“I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.” — Bilbo Baggins to the guests at his 111th birthday party
There’s been a lot of happenings this week in celebration of Tolkien week, with the release of the full trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first installment in Peter Jackson’s planned big-screen Hobbit trilogy, along with its four alternate endings, as well as character photos from the upcoming film.
Tomorrow is another big day in the Tolkien universe, as it’s the birthday of both Bilbo Baggins – who you might recall celebrated his 111th birthday during the events of The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Rings – and his nephew Frodo Baggins. Therefore, September 22nd has been dubbed Hobbit Day. And what better way to celebrate Hobbit Day than with a Hobbit Day party, precious?
The official Hobbit Facebook page has posted a guide on How To Throw A Hobbit Day Party – check it out here below!
Make sure you have plenty of food and drink like mushrooms, wine, blackberry tarts, and tea for the Hobbitses, as they’re known for their hearty appetites (lembas bread barely does the trick), but you might want to leave some room at second breakfast for this occasion. Visit the official Hobbit site’s Recipes From Middle-Earth for some recipes.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic novel, which was re-released back in February as a deluxe edition enhanced ebook with audio and video, titled The Hobbit: 75th Anniversary Edition. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey arrives in theaters on December 14, 2012.