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‘Love Actually’ Movie Night

Love Actually

Last week I invited a few friends over to watch one of my favorite holiday flicks, Love Actually, and it was glorious. There was wine, appropriate yelling at the TV and/or characters, the inaugural celebration of the Love Actually drinking game, and of course, snacks. Oh, were there snacks.

Chocolate Sea Salt Cookies

I’m a bit of a wary baker, but these chocolate sea salt thumbprint cookies turned out pretty damn good. The cookie base was lemon almond, and who doesn’t like sea salt + chocolate?

Bacon Wrapped Dates

Bacon. Wrapped. Dates. I used to order bacon-wrapped dates at Fraiche alllll the time before they closed. Now that I know how easy they are, they’ll probably be making an appearance at every future shindig.

Cheese Platter

Cheese and charcuterie plate! Thanks, Trader Joe’s. A little fig butter, a trio of cured meats, gorgonzola, pesto gouda, and double cream brie. As it should be.

Baked Potato Bites

These baby red potato bites are always a staple at Jessica’s¬†fabulous parties in SF, and I totally stole them. I feel no regrets. If there’s anyone I’d like to emulate in party-planning, it’s Jessica. (Girl, you crazy.)

Popcorn

What’s a good movie night without popcorn? Again, thanks Trader Joe’s.

Not pictured: Smitten Kitchen’s caramelized onion tart. We stuffed ourself so silly on snacks that we never got to the tart. Love Actually¬† was an excellent succession to Halloween’s Hocus Pocus movie night. After receiving some fairly terrible news and a tough week, it was the perfect pick-me-up. Thanks to Jamie for set-up and photo help, and all of my lovely friends for coming!

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