The need for a Teen Wolf party is just around the corner, as the next season starts up later this summer. And though many of you, dear readers, may not have the type of unhealthy addiction to this show I, The Bellie, have developed, we could not pass up the opportunity to share our Teen Wolf party with you. Why a teen wolf party? Because I'm obsessed. Katie and I watch together. All the time.
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And don't pretend you don't have your own obsession. Nellie would create an Adam Levine party if she thought anyone would join her.
And we love theme parties of all kinds. They're great! Why are we so theme-centric? A few reasons:
- Themes give direction. Whenever you have a clear theme, you cut out thousands of potential options so that you aren't overwhelmed. If your theme is Alice In Wonderland, you know that coffee doesn't fit. But tea does. And lace and pinks and whites are perfect...but glamorous decorations won't work. You get the idea.
- Themes are exciting. When your attendees arrive, they know what the theme is. Blueberry pie without a theme is just blueberry pie. But it is a super clever addition if you have blue everywhere, even in the dessert. Napkins, plates, silverware, beverages...everything can become a piece of the excitement.
- Themes are cheap. You can get away with a whole lot less of everything when people are excited about the theme. Take a look at our beer tasting party and you'll notice that everyone ended up with only about one beer. But because of the way the experience was set up, people didn't even notice.
So that's why we often do theme parties, and in the case of our Teen Wolf party, it was a huge success! Here are our favorite pieces of the theme for you to try at your own:
The nemeton. No party can call itself a Teen Wolf party without some reference to the nemeton. This chocolate nemeton is super simple to create. Print off a picture of the nemeton...put parchment paper over the top, and then squeeze melted chocolate onto the lines. we used a ketchup bottle for this one. We also tried putting melted chocolate in a ziploc bag and that worked alright as well. It might take a couple tries; but it is SO worth it. This chocolate nemeton was later put on top of a cake.
Wolves-bane punch. No teen wolf party is complete without it. We just made up some pretty punch and put flowers in it. Cheap, simple, and effective. Make sure you use edible flowers!!!
Wolf-bitten cookies. Seriously simple, but people really get a kick out of the whole idea. Take something completely normal and boring, and twist it just enough to that it fits the Teen Wolf party really well. You can also try this with other food items. How do you get those perfect looking bites out of the cookie?
You bite them of course! Levi and I had a great time creating these chocolate chip cookies for our party. And yes, we did make sure our friends knew how they were created!!! If you want to be hygienic, you can just cut them with a knife.
Ice bath drink holders. One of the most memorable scenes in the entire Teen Wolf series recreated. We used small foil pansyou can pick up in the kitchen aisle for $1 for three...but if you're having a large party you might want to get the bigger version and put them on the ground. You could also really easily take three buckets and spray paint them silver to be used.
Since we had wolves-bane punch to go along with these, we didn't actually need many bottled beverages. It was just a nice little extra that cost almost nothing so we added it. It was a great visual, though! And next time, we'd bottle up some of our own sodas with homemade soda syrup to make it even more special.
Wolf cupcakes. Make any cupcakes you want, with a light colored frosting, then put a little red food dye on the end of a toothpick and run it through the frosting three times. Automatically makes boring cupcakes into official participants in the Teen Wolf Party. Another really simple thing that adds another layer to your party.
- Use electrical tape to give guests temporary tattoos ala Tyler Posey (Scott).
- Fang cookies.
- Cut Swiss cake rolls into small sections and set them in threes to look like Tyler Hoechlin's tattoo (Derek).
- Consider doing black light and glow sticks to mimic the Halloween party.
- Order pizza and make sushi rolls (California rolls would probably be your best bet).