Fifty Shades Darker, the next installment in the Fifty Shades film series, is coming out next weekend, just in time for Valentine’s Day! So I gathered a group of my girlfriends for a “masquerade theme” movie night to prepare for the big premiere! With the help of our sponsor Universal Pictures, the party was a blast…. Sexy red cocktails, popcorn, gift bags, and even a shimmery photo back drop. Here is a recap of the fun night!
I set the party display in my family room, trying to keep everything in black and red colors… from red roses and red popcorn bowls, to black straws and black gift bags. The girls dug into the bowls of popcorn and boxes of movie candy, but were especially excited about the specialty cocktails! I wanted something red hot keeping in line with the movie so I pureed fresh strawberries in my juicer to create a thick juice and topped it off with prosecco and strawberry garnish! I served them in sexy champagne flutes by Simon Pearce.
The film studio sent the cutest gift bags for the party filled with copies of the Fifty Shades Darker movie tie-in book, cozy sweatshirts, and even movie themed cosmetic bags with lipgloss. But the highlight was the photo back drop wall!! I set the shimmery backdrop in my playroom and blew up tons of black, silver and white balloons. We put on the movie themed masquerade masks and had a ball taking photos!
Make plans to see the film in theaters next weekend with your girlfriends or special someone. Pre-order tickets on Fandango here.
And just in case you haven’t seen the trailer, check it out here:
Photography by Yesi of Simply Lively