Recipes & Crafts Inspired by The Hunger Games!

March 14, 2012 2012, crafts based on ya books, films, food in books, fun links, hunger games, recipes, Wendy 59

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Stamped Hunger Games Cookies
Ready for more Hunger Games love? 
Yesterday, we shared some of our favorite handmade Hunger Games gift ideas. Today, we have a round-up of some great recipes, crafts, and cool stuff inspired by the trilogy. I love the thought and creativity that went into all these projects, which show a real love and appreciation for the books. Perhaps you’ll find some ideas to help you get ready for the big movie day next week!
Hunger Games Food & Recipes

Fictional Food always writes such tasty and thorough recipes that blend their love for books with their love for culinary delights! Some of the best Hunger Games recipes I’ve seen are linked below. I also liked the Chicken with Creamy Orange Sauce from Katniss’ lunch with Cinna, lthough apparently you should avoid the pale purple melon.

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Cupcakes on Fire
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Mellark’s Bakery Goat Cheese & Apple Tarts
From other sources, you can also find the recipes for Honey-Vanilla Pudding and Hearty Raisin & Nut Granola Bread, or even vote on your favorite recipe in the San Jose Mercury News’ Hunger Games Recipe Contest! I think I’m going to have to try out that broth that tastes like springtime.
Hunger Games Crafts & Tutorials

There have been so many great craft projects inspired by The Hunger Games, too. Take a look at some of the beautiful work below, some of which have tutorials so you can make your own keepsake.

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Hunger Games Arena Embroidery
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Hunger Games Jewelry & Magnets (Tutorial)
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Mockingjay Pin (tutorial)
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Screenprint a Glittery Tee Shirt (tutorial)
Hunger Games Beauty

And if you planned to get all dolled up for the movie’s opening day, maybe you’d like to pay homage to Katniss by emulating her hairstyle or creating fiery nails! 

Hunger Games tutorial: Katniss braid
Katniss’ Braid (tutorial)
Hunger Games tutorial: Katniss nails on fire
Nails on Fire (tutorial)
I also love the idea of Cinna’s Skyliner, as pictured in these teaser campaigns below. It’s unclear if it’s actually a product that will be available for sale, but the Lionsgate ad is pretty cool. And it’s easy enough to find gold liner online and in stores if you want to get the look.
Hunger Games beauty: Cinna's Liquid Skyliner
Cinna’s Liquid Skyliner

Anyway, it’s always so fun to see the creative ways that people pay tribute (heh, tribute) to their favorite books. I am going to try and whip up a little Hunger Games surprise for a friend of mine in the next week or so. If all goes well, I’ll post photos here on the blog.  

And last but not least, you may have seen photos from this beautiful HG wedding shoot that I posted on Pinterest last week. I love that the cake and food is not just the cover artwork.

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Hunger Games wedding, cake, arrows,

Hope you’ve enjoyed browsing these Hunger Games-inspired projects. Have you made or purchased anything HG-related? Are you going to the midnight show next week? I can’t believe that opening day is finally drawing near. The wait is almost over, fellow fans!

59 Responses to “Recipes & Crafts Inspired by The Hunger Games!”

  1. Derrolyn

    Just putting it out into the ether – you saved the day with the stamped cookie post. My 13yo needed a food to bring to class next week for a book report (The Lovely Bones) and all I could think of was baby back ribs…ick.
    We can work with the cookies, and it’ll be ever so much neater.
    Thanks for that.

    • Wendy Darling

      Aw, yay! I’m so glad the post saved that project for your son. And wow, 13 year olds are reading LOVELY BONES? That’s pretty amazing. What did you put on the cookies, out of curiosity?

    • Wendy Darling

      I wish I could do my hair like that. *sigh* I’d love to attend a wedding like that as guest, but I’m not sure I’d actually do it myself. (If I were to do it again, that is…)

  2. Jasprit

    Such a fabulous post Wendy, those cupcakes and tarts look scrummy! (I don’t even know if that is a word, but that’s how they’re making me feel! :)

  3. Sarah (saz101)

    Uh, wow? The cookies and the cupcakes are AMAZING! And the embroidery! And! Uh, seriously. WOW.

    The goats cheese and apple tarts? I am literally salivating.

  4. Candace

    Wow! Tons of awesome stuff that I WANT! I really want those awesome nails! And those cupcakes are making me HUNGRY!

    • Wendy Darling

      I want pretty much everything on this post too, Candace. It’s pretty handy to have a blog post that also serves as a shopping list. ;)

  5. Missie, The Unread Reader

    Oooh, Wendy! I can’t wait to see the surprise you have in store. I bet it’s gonna be awesome. And you know where I could find a groom because now I totally want to have a HG wedding.

    You are totally building my excitement for the movie. I already have my tickets to the midnight show! Then I’m gonna watch it again the next day at a drive in movie theatre! I’m so pumped!

