Back in February, I stumbled on some "unofficial" cookbooks based on literary series like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. I reviewed The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, but never got around to the Hunger Games one. Still, it inspired me!
Even then, though, I was eagerly awaiting the release of The Hunger Games film and what I wanted more than anything (at the moment I started flipping through the recipes) was to have a Hunger Games party. We could go see the film, eat HG inspired foods, and dissect the adaptation to our hearts' content!
Logistically, I didn't think this party was going to happen. I live 20 minutes from the closest movie theater and my friends live at least 20 minutes in the other direction. I also plan lavish festivities and then break down in tears when they aren't as grandiose in execution (Gretchen Rubin talks about this phenomenon in The Happiness Project and says that despite this, it is the process that actually causes happiness, even when we are stressed! Take that, Evan!). So, as the date for the movie release got closer, work got crazier, schedules got tighter, and I began to give up.
I shouldn't have worried though!