the same person twice in a row, and you must chew at least four times. Once a person has been picked three times they are dead and don’t eat any more. 

BeanBoozled Reactions
Katie and Felicia BeanBoozled


  1. A box of “Life” cereal. Well, duh, because your life is the ultimate prize in the Hunger Games

  2. Lifesavers. I know I don’t have to explain this one either, these two were basically throwaway answers they were so easy. Here come the harder ones.

  3. Chocolate Barkthins. No…not because of trees, not because of the mutts at the end of movie #1, but because Katniss eats Pine bark in the first Hunger Games when she has yet to find food!

  4. Trident gum. Whose weapon of choice is the 75th Hunger Games? Why Finnick’s of course.

  5. A box of Barnum’s Animal Crackers. Yeah, this one was tough. I was SO proud of myself for coming up with it. Well you know why Panem is called Panem right? Because it means (loosely translated) “bread and circuses.” Animal crackers=bread, Barnum=circus. Boom!

President Snow prizes

Jamberry nail wraps, in Pumpkin Spice! I think it looks very “girl on fire.”


Also, for being so dang good looking!

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