Sex and The City
Our book group is going to see Sex and the City next week. I was thinking of having the 12 members ( women) come back to my home after the movie. I would like to serve drinks and snacks that would continue the theme of the movie. Having not seen either the movie or the TV series, I am at a loss. The movie starts at 6:55pm. I would imagine it is about a 2 hour show, thus I would be hosting this event about 9:15pm. I would love to hear suggestions for a centerpiece and also the food and drink. I would want it a bit light as most will have had dinner prior to the show. And, is the movie worth seeing? Many thanks.
The movie actually clocks in at 2.5 hours, so with previews and ads it is a long show.
Hmmmm... not a lot of food ideas coming to mind. Part of the movie takes place in Mexico. I think they eat Chinese take-out out of the cute boxes in one scene (we don't have those boxes here in Toronto so I always associate them with NYC), but I could be confusing it with an episode of the show. As for drinks, Cosmos are the obvious choice.
Cupcakes ... from the tv series
Since you don't seem to be from NYC, here's a link to Magnolia Bakery for inspiration ... if you are really flush, you could ask if Magnolia will mail you some
You could serve those cupcakes with ... uh ... Starbucks coffee ... the favored coffee of the series. Probably decaf at that hour. Maybe you could get Starbucks to sell you some paper cups ... seriously you don't want me planning a party .. I once co-ordinated my mom's birthday outfit with the party decorations.
An alternate dessert would be Tasti D-lite if they are in your area ... or something like pinkleberries or the zillion other frozen yogurt shops
Other foods on the show
- NY style pizza
- NY hot dogs
In addition to lots of Chinese food mentioned, there was an episode when Samatha went after a cute waiter at a raw restaurant ... so some raw foods?
Even better ... hire a cute waiter to serve everything.
The things that instantly popped in my head have been mentioned! For sure cosmos, guacomole and sushi!
Also, there is a mexican segmant with margaritas and Charlottes affection for chocolate pudding!
I agree w/ everything mentioned so far, especially the cosmos, guac and sushi. You could also do a breakfast/brunch inspired appetizer to celebrate the girls weekly brunch. As for the centerpiece, think pink or shoes.
Plan on being back to your place for 10pm.
The only drawback to sushi that I can see is that Samantha makes it for her bf on Valentines day and has it on her naked body. Not sure if that would work with your group since it's supposed to be a sex(y) thing.
Sex & The City-themed food? Two words: chocolate shoes. Seriously.
A local chocolatier makes these (I've gotten them for my shoeaholic wife for Valentine's Day), and I thought it might be their own invention, but I just Googled "chocolate shoe" and found a number of on-line sources you can order from. Check it out.