Show of hands: Who has NOT yet seen the 1990s classic film Father of the Bride? We were sitting around at a backyard bbq one day when someone (pretty sure it was me) quoted Father of the Bride, and three of the people in the conversation revealed they had never seen that movie! What! I don’t think I can count the number of times I have watched Father of the Bride. Of course I immediately organized a Father of the Bride viewing party.
I asked everyone coming to the party what sort of foods they served at their weddings and created my menu based on those answers. I made everything into mini versions so they would be easier to pick up and eat while watching a movie. The fewer forks and knives needed makes eating easier while sitting on the couch.
The only non-wedding food here are the mini hot dogs… with extra buns, of course. I’m sure there are people who serve hot dogs at their weddings, it’s just that none of those people were at my party. And this is a nod to one of the most memorable scenes in the film.
It’s tough to introduce people to a classic film that they themselves did not grow up loving. I think most of the films of the 80s and 90s are so loved because of nostalgia rather than film quality. For instance (and please don’t hate me!) I did not grow up watching The Goonies. I saw it for the first time as an adult, surrounded by my group of friends who had seen it numerous times. I did not enjoy it. I need that monkey see no evil emoji right about now!
What childhood favorites do you still love today? OR what classics from your childhood do you dislike that everybody else loves?!
Father of the Bride
Chicken Marsala on Potato Puffs
Mini Hot Dogs with Too Many Buns
Beef Carpacio with Parmesan Crisps
Cobb Salad Skewers
Raspberry Cheesecake Bites