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Trying to think of a Titanic themed snack wasn’t the easiest, let me tell you.
I do love a party with a theme. We started our Girls Movie Nights with musicals, and have branched out into other “must see” movies. I try to always theme the menu to the movie in some way. We’ve done full dinners, but usually just snacks.
Then I thought of floats. Ice cream icebergs bobbing in your choice of soda.
It’s the Perfect Titanic Themed Snack
I got root beer, Coke, and orange soda for the float-making choices. And I picked up premium vanilla ice cream at Costco.
We made our bubbly, floaty concoctions…added our straws…and headed off to settle in for the show. But not before I made each guest say, “Ice cream, right ahead!” (I really did)
A Few Titanic Tidbits
Did you know that Gloria Stuart, the elderly “Rose”, looked like this when she was younger? Gorgeous!
And that the real Captain Smith looked eerily like the actor who played him in the film. (Bernard Hill, who also played King Theoden in The Lord of the Rings – Two Towers, BTW).
Did you know that this existed?
Search “Better with Titanic” on Youtube and you’ll see the likes of this:
There’s a slew of these. Settle in for a good laugh.
Something that one of our young ladies at movie night pointed out was how very often in the movie the main characters use each other’s names. Seriously. Listen for it. “Jack!” “Rose!” “Jack!” “Rose!”
Also worth pointing out…there are some scenes in this movie that we considered inappropriate. Because I’ve seen the movie before, it was easy to click the “next scene” button and skip right over them as I saw them approaching. Having only seen it on TV for a bunch of years, I was surprised, too, by how much bad language there was (especially at the beginning). So be aware if you choose to watch this for your next movie night. Know, also, that even the TV versions don’t cut everything. Although they cut the actual nudity, the sex scene in the car is still in there. It’s always something, isn’t it?
I don’t know what’s on the docket for our next Girls Movie Night. We talked about returning to our musical roots with “Oklahoma!” I’ve also thought about the drama version of “Les Miserables” with Liam Neeson and Uma Thurman. Someone mentioned that a number of the girls haven’t seen “Forrest Gump”. So many choices!
What would you suggest?