How to host a Wes Anderson-inspired dinner party | Halloween for grown-ups. See more photos at alaskaknitnat.com

A Wes Anderson Dinner Party

 

A Wes Anderson theme party | a tablescape in the style of The Royal Tenenbaums, The Grand Budapest Hotel and other fine films by Wes Anderson. Perfect for grown-up Halloween dinner parties. See more at alaskaknitnat.com
“Fantastic Mr. Fox” illustration credit: Bambi WIllow via Compfight cc

It’s been a fun couple of weeks here in Alaska blogland, with akshopgirl taking the lead in week one with “Where the Wild Things Are,” and the whimsical wonders of week two’s “Woodland Creature” theme.

In a similar vein, we are dedicating this week to Wes Anderson. We’ve got costume ideas, knitting patterns, cocktails, music mixes, and in this post I’ll show you how to set your table for a Wes Anderson theme party.

How to host a Wes Anderson-inspired dinner party | Halloween for grown-ups. See more photos at alaskaknitnat.com

We’re all adults here. Our days of Halloween ragers have long passed, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate. This theme party is for the folks who have left their kids with the grandparents for the night. It’s fun, it’s classy and you can probably find all the materials in your house (I raided my parents’ place, which, as it turns out, is very Tenenbaum-esque).

A huge thanks to Black Cup for letting us stage our tablescape in their remodeled cafe. The floor tiles alone would make Royal Tenenbaum stop and smirk. If you haven’t had a chance to take a look at Cafe Del Mundo’s makeover, I highly recommend it.

Here’s what you’ll need to host your very own Wes Anderson dinner party.

Materials:

  • An old atlas
  • Red cloth napkins
  • Brass figurines
  • Decadent salt shakers
  • Silver fruit bowl
  • White plates
  • Low vase in emerald green or pink)
  • Red pitcher
  • Flowers
  • Doily
  • Gold candlesticks
  • Red or pink candles
  • Filagree-patterned coasters
  • Wine glasses
  • White mugs (provided by Black Cup)

Make place mats by cutting out pages from an old atlas. Arrange everything just so. Fill fruit bowl with fruit.

How to host a Wes Anderson-inspired dinner party | Halloween for grown-ups. See more photos at alaskaknitnat.com

How to host a Wes Anderson-inspired dinner party | Halloween for grown-ups. See more photos at alaskaknitnat.com

How to host a Wes Anderson-inspired dinner party | Halloween for grown-ups. See more photos at alaskaknitnat.com

How to host a Wes Anderson-inspired dinner party | Halloween for grown-ups. See more photos at alaskaknitnat.com

How to host a Wes Anderson-inspired dinner party | Halloween for grown-ups. See more photos at alaskaknitnat.com

How to host a Wes Anderson-inspired dinner party | Halloween for grown-ups. See more photos at alaskaknitnat.com

How to host a Wes Anderson-inspired dinner party | Halloween for grown-ups. See more photos at alaskaknitnat.com

How to host a Wes Anderson-inspired dinner party | Halloween for grown-ups. See more photos at alaskaknitnat.com

How to host a Wes Anderson-inspired dinner party | Halloween for grown-ups. See more photos at alaskaknitnat.com

Now, whom to dress as for this dinner party?

Here are some suggestions from me and akshopgirl:

  • Margot from “The Royal Tenenbaums”
  • Dudley from “The Royal Tenenbaums”
  • Team Zissou (our friend Fernanda has a delightful post about it)
  • Agatha from “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • Suzy from “Moonrise Kingdom”
  • Mrs. Felicity Fox from “Fantastic Mr. Fox”

Once you have your costumes in order, it’s time to plan your menu for the evening.

Menu ideas

How to host a Wes Anderson-inspired dinner party | Halloween for grown-ups. See more photos at alaskaknitnat.com
The Lobby Boy Cocktail, The Sawbuck

Now all you need is a good music mix, which DJ Spencer Lee has graciously provided, and you’ll be all set for your colorful, stylized dinner party. Cheers!

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