Sometimes, we all just a need a night with our girls. And, as wonderful as hitting the town, checking out the newest restaurant, or taking a mini girls vacay may sound, oftentimes resources, responsibilities and scheduling just won’t permit. So, what are girls to do? Well, it can be simple as a “Girls-Night-In Movie Night!”
So, gather your girls, put out lots of pillows, set out the spread, and let the movie watching and eating commence! Here are just a few of my favorite never-get-old movies, and a few of my favorite entertaining tips to accompany each of them.
Pacific Heights. Let me start with this: Do not watch this movie with friends that are moving into a new house or into a new city. This movie is all about a couple who renovate their dream house in San Francisco, and become landlords who really pay for that dream, when one of their tenants has his own agenda.
- What to serve? A good Northern California wine or champagne, such as Coppola Sofia Blanc de Blancs.
Green Card. It’s a sweet, modern-day story with a twist: the story of two people who got married, met, and then fall in love. Today, we call it online dating.
- What to serve? Keep with the green theme, and serve a green salad with grilled chicken and a colorful array of antioxidant-rich veggies. And, don’t forget the chardonnay!
The Way We Were. A classic. The is a story of two blooming young people who have a once-in-a-lifetime, out-of-the-ordinary romance, only to find that their political views, morals and convictions drive them apart.
- What to serve? I have it on good authority that Barbra Streisand loves chocolate. So, I suggest dark chocolate covered almonds, or my current crave–Skinny Pop popcorn drizzled with dark chocolate–and perhaps a Malibu Rum cocktail, as a big part of the movie takes place in Malibu, where Barbra now lives in real life, and where this poster’s picture was taken.
Sabrina. Life is all about choices, and so is Sabrina, where a playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his wealthy family’s chauffeur, but it’s his more serious brother, who proves he might be the better man for her. And speaking of choices, you have the option of the original 1954 film, or the remake more recently released in 1995.
- What to serve? Honestly, I would make it all about choices and variety. Think veggie trays, fruit trays, and charcuterie and cheese platters.
Jagged Edge. Oh, boy! Jack is suspected of a brutal murder when his heiress wife, Page Forrester, is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. No time to be devastated, Jack is accused of the murder, and hires lawyer, Teddy Barnes to defend him, despite her lack of recent criminal defense experience. Then, there’s chemistry, which becomes a bit of a problem, shall we say?
- What to serve: Ohhhh, San Francisco, here we go again! With this one, keep it San Fran-specific with Anchor Steam beer, Dungeness crab, sourdough bread and apple fritters.