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Monday, June 7, 2010

Best of Summer Movie Nights: All Around the World

Summer 2007: Beach Movie Night


To decorate our table for beach night, I used a straw beach mat as a table cloth, some brightly colored sand castle molds and plenty of candles. We had goldfish, fruit skewers, popcorn, and of course bright drinks with umbrellas!


Bay and I pose with our drinks and some sand toys.


Our activities for the night included a short hula hooping and limbo session.



Marci and Lyn relaxing on the hammock in their tropical frocks.


Gina, Bay, and Nicci also relaxing on the hammock.


All of us girls form a conga line for one of our favorite movie night pictures ever!

Summer 2008: French Movie Night


Bailey and Gina toast with their sparkling French blueberry lemonade.


Gina posing for a "French countryside" look.


Our movie for the night was "Charade," which is set in Paris, and stars the magnificent Audrey Hepburn and Carey Grant.


Marci looking very French in her red beret and matching dress.


Our beautiful centerpiece for our table.


Gina made some delicious French crepes for our dessert.


Gina, Nicci, and Marci posing in their lovely Paris-inspired outfits.


All of us girls posing for some photos together.

Summer 2008: Italian Night

One of our favorite movie nights of all time thrown in honor of Bailey's birthday, as well as a going-away party for Marci, who was studying abroad in Italy the next semester. We had a full Italian dinner with pastas, bread and olive oil, desserts, and every flavor of sparkling Italian soda ever imagined.

Marci and Bailey pose for a picture at dinner.


Bay and I toast before dinner.


Some of our delicious sparkling Italian sodas.


Bailey even made Cannolis, which were SO delicious. We enjoyed them while watching our movie.


All of us girls (minus Marci and Lyn) gathered around our Italian dinner table.


Our appetizer was a lovely blend of frozen fruit and juice, along with plenty of garlic bread with olive oil and spices.



Tunes for the evening were provided by possibly my favorite album of all time "Italian Love Songs" by the incomparable Dean Martin.


Gina and I sampling some different Italian sodas before the movie.


Our movie for the evening, of course, was "Roman Holiday."





Beautiful Audrey.


Raising a toast to our final movie night of 2008, and one of the most memorable of all time.


Summer 2009: Grecian Movie Night

Our drink area with music from the Mamma Mia soundtrack (our movie for the night).


For our food, we had some greek cheese dips with pita chips and vegetables.



We also had flatbread with olive oil and spices.




Bailey invented her own delicious dessert with angel food cake, fruit, and cream filling.


Bailey and I posing by the tiki torches in our Grecian dresses.


Gina, Bailey, and Marci posing with some Grecian leaves.


Summer 2009: Fiesta Movie Night

For our fiesta-themed party, we had quesadillas, chips with salsa and queso, margarita parfaits, and Mexican Jarritos soft drinks.


I love this fiesta-themed tablecloth I found at an estate sale. I also got some other fun decorations at the party store including this honeycomb sombrero.



Our favorite Jarritos!


Bailey brought her quesadilla maker, and we set up our own quesadilla bar.



We even got a mini pinata filled with candy!

The infamous bubble machine made an appearance for some photos.



Our music for the night came from this vintage Latin Dance Party album.




Shake your maracas!













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