My daughter wears her dress up Snow White shoes around the house all day long. It was not surprising that when the movie Mirror Mirror was out in theaters, my daughter wanted to go and see it so badly. Somehow (not sure why) we never made it, so recently when I was given the opportunity to host a Mirror Mirror Spa Party
and viewing I jumped at the chance.
I really wanted to see the movie…I knew this would tickle my daughter…and I was going to get to throw a party for some girlfriends! Sounds like a win-win-win situation to me!
If you have not seen Mirror Mirror here is a little about it:
“One of the world’s most beloved fairy tales takes a hilarious turn in this fresh, exciting film starring Oscar® Winner Julia Roberts. After she spends all her money, an evil enchantress queen (Roberts) schemes to marry a handsome, wealthy prince (The Social Network’s Armie Hammer). There’s just one problem – he’s in love with a beautiful princess, Snow White (Lily Collins, The Blind Side). So, the sinister queen banishes Snow White from her own kingdom! Now, joined by seven rebellious dwarves, Snow White launches an epic battle of good vs. snarky in this funny, magical movie that the whole family will love.” (taken from press release)”
One of the most interesting parts of the movie – it grabbed everyone’s attention was when the Evil Queen gets her beauty treatment – fresh bird droppings as a face mask and bee stings to the lips are just a couple of the unconventional beauty treatments the queen undergoes to stay beautiful.
The beauty regiment inspired the Spa Party I threw to watch Mirror Mirror with my friends. I decided to forego the bees and bird droppings, and tweak the spa theme to fit our crazy “mom schedules.” Yeah, in my my perfect world, I would have had pedicures and manicures and I would have loved an Botox party (not that my friends need it…but I want it!)…but that was not in the cards.
Instead, I opted for a magical setting complete with Spa-Inspired Menu. I had so much fun making the décor and coming up with the menu! I was pretty tricky too…my daughter also had a Mirror Mirror themed birthday party 2 days later – LOVE when I can make things do double duty!
Here’s what I did for the décor: I will have tutorials for all of this in the coming week.
Hanging “garlands” of mirrors and deep red lamp shades with woodsy florals hanging from the ceiling.– Love these! So easy to make!
The lamps and mirrors looked perfect hanging over a table dressed in reds, creams
and a touch of woodsy burlap.
Mirror and paint markers used together to let the guest know what they are eating
(this is always a “biggie” for me at my parties!).
As for the menu…I wanted to keep it healthy, light and spa-like.
I held the party during dinner so I provided some hearty items as well.
All recipes that are not linked to follow!
What is great about this menu is that almost everything
can be prepared in advance so you can add a few thing
and toss a salad and also enjoy our guests!
|Spa Sangria (make it ahead and add the ginger ale right before the guest arrive)|
|Lemony Lentil Salad (I served feta on the side, but you can mix it in): This salad is best when made many hours before the party or sometimes event he day before!|
Thai Cucumber Salad: This salad is best when made many hours before the party or sometimes event he day before!
|Kale and Avocado Salad: I purchased washed and cut kale, and right before serving chopped up the avocado and tomatoes and dressed it.|
Hummus with flat bread and carrots: All store bought (thanks you Trader Joe’s!)
Chicken apple sausage (again…thank you Trader Joe’s)
AND FOR DESSERT....
Apple Crisp and Raspberry Torte!
After much catching up and chatting (we lost track of time and started the movie a bit late!) we settled in the family room to watch Mirror Mirror.
The movie is visually amazing.
All of us were in awe of the costumes created by Eiko Ishioka.
I truly could not take my eyes of the costumes.
We all enjoyed the movie…but the costumes enthralled us.
Of course there were party favors…
Mirror Mirror water bottles, a mirror (or course!),
a nail brush, and a book mark.
|Of course we had shiny red apples – how could you have a snow white anything without a shiny red apple?|
There were also some activity sheets…which the adults spied…and then enjoyed!
All in all the “girls” and I had a great evening full of healthy food, sangria, and a whimsical enchanting movie – I mean who doesn’t love a fairy tale!?
Be sure to grab a copy of Mirror Mirror available on Blu-ray and DVD June 26 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
MIRROR MIRROR DVD Special Features:
• Looking Through the Mirror
• Prince and Puppies
MIRROR MIRROR Blu-ray Special Features: All of the DVD Special Features, plus...
• "I Believe in Love" Dance-along
• Mirror Mirror Interactive Storybook
• Deleted Scenes
• Digital Copy of the film
Have you seen the movie?
What was your favorite part?