Movie night is as good an excuse as any to throw a party. Here are 4 movies that are perfect for a Girls Night and are worth the effort.
How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
Starring: Winona Ryder, Maya Angelou & Dermot Mulroney
Synopsis: A quilting bee gathers to make a wedding quilt for Winona Ryder’s character. They all share the stories of the great loves of their lives and give the somewhat reluctant bride a lot to think about.
Perks: Celebrates the unique bond that women share, fantastic cast, hunky men
What to Serve: This is a heartfelt story, set in California’s wine country. Wine and cheese are definitely appropriate.
Starring: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph & Rose Byrne
Synopsis: Kristen Wiig freaks out when her best friend, Maya Rudolph gets engaged and cozies up to Rose Byrne. A hot mess of hilarity ensues.
Perks: About a dozen of the funniest women on TV are in this movie, nostalgic soundtrack, cute puppies
What to Serve: This is a wedding movie. Serve cake and champagne!
Starring: Winona Ryder, Cher & Christina Ricci
Synopsis: Never were a mother and daughter more different than Cher and Winona Ryder. Their differences come to a head when they move to small New England town in 1963.
Perks: The 3 female leads have fantastic chemistry, you will definitely feel less awkward about your teenage years, a great depiction of the ’60s
What to Serve: Channel Cher’s character in this film and offer “fun finger foods”–exclusively! It’s the ’60s, so a cheeseball with crackers and punch are fitting.
The Sweetest Thing (2002)
Starring: Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate & Selma Blair
Synopsis: Fun-loving gal pals embark on a road trip to crash a wedding after meeting one of the groomsmen in a club.
Perks: Plenty of dirty jokes & raunchy humor, you’ll be glad you kept your club clothes from the early 2000’s, even Cameron Diaz wears granny panties & zit cream at night
What to Serve: Take your cue from the Chinese restaurant scene and order Chinese take out. Pair it with an Asian-themed cocktail like a Red Lotus (vodka, lychee liquor and cranberry juice).