Catching Fire, the second movie in the Hunger Games trilogy,
premieres Nov. 22nd
In this follow up to the first Hunger Games story, Katniss and Peeta learn that rebellion is erupting throughout the districts of Panem, and that she has unintentionally become the nation’s heroine and symbol of hope. Then, in an unexpected twist honoring the 75th anniversary of the games, Katniss, Peeta, and 24 other past Hunger Games victors are sent back to the arena to battle again.
If you loved The Hunger Games, you will definitely want to celebrate the arrival of the second movie by hosting a Catching Fire premiere party or Hunger Games themed birthday party! Here are some ideas to help get you started:
Get your guests into the spirit of the event by sending some fun themed party invitations. (If the tributes could be invited, why not your party guests?) We found these great Hunger Games themed invitations at Tiny Prints:
Games Begin Invitations
Golden Arrow Party Invitations
Hunger Games Thank You Cards
The setting in the Hunger Games arena in the second book is a tropical jungle with a salt lake in the center. You might consider decorating for your Catching Fire party using a jungle theme. (You can find some great ideas to help you with this on our jungle party page.)
You can also find lots of great ideas to help you out with all of your Catching Fire party plans on our first Hunger Games party page.
A great way to create ambience at your event is through music. Turn on the Catching Fire soundtrack playing at your party.
Another great way to make your party special is by adding some unique printables to your décor. We’ve created some free Catching Fire printables just for you! Put the quotes in inexpensive frames and set them on your counter or tabletop for instant inspiration. Use the circles for cupcake toppers or fun favor gift tags. Just click on the links below to get to a printable pdf. version of the images.
Your guests have arrived, so now what should you do? Here are a few ideas:
- Watch the original Hunger Games DVD
- Have a costume contest and take lots of pictures! — As in the first movie, in Catching Fire the tributes are again dressed in elaborate costumes to represent their districts. There are lots of fun ideas throughout the books for costumes. There is even a whole line of Hunger Games themed makeup and Hunger Games clothing available for purchase.
- Have a Hunger Games Trivia contest.
- Make your party an interactive game with the Hunger Games Inspired Murder Mystery Dinner Party Game
- Play a Hunger Games board or card game
- Take your party on the road to the nearest cinema to watch Catching Fire on the big screen!
The last thing you want is for your guests to be actually hungry at your Hunger Games party. There are lots of great ideas inspired by Catching Fire, such as mockingjay cookies and cupcakes, and the Capitol’s frothy raspberry soup, that you can check out at FictionalFood.net.
Serve your guest this Catching Fire Mocktail
Catching Fire Mocktail Recipe
- Orange juice
- 1 splash Grenadine syrup (can be found by the drink mixers section of the grocery store)
Fill each glass half-full with ice. Fill glass about 1/3 full of sprite and fill the rest of the way with orange juice. Stir gently to combine. Add a splash of Grenadine syrup and serve! Garnish with oranges or cherries.
There is also a great assortment of Hunger Games cookbooks that you can find on Amazon.com.
Here are some products that would be great for the premiere party. Click on the product for the link.
Hope you found some helpful Catching Fire Party ideas on this page! May the odds be ever in your favor!
For even more great party ideas, be sure to take a look at our Hunger Games party page!