We made our way through the crowds and my husband wanted to go back to that lame-o film festival lounge for another beer and to let the crowd die down before we drove home. At this point, I was going to be driving, so I just had soda and felt awkward all dressed up with the film fest too-cool-for-Twilight people. I reeeeeeeeaaaaaaaally wanted to go to the real after party and begged my husband to just go in with me and check it out. I told him we didn't have to stay if it was dumb and crowded. He finally agreed.
They took our tickets at the door (darn! I wanted to save them!) and it was freaking awesome.
The whole tent was set up to look like we were in the mountains, with snow and rocks and trees. They had food stations and bars everywhere. At first, we thought maybe we had to pay for food and drinks, but no-no. Everything was FREE. I enjoyed a few of the specialty cocktails: blueberry cosmopolitans, and we determined that I would not be driving home. My husband switched to water and let me live it up for the rest of the evening.
There were several VIP sections that were raised up so you could see everyone hanging out. This is where the stars were. We spent the majority of the time just circling these VIP lounges trying to get a glimpse of someone famous. Want to know who we saw?
This is BooBoo Stewart and his sister Fivel Stewart. BooBoo (wow, what a name!) plays the newest member of the wolf pack, Seth. His sister's dress was intense!
Elizabeth Reaser plays Esme, the vampire mom. Her dress looked totally see-through, but she has the body to rock it!
We ended up walking in behind Gil Birmingham and everyone was freaking out and taking pictures. I kind of felt famous for two seconds. He plays Jacob's dad, I think.
We actually didn't see Kristen at the after party, but here she is looking extra stupid (can't stand her).
Super-hot Nikki Reed looked like she was having a great time.
R - Patts was rockin' that red suit. It was easy to tell him apart with his huge hair.
Anna Kendrick is just adorable. Love her.
Oh yes, we saw my love, Taylor Lautner. He is just scrumptious. I had a blueberry in my drink and we joked that we were close enough to him that if we threw one, we could hit his forehead.
We also saw Big Mike from The Blind Side and some other people that looked famous, but I'm not that good at recognizing people. Since we didn't get there at the very beginning, we missed a lot of the big stars, but I got to see my Jacob, so I was happy as a clam.
Aside from the free gourmet food, dessert, and drinks, they also had a photo booth. We had to take two pictures because we lost the first one.
Super cute, right?
My husband had sobered up and was more than ok to drive us home. I, however, was pretty drunk and woke up this morning feeling less than chipper. I had such a great time. I am SO glad I talked my husband into going to the after party (and he was glad, too) because without that, the night would have been pretty blah. We don't go out too often, mostly because we're short on spending money, so it was great to spend that time together doing something really unique and memorable!