So, after six seasons on the air the TV show LOST ended on Sunday. This post is going to focus on that so if you don't watch the show, you might not get some of my references. If you follow my Facebook you probably know that I have really hated this last season. So for me this party was to celebrate not having to endure it every week. I wanted to do something fun but I didn't want to spend a lot of money. Here's what I came up with.
1. In Season 1 there is a Polar Bear on the island. So I bought Klondike Bars. Two six packs cost me $5 at Wal-Mart. Sadly, I forgot about them and no one at the party had any. :)
2. All the food they find on the island (besides fresh obviously) is from the Dharma Initiative. So I spent some time in the Business Center of our apartment complex and printed labels for all our soda and party food. This cost me time and a few sheets of paper. But otherwise it was free.
3. While printing the labels I saw customizable Oceanic Flight 815 Boarding passes. I printed one for every person that I knew was coming. I found the Oceanic logo and printed it on an envelope. I used the Oceanic logo again and printed an itinerary. I stuffed the envelope with the itinerary and boarding passes and put them on our friends doors or in their mail boxes. Again, it took time but it was free.
4. I printed a Dharma station logo for each of the doored rooms in our apt. The bathroom was the Hydra Station, the bedroom was The Flame, and the spare room was The Arrow. FREE.
5. I bought two rolls of crepe paper in green to create a fun pass through from the living room to the other rooms. The crepe paper was .79 per roll.
6. Last but not least, I bought a piece of black poster board and printed the word LOST in the right font in white. I cut it out and pasted it and the poster board. This was the sign for our door. I paid .59 for the board.
Total cost: $7.17 On Decor related items. If you don't count the klondike bars I only spent $2 on decorations. Mind you, I spent about 3 hours doing research, printing, and delivering envelopes. But that is a luxury I have since I am at home.
I also bought chips, dip, and some 2L of soda. I estimate I spent roughly $15 on food. So not much more than $20 to throw a party that was a hit.
Here is the evidence!
Tervlon is a very gifted LEGO artist and he created a scene of Locke at the Hatch to add to our decor. Might I add that this was also time consuming but free. He already owned all the LEGOs that he used.