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Jump On The BDSM Bandwagon And Throw Your Mates A Ridiculous 50 Shades Party
The Debrief: Your guests will be gasping for more after you’ve seduced them with these sensational canapés, cocktails and party games...
This year, for the first time in history, Valentine’s Day will be overshadowed by another, even more titillating and over-hyped romantic affair. Single ladies and taken ladies (with or without their boyfriends) alike will be flocking to the cinema to set their eyes on Jamie Dornan as he takes a spin as the most fancied-by-Mums literary creation ever, Christian Grey. Yes, ladies. The time has finally arrived for the cinematic release of 50 Shades of Grey.
And to get you in the mood, we’ve prepared the perfect concoction of suggestive canapes, seductive cocktails and risque party games. So get your friends over, and get yourself ready for some REAL fun.
(And no, there’s no ‘I have never’, because let’s face it, your friends know your biggest secrets and exactly how to screw you over.)
Make a terribly naughty cocktail
Steer clear of refreshing blues and greens when it comes to your drink for this evening; instead get all of the fruit in the world and make a round of Forbidden Fruits, the saucy pink cocktail with a sweet side and a sharp side. Here's how to make it...
50ml Bacardi Superior Rum
4 fresh blueberries
4 fresh blackberries
4 fresh raspberries
4 hulled strawberries,
20ml fresh lime juice
10ml sugar syrup, Top with Ginger beer
Muddle berries in base of shaker. Add the rum, lime & sugar syrup, shake with cubed iced and strain into glass filled with crushed ice. Top with Ginger beer. Garnish with seasonal berries. Take a look at some other cocktails you can make here.
The risque party games. First, the accent game, with a twist...
Ever played the accent game? When one person has to start off saying a sentence in an accent, and one by one you go round the table repeating it? Anyway, its mega easy. And it would be made even better with quotes from 50 Shades. Because there are soooo many hilarious ones to choose from.
Check out the selection below or, if you haven’t already, buy the book and pick them at random. There’s golddust on every page. Just imagine your friends trying say these with Irish, Alabama, Ukrainian, Kiwi, South African accents...Oh yeah, and you’re not allowed to laugh! Seriously. Have a crack at saying these with a straight face.
- 'My very small inner goddess sways in a gentle victorious samba.'
- 'His voice is warm and husky like dark melted chocolate fudge caramel... or something.'
- 'I feel the colour in my cheeks rising again. I must be the colour of The Communist Manifesto.'
- 'Wow, to be wanted by this Greek God.'
- 'Holy crap! He's wearing a white shirt, open at the collar, and tray flannel pants that hang from his hips.'
Yep. Holy crap.
Make animal noises and swap clothes. Guaranteed fun.
Another party game that is perfectly suited to your 50 Shades soiree, without being *too* debaucherous, is the animal game.
To play - find some paper, and write different animals on different pieces of paper. You need to split them into pairs, so they’ll be two elephants, two donkeys, two owls etc...then you hand them out (no one is allowed to say what they are.)
Next, turn the lights off, and everyone has to crawl around on the floor trying to find their match by making the noise of their assigned animal. When you find them, you have to swap all your clothes as fast as possible before the lights come on again. Hours of fun.
Feed your guests an aphrodisiac snack
Know what's an aphrodisiac? Oysters, that's what. But, since you're not as loaded as one Christian Grey, you're going to have to go for the next item on the aphrodisiac's checklist; chocolate. Apparently, chocolate contains a sexy sounding chemical called 'PEA' which triggers hormones in your head and creates feelings of 'euphoria'. We'll take that.
To get your guests in the mood then, spend you afternoon baking these double chocolate cookies by Nigella that are absolutely swimming in chocolate. That ought to get them going...
Get inspired by sexy suits and sharp tailoring
To have a 50 Shades party, and for there to be a) no grey, and b) no sophisticated dressing would be totally unacceptable. In fact, there should probably be a law against it. So send out the invites early, and tell the girls to come as their best sexy secretary* and the boys to come in their sharpest grey suits - the temperature will go through the roof and hey, men in suits….where can you go wrong? (It’s definitely an improvement on the usual t-shirt, jeans, trainers combo…)
*Yes, sorry for the secretary stereotype, but this is 50 Shades we’re talking about. It comes with the territory.
And finally, when the evening is winding down, sit back, relax and listen to... Kate Moss
Remember that time last year when Mossy went on Nick Grimshaw’s breakfast show and read an extract from 50 Shades? Yeah, it was awesome. And guaranteed to get everyone in the mood for ...bedtime…..Wink wink. ;-)
For ace cocktail recipes you can make at home, head over to Mixed Cocktails.
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You might want to think about the fact you're about to read something that wouldn't exactly get a PG rating