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Get Fifty Shades Darker With A Pre-Movie Party With Friends #FiftyShadesDarker

This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures.

Fifty Shades Darkerhits on February 10th – just in time for Valentine’s Day. To get ready for a girls night out at the movies, I invited a bunch of girlfriends over and hosted a little pre-party. Wine + girl talk + Christian Grey = winning!!


Of course, the night started out with a mini book club session. We each came in and read excerpts from our favorite chapters. Out loud. With emotion. And maybe a little bit of overacting. Yes, I practiced before they came. Yes, we laughed until we cried.

Then we enjoyed a little vino. What better way to gear up for Fifty Shades Darker than with some Fifty Shades of Grey wine!! In fact, I even came up with a sexy drink to cheers to before heading out the door.

Silky Passion Over Manhattan Drink Recipe


  • Fifty Shades of Grey Wine
  • Fireball Whiskey
  • Club Soda
  • Maraschino Cherries


  • Fill your glass 2/3 of the way with your red wine
  • Add two shots of Fireball whiskey
  • Top the glass with club soda
  • Place cherries on the bottom for a sweet little surprise for your guests!

All of my friends LOVED their surprise cocktail and of course couldn’t wait to head out to see the movie! In case you need to see the trailer again, here you go:

 I know people that have watched this trailer over and over again. I promised my girls I wouldn’t drop names, but… look for the blonde girls above. 🙂

Fifty Shades Darker Synopsis:

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Darker, the second chapter based on the worldwide bestselling “Fifty Shades” phenomenon.  Expanding upon events set in motion in 2015’s blockbuster film that grossed more than $560 million globally, the new installment arrives for Valentine’s Day and invites you to slip into something a shade darker.

When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance.  As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.

I gave each of my friends a little gift bag filled with goodies all celebrating Mr. Grey. WOOT! It was so fun to have this girl’s night in to get us ready for Fifty Shades Darker coming to theaters next weekend.

Grab Your Tickets Today!

Make plans with your girlfriends or special someone to see the film opening weekend. Purchase your tickets on Fandango now:


Fifty Shades Darker hits theaters on February 10.

*I teamed up with Fifty Shades to help promote the release of the new movie.

Diana Ajih

Wednesday 8th of February 2017

A pre-movie party with friends is a great idea. I'm so looking forward to seeing Fifty Shades Darker.


Tuesday 7th of February 2017

We are hosting a Fifty Shades Inspired Fundraiser/Bachelor Auction on Long Island on February 28, 2017 at 6:30pm, at GSB in Bay Shore. The proceeds will support our local food banks. The tickets are on sale at We hope to see a lot of ladies there. We have a lot of Bachelors!!! Please support...#FunForACause

Robin rue

Sunday 5th of February 2017

I am looking forward to seeing this. I loved the books when I read them a few years ago!


Sunday 5th of February 2017

Looks like you had an amazing time with your friends! The Silky Passion Over Manhattan Drink Recipe sounds like a perfect drink to enjoy while enjoying the Fifty Shades Darker.

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