Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Help: Book Club or Movie Party Kit

Have you read The Help? I haven't yet, but so want to. In fact, I'm hoping I can at least start it during our road trip to San Diego next week. While in San Diego for BlogHer'11 next week, I'll be attending an advanced screening of the film with the Disney/DreamWorks team and I'm super excited! I think the movie looks great and I've heard RAVE reviews about the book from just about everyone I know who has read it! 
Here's the movie preview in case you haven't seen it yet: 

With the movie opening in theaters on Wednesday, August 10th, there is just enough time to read the book before seeing the movie. How fun would it be to even get a group of girlfriends together for a 'The Help' Book Club or Movie Party?! Well, DreamWorks put together an adorable Book Club Kit so that you can do just that!
How 'bout serving up some southern sweet treats like Pecan Pie, Pineapple Cake, or Cream Cheese Blueberry Pie? Or, some fun drinks inspired by each of the main characters?

The “Skeeter:” Sweet, strong and a little spicy.

1 oz. José Cuervo’s Platino silver tequila
1/2 oz. Patron Citronge Orange Liqueur
1/2 oz. cranberry juice
1/2 orange, squeezed
2 thin jalapeño slices

The “Aibileen:” Subtle, smooth and strong.

1/2 oz amaretto
1 1/2 oz Kahlua
1 oz cream

The “Minny:” Strong, with a kick.

2 oz. Vanilla Vodka
1 oz. Cointreau
2 Dashes Lemon Juice
1 Dash Simple Syrup

The “Hilly:” Sour and chilled, with a sharp twang.

2 oz apple brandy
1/2 tsp powdered sugar
juice of 1/2 lemons
1/2 slice lemon
1 cherry

The “Celia:” Sugary sweet, a true Southern treat.

1 oz. Bourbon
1 oz. Rum, light
1 oz. Schnapps, peach
1 oz. Triple Sec
1 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Yukon Jack
1/2 oz. Grenadine

So, which character's drink sounds most appealing to you? I'm thinking I'd like the "Celia" best! :)
The entire kit (courtesy of DreamWorks, which you can download here) has full treat recipes, non-alcoholic drink versions, plus a book club guide with questions.

Have you read the book? Do you plan to see the movie?

1 comment:

  1. The Celia sounds pretty amazing! Loved the book, can't wait for the movie. ;-)


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