Bridesmaids Movie Party Preparation! #GirlsNightIn

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I am in deep planning stages of my Girls Night In Bridesmaids Movie Party this Friday. It is going to be so much fun!  I wish I could invite all my readers as well!

There will be eight ladies total and I have an itinerary (those of you who know me personally, this is not a surprise:)  and all the party goodies planned.  Here is a breakdown of our evening and our treats! Decorations and the movie should be arriving any day.  Hopefully soon!  I will have the downstairs all decked out!

7:30pm – The party begins!  Woo hoo!  Time for snacking on food and mingling.  Some of the ladies have never meet each other before, so introductions will be in order.

around 8pm– Bring on the games!  I have a small selection of prizes that winners can select from.  First, a movie trivia game!  We can’t have a movie party without a movie game! I am borrowing this movie trivia from a particularly well known website, but I’m not going to list it now, as I don’t want anyone to cheat:)  My other games are really a series of questions, and the winner will be selected based on their answer.  I am looking forward to their responses!

between 8:30-9pm– begin watching Bridesmaids!  I can’t wait!

Check out this trailer for a little teaser of the movie!

 

Now the food.  I wanted the food to be sinfully good.  Remember the slumber parties you had as a girl?  Well, I sure do and the parties did not include carrot sticks!  It’s a girls night in!  Let’s forget calories:)

Tomato Basil Bruschetta  (this is actually semi-heathly isn’t it?) (I can’t remember where I received this recipe from, but its delicious!)

3 TBSP olive oil, divided

1 loaf (1lb) Italian bread, cut into ½ inch slices

1 ½ cups chopped seeded plum tomatoes

1 jar (4oz) diced pimientos, rinsed and drained

2 TBSP chopped fresh basil

1 TSP red wine vinegar

1 TSP minced fresh parsley

1 garlic clove, minced

¼ TSP salt

¼ TSP crushed red pepper flakes

1/8 TSP pepper

1 TBSP grated Romano cheese

fresh basil leaves

Using 2 TBSP oil, lightly brush one side of bread slices. Place bread oil side up on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350* for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, pimientos, chopped basil, vinegar, parsley, garlic, salt, pepper flakes and pepper; stir in Romano cheese. Place a whole basil leaf on each slice of toasted bread. Top with tomato mixture. Drizzle with remaining olive oil. Serve immediately.

Ro-Tel Dip with Fritos! There is absolutely nothing healthy about this dish, but man is it good! I received this recipe from a neighbor a few years ago.

1 box Velveeta cheese (Yes, Velveeta)

2 cans Ro-Tel

1 lb sausage

Brown sausage with chopped onion, mix all in to a crock pot, stir until melted.  Serve with Fritos or tortilla chips.

Fudge Swirl, Strawberry, and Plain cheesecake– I’m not making these:(  Instead I’m taking the easy road and purchasing it:)

Betty Crocker Fun da-Middles cupcakes- I’m actually writing a review of these (with a giveaway) and I thought testing them with my friends would be a great idea.

I also have special Kashi bars for all the ladies to taste test!  (I am sampling these through Moms Meet)

And of course no movie night is complete without popcorn– except I am going to mix it up with a selection of popcorn recipes from Betty Crocker.

1/2 cup unpopped popcorn (not microwave popcorn)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
 In 5-quart Dutch oven, add popcorn and oil. Tilt Dutch oven to spread popcorn evenly. Cover and cook over medium-high heat until 1 kernel pops; remove from heat. Let stand 1 minute, then return to heat.
  1. Cook, shaking pan occasionally, until popcorn stops popping. Immediately pour into serving bowl. Pick a flavor to add personality to your popcorn.Sugary Sweet Flavor: Stir together 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger. Drizzle 2 tablespoons melted butter over warm popcorn; toss to coat. Sprinkle with spice mixture, and toss until evenly coated. Stir in 1 cup milk chocolate chips.

    Angry Jerk Flavor: Stir together 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves and 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder. Drizzle 2 tablespoons melted butter over warm popcorn; toss to coat. Sprinkle with spice mixture, and toss until evenly coated. Stir in 1 cup coarsely chopped beef jerky.

    Flaky Nut Flavor: Stir together 1 teaspoon brown sugar, 1 teaspoon garam masala, 1/2 teaspoon curry powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Drizzle 2 tablespoons melted butter over warm popcorn; toss to coat. Sprinkle with brown sugar mixture, and toss until evenly coated. Stir in 2 cups salted cashew halves and 1/2 cup toasted coconut.

    Worldly Spice Flavor: Stir together 1 teaspoon granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon five-spice powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a dash cayenne pepper. Drizzle 2 tablespoons melted butter over warm popcorn; toss to coat. Sprinkle with sugar mixture, and toss until evenly coated. Stir in 2 cups sesame sticks.

Makes 14 cups popped popcorn

View other great party recipes from Betty Crocker here

Betty Crocker Fan Fare: http://bit.ly/bettyfanfare

DRINKS

WE also need to have drinks!  We are adults after all!

I will be serving flipflop wines (I am also writing another review for this lovely company!)

And then of course I needed a good strawberry daiquiri recipe!  This drink is my personal favorite.

I have never tried this recipe, but we are going to give it a shot! Courtesy of AllRecipes.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups ice
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 4 ounces frozen strawberries
  • 1/8 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup rum
  • 1/4 cup lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage

Directions

  1. In a blender, combine ice, sugar and strawberries. Pour in lime juice, lemon juice, rum and lemon-lime soda. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

 

I received the Betty Crocker recipe through MyBlogSpark.

My party is being funded by the movie’s promotional company, all opinions are my own.

I received the flipflop wines for review purposes all opinions are my own.

I received the Betty Crocker Fun da-Middles through MyBlogSpark for review purposes, all opinions are my own.

I received the Kashi samples through Moms Meet, all opinions are my own.

Phew!  That’s a long list!


 

Comments

  1. WOOOOOOOOWWWWWWW CAN’T WAIT!

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