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September 16, 2011

Bridesmaids on DVD

Out September 20, 2011 on Blu-ray and DVD is Bridesmaids'> Bridesmaids($29.98) the hit film starring Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph. If you haven't seen it then rush out and buy a copy asap! I have seen it twice now and I knew after the first viewing it was going to be a movie I keep in rotation. Refreshingly funny (yes, really!) it is a great way to spend a night in with your friends.

Hot pink cupcakes with Bridesmaids 'B' made for the party!

That is just what I did too. Last night I hosted a Bridesmaids DVD launch party with a few of my close friends. We drank wine (Cupcake winery Red Velvet was one we selected), including Bridesmaids Party Punch (recipe below), ate cupcakes (a must as star Kristen Wiig is a baker in the film), popcorn, and other assorted salty and sweet treats.

Snacks for the show!

Waiting for the movie to begin.  Sam seems to be talking about her own engagement ring.

We started the flick late as we wanted everyone to be there. Hot pink, silver and black balloons were placed in bunches around my den while black and pink streamers hung from the ceiling overhead. The movie had not been playing two minutes when the laughter began.  Unrated or not this film is seriously funny.  It goes beyond female friendships and girliness. It isn't that classic caper chick flick either.  The bad bridesmaid dress scene is replaced with something far funnier.  We laughed so hard we cried many times over.  Everyone agreed it was one of the better films they had seen this year.

The party and snacking continued even after this 2 hour plus film ended.  We got caught up on each others lives and one person commented that movie night in our own homes is so much more fun than being in the actual theater.  I agree!  We always like to talk after a film and this was a great way to just sit back, continue eating and drinking and not have to worry about driving, a place closing down or getting too loud. 

Bridesmaids is out on DVD this week.  Get it now.  Watch today.  Alone or with a group of friends.  You will be glad you did. 

Bridesmaids Party Punch "Featured Cocktail"
Ingredients- 1 bottle Yellowtail Shiraz, 1 lemon cut into wedges, 1 lime cut into wedges, 1 orange cut into wedges, 1 apple sliced, 2 Tbsp sugar, 1 shot of brandy or Triple Sec, 2 cups Ginger Ale or club soda.

Pour all the ingredients in a pitcher and stir. Let it sit in the refrigerator for best results. Pour over ice and serve.

MPR Rating: Five Stars.
Disclaimer: MPR was not paid for this post. Products received are for review and test purposes only. Party supplies received courtesy of the Bridesmaids distributor. Opinions are MPR's only.