Confessions of a Twilight Mom – Guest Blogger Tammy

Confessions of a Twilight Addict
Way back in January of 2009, I discovered Twilight.  And something about it resonated within me, and became a part of my being. What was it?  I’m still not sure – maybe it’s the story of self-discovery.  Maybe it’s the hope of knowing that there’s a place out there for everyone, no matter how ‘different’ they are (feelings I’ve often experienced myself) Maybe it was Edward – who, to me, is everything I love about my own husband…  See, at the time, I was mentally drifting away from everyone in my life, and this story ‘woke me up’ and made me realize that everything I thought I was missing was already right there in front of me – I just had to nurture it!  So how could I not have it become a part of me?
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Things escalated for me when I found out that a neighbour was also feeling the same way about this wonderful series – and we made a lifelong friend connection.  To this day, she is my ‘Twi-Partner-In-Crime’, and both of our families have become very close – our hubby’s get along famously, and our kids are like siblings. It makes me smile every time I think of our journey.  Speaking of journeys, we even went on a family vacation together to visit Forks, and all the Washington and Oregon movie set locations that we could find!  It was a spectacular journey that we still talk about fondly today!   And it was the first of many joint family vacations and shared holidays.  So it was a natural thing for the two of us to host a Twilight DVD release party….  Never did I imagine what I was getting myself into!
 MY Twi-friend, Sarah, and I in ForksSummer vacation 2009 75 - Tammy and Sarah with Bella's truck
 
My Favourite family portraitSummer vacation 2009 160, the Masters' at the Forks sign
 
I had a crazy idea that I wanted to try a themed party for the day that Twilight was released on DVD.  I wanted to spread the joy with others, and I knew there was a lot of Twi-hards out there.  I picked a pyjama party theme, and a roomful of Twi-moms sat and watched the movie and the 2 discs of extras that made us swoon (Hello – Edward’s piano concert, anyone?) all the time in our comfy pj’s and pigtails.  We ate a ton of popcorn.  We drank pop. I decorated the house with movie posters, the lovely postcards from my deluxe DVD set, and a few magazines I had accumulated.  I hung a disco ball in my living room that is still there today! We had a total blast, and vowed to get together again for New Moon.
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Well, when New Moon finally came along, I thought about ways to make the party even MORE fun.  I decided on the theme of Bella’s birthday – just like in the movie.  I made Twi-crafty decorations, we had special food like Team Edward/Team Jacob cupcakes, and wine with funny names like Vampire, Black Swan, and Copper moon.  I even bought New Moon plates and decorations.  We wore our Team T-shirts and had a lot of fun.
Choose your team, Errrrr, cupcake…..New Moon DVD party
 
So of course, when Eclipse came along, I had to ramp up the fun just a little bit more.  I had the usual official decorations (which was being added to more and more, I might add) and decided on a graduation theme.  I made a red velvet cheesecake to die for, and the wine selection was all about Vampire.  We wore our Bella’s bracelets that we made and our Team shirts.
Some of our goodies
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Then there was Breaking Dawn part 1 – the Twi-party of all Twi-parties.  The one party I had been looking forward to the most!  Everything I had done before was all leading up to this one!  I threw feathers everywhere!  I made a freaking wedding cake!  We drank champagne, vampire venom punch, and made feather fascinators for the wedding themed party.  I decorated with more attention to detail than ever before!  It. Was. Epic.
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The wedding cake, mmmmmm chocolate and red velvet mmmmmmmDSCF2172
So how do I outdo myself for the final Breaking Dawn party?  Well, without giving away too much of the surprise, I decided against my original plan of a Twi-baby shower, and instead  we are going to celebrate the entire series as a whole.  Think themed food, more crazy wine names, and the decorating is already blowing my mind.  The party is happening in only a few days…. Will I be ready to say a final good-bye to all things Twilight?  No, I don’t think so, but at least I’ll have a ton of fond memories to take away from it.  I’m not ready to take down that disco ball yet.  And who knows, I may start another brand of themed parties…. Mortal Instruments and Vampire Academy parties all have a nice ring to them…..
Contact Tammy and visit more of her obsessions over at: 
 
madmusingsofmastersmind@blogspot.ca

About Lisa Lunney

A Canadian gal that firmly believes words can change the world. An avid reader, writer and Autumn/Winter lover. She excels at communications and writes for pleasure and profession.
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1 Response to Confessions of a Twilight Mom – Guest Blogger Tammy

  1. Megan says:

    Oh man Tammy, now I am so darn excited to come to your Breaking Dawn Part 2 party!

Thanks for the read.

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