The cost of watching a movie in a theater cannot compare to the cost of watching one streamed online or sent to your home via any one of the mailbox services available nowadays.
As such more and more people are deciding to enjoy dinner and a movie right from the comforts of their own homes.
Doing so can be a great opportunity to invite over friends and family for a complete theme night. Decorations, music, culinary creations, libations and such can all be centered on the movie’s theme.
What follows are ideas for planning and hosting your own dinner and a movie wise guys event.
A superb series of movies to use for a dinner and a movie theme night are mafia movies like Francis Ford Coppola’s 3 part “God Father” series, Director Martin Scorsese’s “Casino” or “Goodfellas” and Director Brian De Palma’s “Scarface.”
Décor and Party Favor Suggestions
Decorations and inexpensive party favors for such a mafia movie and dinner theme night could consist of travel posters of Italy and Cuba, felt fedoras, play money, toy squirt guns, cap guns, movie clap board, maps of Italy and Cuba, mafia movie posters, decks of cards, poker chips and other similar items. Most of which are available at your local dollar or craft store.
Hors d’ oeuvres Suggestions
Pizza rolls and mozzarella sticks make for perfect mafia movie themed hors d’ oeuvres as do garlic breads and antipasto salad.
Dinner Menu Suggestions
As far as dinner entrée suggestions anything Italian or Cuban would do well depending on the country of origin for the wise guys in your movie selection.
If your movie mob is from Italy, consider making up a big casserole dish of Lasagna and stuffed shells. Both dishes can be made up in advance of the party and then put into the oven once the guests arrive.
Cuban sandwiches, Italian subs and pernil with rice and red beans are also good dinner menu choices again depending on where your movie mob is from.
If it is an adult party and alcohol is going to be served there are several wonderful, mafia themed drinks that you could serve like “Columbian Neckties”, “Cartel Shooters”, “God Fathers” and “Sicilian Kisses” just to name a few.
For your convenience three mafia themed drink recipes have been provided below;
To make a “Columbian Necktie” you will need to gather together the following ingredients;
¾ ounces Rumple Minze
¾ ounces Bacardi 151 Rum
½ ounces Cinnamon Schnapps
Dash of Tabasco sauce
Begin by taking out a rocks glass that has been well chilled. Next pour the Rumple Minze into the glass. Then, slowly pour in the rum followed by the schnapps. Doing so should give the drink the appearance of having layers. Top of the “Columbian Necktie” with a few dashes of Tabasco sauce and serve.
To make the “God Father” you will need to first gather together the following ingredients;
1 ½ ounces Scotch
½ ounces Di Saronno Amaretto
To properly assemble the “God Father” take out a chilled rocks glass and pour in the scotch. Next slowly pour in the Di Saronno Amaretto so that the drink appears to have two layers. Then serve it with your garnish of choice.
To make a “Sicilian Kiss” you will need to gather together the following ingredients;
1 ounces Di Saronno Amaretto
1 ounce Southern Comfort
Start by taking out a chilled rocks glass. Slowly pour the Di Saronno Amaretto into the glass first, followed by the Southern Comfort. Doing so should create the appearance that the drink has layers. Serve it with your favorite garnish.
A Wise Guy themed dinner and movie night is so much fun that you may want to consider having it once a month. If you do there are plenty of mafia movies on the market to choose from.
Those who would like more mafia themed dinner and drink ideas can find them on various culinary and libation related websites.