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Jul 31, 2011 07:02 PM

The Bachelorette Themed Dinner

My 19-year old hosts a group of her girlfriends to watch this show and serves simple dinners - tacos, pasta, etc. Tomorrow night is the finale and we were thinking of trying to do something Bachelorette themed, but I'm stumped. I've only watched the show a couple of times and all they seem to do is drink fruity cocktails and leave their food untouched! Can't chow down and then rock a sarong, I guess.

With the Fiji theme I'm at least going to do mocktails w/umbrellas. Do any watchers of the show have ideas? Thanks in advance!

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  1. Don't really watch the show...but you could do a "faux" wedding dinner. Maybe all the girls have veils. Of course, that doesn't help too much with the food choices....but it leaves you lots of options. Maybe you could do different dishes based on some of their favorite contestants.

    1. I've never heard of the show (in the UK), so can't comment on that aspect of it, but perhaps they don't touch the food because it's too fiddly and messy. If they enjoy dancing and partying, finger food might be the way to go.

      Here are some ideas:
      * Pork and pineapple skewers glazed with hoisin sauce, garlic, etc.
      * Bacon-wrapped scallops
      * Chinese pancakes, duck, scallion, hoisin, cucumber
      * Spring rolls
      * Sushi rolls
      * Chicken sate
      * Roti with coconut chutney
      * Hawaiian meatballs
      * Banana bread
      * Salmon skewers with sweet chili sauce
      * Chicken wings or small ribs with a 5-spice based sauce
      * Selection of siu mai or other kind of dumpings
      * Mango-shrimp salad rolled into lettuce wraps
      * Selection of Japanese rice crackers, banana chips
      * Hollow out a watermelon and fill it with fruit
      * Coconut pie for dessert

      Tropical-themed tableware is available at party shops. Use your existing serving dishes garnished with a few tropical looking flowers, banana leaves, baskets lined with cling film, beach buckets, plant pots wrapped with tropical wrapping paper, coconut shells. If you have seashells, sprinkle these on the table, using larger ones for sauces. String up lights, use candles with tropical scents. Spread decorative beach towels on chairs. Make a centrepiece using a hollowed-out pineapple, or use a really large glass bowl filled with water with floating flower blossoms and candles. Maybe you could get little single-flower tropical flowers for each girl to pin in their hair?

      Hope this helps!

      1. I love Journey's ideas. It's true they don't seem to show the food and they all seem to walk around with glasses of wine most of the time so I would go with an island theme.

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        1. re: smartie

          Thanks for all the great advice, Journey. The girls are now dining on take-out sate, ribs, spring rolls and sushi. Sort of eclectic, but it works! And brownie sundaes for dessert as chocolate knows no country.