2.04.2012

Groundhog Day Party

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You might be thinking; “Why would someone have a party for Groundhog Day?!” Have you really never celebrated Groundhog Day before? Clearly you are not part of my family if you haven’t! While growing up, we all loved the movie Groundhog Day and have watched it far too much. It is easily the most quoted movie within my mom’s extended family. So, this year since I live so close to all my cousins, I decided to throw a party based around the movie for them.

 

I had so much fun thinking everything up and tying in little details to the movie. I found Punxsutawney Phil on Amazon; isn’t he cute?!

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I had chocolate covered gummy bears for the “Baby Groundhogs” & chocolate covered peanuts for the “Groundhog Droppings.”

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For dinner I served breakfast, basically. We used foods that were all mentioned in “Groundhog Day” and the signs are all lines from the movie.

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For drinks, I made fake Sweet Vermouths. Rita orders this drink repeatedly on the movie and then toasts to world peace.  They were deliciously sweet!

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And here are some more photos for your viewing pleasure! I made the little acorns with Kisses, frosting, Mini Vanilla Wafers and Peanut Butter Chips.

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My older sister Tiffany dressed up as Ralph from the movie & looked perfect!

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My sister Samantha dressed up as Ned Ryerson, the annoying Insurance Agent on Groundhog Day. She looked awesome! Hahaha

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After watching the movie we did a couple of trivia quizzes I created to test everyone’s Groundhog Day knowledge. Yes, my brother Jared got 100% on both! His prize: A roll of quarters (also a line from the movie, of course). The second quiz was tough; I said a line from the movie & everyone had to write the next line and tell us who said it. Yes, we know it that well. Sad, but true! :)

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Here is part of our group of Groundhoggers!

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To thank everyone for coming I made mini cupcakes in cute little tins. Everyone got a little Groundhog finger puppet as well.

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To appreciate this party to the fullest, you might want to go watch Groundhog Day. You won’t regret it, I promise!

Maybe next year when February 2nd comes around, you will think twice. Groundhog Day deserves to be celebrated! :)

This party was so much fun and it gave us all ideas for more movie based parties!

16 comments:

  1. Wow I have never heard of anyone having a groundhog day party. So unique and fun! I think you could turn just about anything into an idea for a party. Where do you find the time?

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    1. I make time for it while watching TV and during Vivi's naps, etc. If I have down time at work, I create some of the paper things on the computer. Basically when I'm home I try to keep my hands busy!

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  2. Oh my goodness! You sure covered it all! That was so awesome I'm blown away. Austin's birthday is on Groundhog's day so maybe one day we'll do this theme for his birthday. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. wow! what a cute idea! I think I am going to copy you ;)

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  4. I love your Phil! Great party ideas for Groundhog Day. I love the movie Ground Hog Day too so maybe I'll put my Phil behind the wheel of a red pickup! LOL Well done, great photos, looks like so much fun. Love Needlenose Ned and Ralph! Wish I was invited . . .

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  5. You should publish your questions for the groundhogs day quiz. This party is perfect for us! We always watch the movie and want to do groundhog parties!

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    1. I can't find my quiz questions anywhere! I wish I made a copy, but if I find it I will definitely post the questions. We even threw another party this year and I didn't think to keep them again...grrr!
      Glad you love the movie as much as we do!

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  6. Amazing! We are having a Groundhog Day party tomorrow – these are all such cute ideas I wish I had time to incorporate all of them into our party!

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  7. OMG I LOVE Groundhog day and am thinking of throwing a party this year for it and found this post :) I went to Punxsutawney for the ceremony last year. It was the coldest Groundhog day in recorded history but being at Gobbler's Knob was the coolest thing I've ever done!

    p.s. It's my families' favorite movie, too, and we we know all the lines :)

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  8. oh here's the link of my post I wrote last year about my trip to Punxsutawney :)

    http://wishesndishes.com/a-groundhog-day-in-the-life/

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  9. Hi :) I am having a Groundhog Day party this year and I'm so excited! I love eveyrthing about your party & will be stealing some ideas! Where ever did you get the cute little signs??

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    1. The little groundhog icon is a foursquare badge that I altered in Paint. Google "groundhog day foursquare badge". :)

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  10. I was also wondering about the signs - did you make everything yourself or purchase them somewhere?

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    1. I made everything. The little groundhog icon is a foursquare badge that I altered in Paint. Google "groundhog day foursquare badge". :)

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  11. Where did you get the little chocolate groundhogs for cupcakes?

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    1. They are actually little rubber finger puppets that I purchased on orientaltrading.com

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