Thursday, July 16, 2009

Julie & Julia Party

Movie and Party Idea.

I am on the edge of my seat waiting for the premiere of Julie & Julia. The movie stars Amy Adams and Meryl Streep and is based on two true stories. It intertwines the lives of two women; Julia Childs and Julie Powell, though they are separated by time and space both are at loose ends…until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.

This movie gives you the perfect excuse to create a fun, economical potluck party using Julia’s recipes. It is a great way to get everyone excited about the movie and the perfect way to relieve the stress of all the prep and expense from the host. The great thing is that with over 1,000 recipes to choose from, everyone should be able to find something in their culinary comfort zone.

Julia has provided many funny quotes over the years that could be used on place cards, trays or if you have a few extra dollars you could have t-shirts made up. Here are a few of my favorites.

* The only time to eat diet food is when you are waiting for the steak to cook
* In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport
* Life itself is the proper binge
* I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.

The great thing about a pre-movie party night is that you have a set block of time before everyone leaves for the main event. This is great when trying to keep the cost down because you know exactly how many hours to figure for adult beverages, which is one of the most costly parts of a get together.

The movie releases on August 7th…just enough time to get those invites in the mail.


Rachel said...

What a great idea!

San said...

I read the book and fell in love with the story! I'm uber excited for the movie to hit the theaters! It may even inspire me to host a dinner party...

potsandpins said...

I'm so excited for the movie to be released in Seattle - I'm having a luncheon/party for 12 friends - we're going to feast on Julia's recipes and then go see the movie...everyone is getting their own apron and I have a boxed set of MTAofFC for a door prize...can't wait! Thanks for whetting my appetite!

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