"It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one part of your life starts going okay, another falls spectacularly to pieces." - Bridget Jones
To me, even though Bridget Jones's Diary is a film that takes place over the course of a year, it will always be a bit of a Christmas movie. There's something very wonderfully festive about it and while I watch it pretty much anytime, I always particularly enjoy a viewing during the holidays. Snuggled up in a blanket, eating something fattening and laughing away at the antics of everyone's favorite single Londoner is always a great night in!
"My mum, a strange creature from the time when pickles on toothpicks were still the height of sophistication." - Bridget Jones
When putting this evening together, there were two things I knew I needed... Cocktails and something sinful yet incredibly easy... After all, Bridget does spend a lot of time on her couch and cooking isn't exactly her strong point. While the idea of "eating the contents of one's fridge" may sound appealing, I've got some better options for your night in with Miss Jones! Here's what you need for the perfect movie night featuring Bridget Jones's Diary...
"Great. I was wearing a carpet." - Bridget Jones
1. The Film
Bridget Jones's Diary is available to buy on iTunes available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime or available on DVD from Amazon.
"I choose vodka. And Chaka Khan." - Bridget Jones
There are many options for finding the right drink to go along with a film that contains so much drinking... Wine, gin, vodka... The options are endless. But it only seems appropriate to go with a tried & true British option that embodies Bridget's love of a tipple with her appreciation for
"I realize that when I met you at the turkey curry buffet, I was unforgivably rude, and wearing a reindeer jumper." - Mark Darcy
Again, I find myself celebrating convenience and indulgence as seems so appropriate for a Bridget Jones's Diary viewing. Allow me to introduce you to Pud in a Mug, the fabulous creation from Dr. Oetker that makes dessert a simple task you can complete in a matter of minutes with nothing more than a bit of milk, your favorite coffee mug, a microwave and some stirring... It doesn't get much easier than that! These little sachets are so quick and easy that they might put you off proper baking for a while... They're delicious too! Grab your favorite Christmas coffee mug and get to baking... Rest assured that Bridget would approve!
4. Bridget Jones Style Dance Party
Before, after or during the film, play this song and enjoy dancing around your living room... Let loose, sing into your hairbrush and rock out like you're not wearing a onesie and a scrunchy in your hair.
Next week's film is a real blast from the past that stars Ryan Reynolds... Can you guess what it is?