    • Wendy Darling

      Heh, I just want to attend a Hunger Games wedding myself. I think I’d feel too self-conscious to tote around a bow and arrow on the big deal. Erm, and I’m already married. :D

      Fingers crossed this HG surprise goes well. That’s so awesome you are seeing it at a drive in, Missie! AND the midnight show, hah! We will probably break Twitter and GoodReads the following day with all the HG chatter.

  6. Mimi Valentine

    Oh my gosh, this has to be the BEST POST EVER! They make my cupcake-making skills look mediocre, but that’s okay because they’re so pretty to look at LOL! x) And to think I already thought I was excited for this movie — all those items remind me that I’m not the only huge Hunger Games fan!

    I’m going to see the movie on opening night with my cousin! I think she’s getting us Mockingjay pins so we don’t stand out amongst all the other HG fans that line up two hours early for the premiere LOL! ;) <3

    Thanks so much for sharing these cool HG things, Wendy! I’m super excited!! :)

    • Wendy Darling

      Aw, yay for cousins bearing mockingjay pins! That’s awesome that you’re making an outing of it, I already bought my tickets, too. :)

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Miss Valentine!

  7. Sam

    Another HG related post? You are fuelling my excitement for the movie! :D

    I love the look of those cookies and cupcakes. Though I wouldn’t be able to eat them – they are too pretty to destroy! :)

    • Wendy Darling

      *throws kindling on the fire of Sam’s HG excitement*

      As I keep telling you, though, Sam…NOTHING is too pretty to be eaten. :D

  8. Amy

    Wow!! All of that stuff is awesome! I love those cupcakes. I did the Katniss braid in my daughters hair a few weeks ago. My hair isn’t long enough. I love the nail polish. I did mine like fire, but they don’t look that cool.

    • Wendy Darling

      My hair never does anything it’s supposed to, so the Katniss braid is sadly out of the question for me, too. I love the look, though. :)

  9. Melliane

    It’s so nice, I didn’t know there were so many things. I really need to read the book lol but I’ll definitely see the movie.

    • Wendy Darling

      Oh my goodness–as far as I’m concerned, the movie is optional, but the book is NOT! Hah. Hope you get a chance to read them sometime, Melliane–the first book in particular is really great.

  10. Janina

    Now I’m craving cupcakes. Like, really badly. Wasn’t it enough that I read Scorpio Races yesterday and was salivating after those delicious november cakes?
    I might check out how to make my own mockingjay pin. I would love to have one, but I’m not exactly good at making crafts ;).

    Love those Hunger Games inspired posts, Wendy!

    • Wendy Darling

      I think Maggie posted the recipe for those November cakes on her blog, Janina. :) Good luck with the pin–if you make it, I hope you post photos!

  11. Shellie

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the stamped cookies. Real or Not Real, that breaks my heart every time. I love the nails, cupcakes, oh hell I love all of it. Only 9 days until the midnight showing. Can’t wait!
    Shellie @ Creative Reads

    • Wendy Darling

      I got that stamped message cookie kit! I can’t wait to try it out. It’s so fun to see how much excitement is building for this film. :)

  12. Flannery Anderson

    I want all these things. Well, except maybe some of the food. What would someone even do with an embroidery of the arena? Hmph. My brother and one of his exes made my sisters and I each a bunch of those see-through magnets with little things we like in them. I love them to bits. I bet HG ones would be fantastic. Can’t wait for the midnight showing!

    • Wendy Darling

      Um, you would hang the beautiful, intricate embroidery on your wall and admire it, of course! Or you would give it to your friend, who would clearly appreciate it more than you would. :D

    • Wendy Darling

      Hah, I’d rather not imagine that, thank you. I bet somebody out there probably did try to make something from Greasy’s though. ;)

  13. ashelynn hetland

    CUPCAKES! *reachie hands* these look amazing! If only I was crafty and talented, I would make something for THG! Instead I’ll just sit on my hands while waiting for the movie. EEE. :)

    • Wendy Darling

      Hee hee! Cupcake fever AND Hunger Games fever are sweeping the blogosphere. :) Can’t wait to compare notes with everybody after seeing it.

  14. Rachel

    Yum! The sugar cookies and cupcakes! I need to buy my tickets. I want to go to the Arclight so I can just pick my seat & show up. No waiting in line! :)

  15. Rebecca

    I love all these fun ideas! I totally want my nails like that. I would probably have the best luck with the cupcakes though, I used to be a cake decorator;) I am so excited to see this movie!!!

    • Wendy Darling

      Ooo! I tried to take a cake decorating class once, Rebecca, but it didn’t end up working out. I would love to do it someday, though, especially if I could make stuff like this. :)

  16. starryeyedjen

    Loving THG-related posts! I wasn’t really planning anything special for the release, but now I’m inspired. :) If nothing else, I’ll be sneaking in THG cookies! :P

    • Wendy Darling

      Aren’t they cool? They’re very dramatic, but without going over the top. If you click on the link, there’s another photo where she did her thumb with a different design.

    • Wendy Darling

      I had actually been salivating over the message cookie kit the blogger used to create that for a long time–and I finally bought one after seeing those cookies!