My friend and I have always talked about how awesome a Wes Anderson themed party would be. We decided that New Years would be the perfect time to celebrate Wes Anderson style. Luckily, I had winter break to plan for the party and decided to make each room a different Wes Anderson movie. Here is how it went . . .
My research included many hours of Pinteresting, watching movies and of course this wonderful book borrowed from my friend:
1. The Patio
The patio was Moonrise Kingdom themed with a teepee and fun props.
Props: Felt flag and raccoon patch, arrows, book cover printed and wrapped around another book. Record player found outside my friends house, binoculars, shoes, and raccoon hat ordered online.
The teepee I made with my brother using this tutorial: http://julieblanner.com/how-to-make-a-teepee/
I also printed notes and pinned it n string along with an arrow garland I created using paper.
2. The Kitchen
I decided to to the kitchen like The Grand Budapest Hotel, the details included a lot of quotes and printed images, Mendels boxes, cake stands, perfume, and keys.
These were cards that my husband designed for people to fill out and share their New Year's resolutions.
Here is a recipe I found for Mr. Bean's cookies, they turned out good but I forgot to take a good photo of them:: http://www.vancouverobserver.com/food/recipes/2010/11/04/chefs-kitchen-gets-foxy-mrs-beans-famous-nutmeg-ginger-apple-snaps
3. The Living Room
This room was the Royal Tenenbaums' room filled with old books, photos, Scrabble and of course a tennis racket.
4. The Hall
Here I just printed a bunch of quotes and pictures from the Fantastic Mr. Fox.
5. The Bathroom
Naturally, I had to do the bathroom inspired by The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. I printed quotes, images, created dynamite, and of course a leopard shark.
The party ended up being a blast and my decor was a hit! Everyone's costumes were so great! Here are a few highlights from the party:
Happy New Year! I can't wait for what 2016 will bring!