One of the best comedies of the year, Bridesmaids, released on Blu-ray and DVD September 20th. I've been anxiously awaiting hosting a viewing party with a few of my closest friends and the time finally came on Saturday. Thanks to a hilarious movie and an awesome bunch of friends, my Bridesmaids viewing party was a blast.
Thanks to Thinkjam, I received the Bridesmaids movie and a party pack to create buzz and have fun. I wore my official bridesmaids t-shirt, paired with a petticoat skirt and striped tights. Guests were asked, but not required, to come dressed in their funnest bridesmaid attire.
Little Debbie cakes, pretzel M&Ms, and cream cheese mints fared as the party snacks. The party was livened up with adult beverages, including Admiral Nelson and [yellow tail] wine. The event took place at my sister's campsite.
Some of the guests went all out and dressed up. We were going for fun, not formal. Everyone at the campground took notice and wanted to know what all the buzz was about. It was a perfect opportunity for me to hype up the Bridesmaids movie.
In the early evening, me and my girl friends gathered inside the camper and watched the movie. We talked, we laughed, and we had an awesome time. The movie centers around thirty-something Annie (Kristen Wiig) who's hit a rough patch but finds her life turned completely upside down when she takes on the Maid of Honor role in her best friend Lillian’s (Maya Rudolph) wedding. In way over her head but determined to succeed, Annie leads a hilarious hodgepodge of bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to the big event.
Bridesmaids is a movie with characters we could all relate to. I hang with a pretty open-minded, carefree group and we all found someone in the movie that acted just like us in real life. The movie is rated R, and for good reason. There's talk of sex and there's scenes of raunch. Two scenes in the movie, the airplane scene and the bridesmaid dress fitting, had us roaring with laughter. Melissa McCarthy, as Megan, was undoubtedly our favorite actress. Love, friendship, and feelings are all discussed in a humorous manner. My husband pre-viewed the movie with me a couple days before the party and he got a few chuckles out of it. He did think it erred on the side of being a chick flick, but liked it better than other girly movies he's been subjected to watching.
After viewing the movie and discussing what we liked about it, everyone gathered outside the camper to play a couple bridal shower games. One was a Wedding Word Scramble where guests had to unscramble words that related to a wedding. For the second game, guests were to tear off how many pieces of toilet paper they use when they go to the bathroom. They then had to construct something wedding-related out of the toilet paper. Bows, rings, veils, and wedding cakes were designed.
Everyone had a blast whooping it up at the Bridesmaids viewing party. The movie was great and the atmosphere was lively.
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