This past Saturday, the citizens of Panem gathered for a celebration.
The 25th Annual Hungers Games–my very own Quarter Quell–took place. Needless to say, it was glorious.
But I figure, why tell you when I can show you?
May the odds be ever in your favor… to get through the smorgasbord of photos you are about to be subjected to.
Let the Games begin!
First up: SUSTENANCE!
Choose your weapon.
Cherry blossom district cupcakes and red velvet mockingjays.
Lamb stew with dried plums (my own recipe!) and Caesar (Flickerman) salad. Get it? GET IT?!
Fruit cornucopias and crostini with goat cheese & apples.
Peeta Pita chips & hummus.
Next up: LIBATIONS! (Sidebar: My cousin Nicky–Reaping Katniss–hand-drew the mockingjay pins on those shot glasses. Amazing, right?)
Nightlock punch. Drink at your own risk.
So. Many. Jello shots. From left to right, those are mosaic jello shots, strawberry champagne, and cupcake jello shots. Yep, you read that correctly. CUPCAKE jello shots. Let’s take a closer look:
Aaaand one more time:
So. Effie-ing. Good.
And finally, the most important part: THE GUESTS! (Or, at least as many photos of the guests as I could take before I got too, ehm, libation…ed. Heh.)
Katniss Everdeen, the Girl on Fire. 😉
Reaping Katniss and Seneca Crane(‘s beard).
District 2’s Tribute vs. The Capitol.
Citizens of the Capitol came out to PLAY.
(Another sidebar: I would absolutely sacrifice my dignity and become a citizen of the Capitol if it meant I got to wear lashes like Megan’s everyday.)
Katnisses of the world unite!
Even the pets of Panem came out to say hi.
The Ai’s have it! (That’s never gonna get old, by the way. Nope. Not a chance.)
Thanks for all the birthday love, super fun times, and, of course, birthday wine, friends! Happy Hunger Games INDEED. <3 <3 <3