Last weekend I hosted our second annual Lord of the Rings marathon. All 3 extended versions of the movies = 13 hours of awesomeness! I had a lot of fun planning out the menu though we did have to combine a few of the meals for time's sake.
First Breakfast, Second Breakfast, Elevensies
- Hard-boiled Eggs
- Grape tomatoes
- Cheese Cubes
- Finger Sandwiches
- Cherry Scones with clotted cream and jam
- Chicken Curry Balls
- Strawberries & Cream
- Croissant rolls
- Cream Puffs
And then of course for snack there was Lembas bread! If you don't know what that is, let Legolas here explain it to you:
Lembas bread is typically wrapped in Mallorn leaves. I found a pattern for the leaves and a delicious recipe here. The website suggests making the leaves with craft foam, but I used cardstock.
I bought a pack of different shades of green and I think they turned out really nice. I drew the spines on the leaves with a green highlighter (on both sides so it looked more like an actual leaf.) Then I wrapped the bread up and tied it with some twine. It was a great snack in between meals. And the leftovers made a nice addition to my breakfast the next morning. More pictures of the party and a link to the drinking game we played after the jump!
We watched the blu-ray version which was stunning.
Here is the spread for breakfast. You can see the AWESOME Minas Tirith cake my friend Liz made. I mean, WOW. I also printed out labels for the food in a Bilbo Baggins font I downloaded.
Once again we had the map of Middle Earth with cut outs of the characters so we could move them around based on where they were during the movie.
Close-up of some of the cut outs. Yes, there are Lego people in there.
We used a movie poster as a shade. Resourceful AND nice to look at!
Liz cutting the cake. It was delicious and loved by all.
And because I know this is most likely why you kept reading, here's the website to the drinking game: Drink Yourself Into Middle Earth.