Is there anything better than having a movie night with your closest gal-pals? And a great girls' night requires a good drink (at least in my book)! I like Chateau Ste. Michelle's Indian Wells Chardonnay. A couple of bottles of wine + a huge bucket of popcorn (served in my appropriately named "raise a glass" ice bucket) is all you need.
To get the party started, I put together a list of my 10 favorite chick flicks for this movie fest! Not an easy task since I have so many favorites.
Here are 10 of the best films along with the perfect pairings to make your night a blast:
- Julie & Julia
You cannot in good conscience watch this foodie flick without wine, so make sure to have plenty of chardonnay on hand!
- Begin Again
This musical rom-com is set in New York City, so what better pairing than pizza? Make it at home with your girlfriends for a fun pre-movie activity.
- Bride Wars
Get into the wedding spirit with some something light and fun! Pinot gris would be the perfect sip here.
- Something Borrowed
An all time fave, Something Borrowed, is a favorite book turned movie – and I highly recommend both. Read the book first. This movie demands a fruity and crisp wine like sauvignon blanc.
- The Holiday
Jack Black, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet and Jude Law are in this. This movie is such a treat you should serve something sweet like s'mores or chocolate chip cookies with it.
- Sleeping With Other People
Sleeping With Other People is a newish flick and really fun to watch. I loved Jason Sudeikis in this. You're going to need to break out the popcorn for this one. I'm a butter and salt popcorn kind of girl, but my friend Gray is a parmesan cheese popcorn fan. So every time we get together for a movie we have to compromise.
- The Wedding Date
Light, airy and crisp – this movie pairs well with a riesling. With a destination wedding in London plus Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney's chemistry, this film equals fun!
- Kate & Leopold
In this, a 21st-century lawyer falls for a time traveling man from the 1870s. Serve throwback snacks like deviled eggs, franks in a blanket and spinach dip!
- How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
This is one of my all time favorites and another New York City-based romantic comedy. Who could forget Kate Hudson's infamous yellow dress? Or what about when Ben Berry prepared a beautiful roasted lamb with cherry glaze for "vegetarian" Andie Anderson? If you're not feeling up to making a whole rack of lamb, open up an equally-as-classy bottle of merlot to have with cheese and crackers.
- My Best Friend's Wedding
The My Best Friend's Wedding soundtrack is reason enough to watch the movie (I own it and every song still takes me back to driving and singing in my high school Jeep). For this classic, you gotta serve guac and chips.
As you can tell from this list, clearly I have a favorite actress – hi, Kate Hudson – and wines. But they're all a great mix of old and new films that are as light and easy as the wines to pair with them. For more perfect sip moments, check out Chateau Ste. Michelle’s 10 Perfect Sips lists!
This post is sponsored by Chateau Ste. Michelle.