June 19, 2013

Dinner & a Movie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding

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ChefinTraining

We are SO excited to be partnering up with Chef in Training today! I’m sure you’ve all heard of Chef in Training, right? If not, you are SO missing out!

Nikki is the blogger behind www.chef-in-training.com. She is married to her best friend and is a stay-at-home mom to two beautiful kids, one sassy little girl and one charming little boy. Shortly after having her first child, she discovered her passion for being in the kitchen. Nikki loves experimenting with food from different cultures and perfecting your favorite comfort food recipes. From breakfast to dinner, snacks to appetizers, Nikki has your food needs covered. Because life gets hectic for everyone, Chef in Training is focused on creating recipes that are easy, delicious and family-friendly. With at least three new recipes going up a week, her recipe index grows at a rapid rate. Nikki believes everyone is a “chef-in-training” and her blog is there to help you along your culinary journey.

And today, we’ve teamed up with Nikki at Chef in Training to bring you a special treat…

Dinner and a Movie!!

Because who doesn’t love a fun date with a good movie and some delicious food? That’s right, we’re going to hook you up with lots of romantic and fun date ideas for your next movie date night, and Chef in Training has created a yummy dessert to go along with your night. Read on, because you’ve got one spectacular (already planned) date night coming your way…

My Big Fat Greek Wedding Movie Night

This month it’s all about romance, a great love story, and laughs! You gotta love a good romantic comedy, right?!

The Movie

My Big Fat Greek Wedding – the romantic comedy classic starring the lovely and hilarious Nia Vardalos, and the hunky Michael Constantine.

The Invite

Print this invite {courtesy of our lovely Sarina} for your spouse to invite them to a private screening of My Big Fat Greek Wedding at Dancing Zorba’s restaurant! Create a pair of fake printable airline tickets to Greece, and pair them with the invite to add to your Greek themed romance (like we show you how to do in our Passport to Love post).

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DOWNLOAD YOUR PRINTABLE INVITE HERE

If you don’t have the movie, or don’t have time for a movie date night, you can even print this version to invite your hubby to a general Greek themed date night.

The Date

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When date night rolls around, there are several options…

Limited Time AND No Sitter?

Just tuck your little ones in bed, pop in your movie, snuggle up, and enjoy your Greek dessert (courtesy of Chef in Training)!

Got Some Extra Time BUT No Sitter?

Here’s where all those romantic and fun date ideas come in! Choose one or all of these fun ideas to make Greece come alive for your spouse, and celebrate the movie.

  • This film is all about a love story, but you can’t forget the crazy family! Ha! Sit down with your hubby and look through photo albums of your family , immediate and extended. Laugh about their funny personality quirks, and remind yourself how much you love them in spite of all the craziness. There’s nothing like family!
  • In the film, Toula struggles to survive the chaos of wedding planning. Chat with your spouse about your wedding. Relive the funny moments, the meaningful moments, and share your favorite moments.

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  • Play a drinking game! Toula’s father has an obsession with Windex in the film. It’s one of my favorite funny parts! Every time you see Toula’s father with a bottle of Windex, say “Opa!” and take a drink of your favorite soda or whatever you’re drinking.
  • Go on a virtual trip to Greece via your computer/travel agent! Travel all over Greece together while never leaving your home!
  • Tune into a Greek Radio station online while you eat.

Got Extra Time AND A Sitter?

Host a toga party just for you and your spouse! Check out this YouTube video on making a super easy toga, and pair it with a cute gold belt for added pizzazz.

The “After Movie” Party

“Toula, on my wedding night, my mother, she said to me, Greek women, we may be lambs in the kitchen, but we are tigers in the bedroom.”

This quote from the movie always cracks me up! You could leave it on a note for your hubby, and surprise him with a sexy animal print nightie for after the movie!

The Food

To get the “Dinner” portion of this Dinner and a Movie, head on over to Chef in Training right now! You’re gonna love it! She is hooking you up with a fabulous Greek dessert for FREE…

Greek Custard Pie

Doesn’t that look divine?! Run over and snag your recipe, and be sure to leave her some Diva love!

For amazing delicious recipes that OUR husband’s love, check out our Dating Divas Recipes Revealed Cookbook!

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For more movie night and at home dinner ideas check out previous Dinner & a Movie posts featuring Trouble With the Curve (or any baseball movie) and Zorro!

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Recent Comments

15 Responses to “Dinner & a Movie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding ”

  1. Michelle Michelle says:

    I love this movie and you’ve just made me love it even more!!!! The food looks divine and the printables are adorable!!! So many fun ideas, the tough part is deciding what to use!!! Love it girl!!! xox

  2. Julie Julie says:

    This is one of my all-time-favorites!! It cracks me up every time I watch it:) Thanks for the cute date idea and I’m going to have to try out Chef in Training’s tasty looking recipe!

  3. Candice Candice says:

    So cute, Angie! Awesome ideas for a fun movie!

  4. This date is SO much fun! The printables are so cute and perfect :) I can’t wait to use this date idea with this greek dessert or our next greek meal. My hubby is going to LOVE ti!

  5. This date is SO much fun! The printables are so cute and perfect I can’t wait to use this date idea with this greek dessert or our next greek meal. My hubby is going to LOVE it! It was a blast to team up with you for this “Dinner” and a Movie!

  6. Sarina Sarina says:

    So much fun! I am so excited to give this a try!

  7. Jesslyn says:

    Love this one!!

  8. Mel says:

    I did this tonight for fiancé and it was a hit!! MBFGW is one of our favkrite movies, and one of the first movies we ever watched together! We made dinner and dessert together and had fun with the wine and the Windex drinking game! I posted my little invite and setup on Facebook (gave you guys a shout out) and everyone commented on how cute of an idea this was! Hopefully some more couples looking to date their partner will stop by the site now and share the love!

    Thanks again for the perfect date night idea!

  9. Sandy says:

    This is going to happen at my house for sure!!

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