Friday, January 12, 2007

Party Recipe: Movie Night

Our new television is so huge! Rob and I have had a 17 inch LCD tv for the last five years. It was great, but pretty tiny. Our new TV is 40 (!) inches and the difference is incredible. We're working on building it a new home in our living room closet (it used to house a murphy bed) using Elfa this weekend. Once it is all set up, I want to throw an occasional movie night party for a few friends. Here's the recipe:
  • Pick a good movie - A new DVD release would be good, but it would also be fun to choose something older so it wouldn't matter who had or hadn't seen it already. Rear Window (my favorite Hitchcock film) is a great choice.
  • Cook something easy - Fancy nachos with shredded chicken or hot dogs with gourmet sausages are a fun play on "movie food" and can be easily eaten in front of the TV. For Rear Window, you could recreate a 1950's TV dinner with fried chicken, homemade mashed potatoes, green beans and apple cobbler.
  • Serve casual drinks - Beer and soda in bottles will keep things easy and relaxed.
  • Offer gourmet caramel corn for dessert - Put out bowls of different types of sweet popcorn. I love this super fancy Dale and Thomas popcorn, but the Trader Joe's variety is perfect too.
  • Create a game - See who can spot Hitchcock's signature cameo in the film first.
Fun! I can't wait to throw our first movie night party!

6 comments:

love.boxes said...

This is the perfect idea. I'm having Nacho's and watching Rear Window or something with Sydney Portier tonight! Fun. Thanks Emily!

ambika said...

These are the kind of posts that make me wish I had a bigger place so I could play hostess more.

MissEm said...

Some of the best parties I've ever thrown were in our last tiny, tiny apartment. The living room was 10x10 and the whole place was about 400 square feet. The trick is that even small groups of people feel like they are at a raging party when crammed into a tiny room.

Beth said...

Sounds perfect!

Katie said...

Please invite me to this! It sounds like perfection!

MissEm said...

Sure! Let me know when you are in San Francisco next!