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Mar 25, 2012 08:42 PM

A Hunger Games Party!

So my geeky friends and I have been tossing around the idea of having a Hunger Games inspired dinner/cocktail/movie night.

Since the books are filled with descriptions of food and meals, we think it'll be fun. Some definite ideas:

- Bread with nuts and raisins (the bread Peeta throws to Katniss when they're twelve)
- Basil leaves with goat cheese (what Prim makes for Katniss on the Reaping day)
- Lamb stew with rice (Katniss's favorite!)

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  1. Doesn't District 11 send Katniss a croissant which is typical of their district in appreciation of honoring Rue?

    Or how about Katniss and Peeta's first meal on the train: "The supper comes in courses. A thick carrot soup, green salad, lamb chops and mashed potatoes, cheese and fruit, a chocolate cake." Or. . . ."Greasy Sae’s concoction of mice meat, pig entrails, and tree bark—a winter specialty"

    1. To be really authentic, make each guest forage for their own food. Or a soggy loaf of bread with nuts and raisins. In the movie there were tons of small cakes and desserts.

        1. Stumbled upon this blog tonight. Great ideas: You'll have to go far down the blog to No. 6 for her Hunger Game ideas.

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          1. re: noodlepoodle

            I just keep thinking that judging by her movie roles, Jennifer Lawrence must look to casting directors like a girl who could eat a squirrel. (She was brilliant in both movies I've seen her in, so I'm guessing that looking-like-a-girl-who-could-eat-a-squirrel is a pretty good casting criterion). Don't serve squirrel, though, at least if I'm invited. I would make a dandelion salad, serve goat cheese wrapped in basil, and probably the lamb stew over rice. For dessert you could go shiver in the yard and suck on mint leaves.

          2. This is a great idea, sounds like a fun party!