If you’re anything like my girlfriends, you use pretty much any excuse to get together for food, drinks and general tomfoolery: bridal showers, baby births, Idris Elba sightings, Fridays. So I know for sure you’re grabbing all your good girlfriends and gathering er’body up in your house for the premiere of “With This Ring.” It’s the #WithThisRing Watch Party, baby! Who’s in?!
Here’s everything you need for a great party!
Regina Hall and Grammy Award Winners Jill Scott and Eve Jeffers Cooper are starring in the lifetime original movie, “With This Ring,” based on “The Vow,” a novel penned by Denene Millner (MyBrownBaby), Angela Burt-Muray (CocoaFab.com) and Mitzi Miller (editor-in-chief of EBONY). “With This Ring” premieres on Lifetime January 24, 2015 at 8 p.m. EST/7 C. Set your DVRs now, so that you don’t miss any of it and also so that your view can be counted for the viewing stats.
The Premise of “With This Ring”
After attending their friend Elise’s (Brooklyn Sudano) wedding to Nate (Stephen Bishop) on New Year’s Eve, Trista (Regina Hall), a career-driven talent agent, Viviane (Jill Scott), a successful gossip columnist, and Amaya (Eve Jeffers Cooper), a struggling actress, make a pact to get married within the year to either a new love or a man waiting in the wings. But the close friends face their own set of challenges – Trista has not gotten over her commitment-phobic ex-boyfriend Damon (Brian White), Viviane is secretly in love with Sean (Jason George), the father of her son, and Amaya is desperate to break up her boyfriend Keith’s (Deion Sanders) unhappy marriage so they can live happily ever after. Each woman starts the year with high hopes and dreams of what will happen over the next 12 months… but will they all make it to the altar? Want to read the book? Buy “The Vow: A Novel” here.
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WHAT TO DRINK AT YOUR #WITHTHISRING WATCH PARTY:
Set off your #WithThisRing Watch Party with these elegant cocktails.
“THE VOW” SIGNATURE COCKTAIL
1 OZ. CÎROC VODKA
1 OZ. WHITE GRAPE JUICE
Pour the vodka and white grape juice over ice, then strain the mixture into a champagne flute. Top with champagne.
1 1/2 shots GODIVA® CHOCOLATE LIQUEUR
1 1/2 shots CRÈME DE CACOA
1/2 shot VODKA
2 1/2 shots HALF-AND-HALF
Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake and pour into a chilled cocktail glass.
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THE PERFECT #WITHTHISRING WATCH PARTY DESSERTS
Your guests will love these delicious, homemade, tried-and-true treats.
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WHAT TO LISTEN TO: THE #WithThisRing WATCH PARTY PLAYLIST
A party ain’t a party unless the music is right. Don’t worry, we got you covered. Pump up the volume on these, some of our favorite #WithThisRing-themed songs, created exclusively for us by DJ Wayne Ski. Follow Denene Millner on Spotify and get the playlist all queued up and ready to go for your party.
Be Happy — Mary J. Blige
Infinite Possibilities — Amel Larrieux
So In Love — Jill Scott ft. Anthony Hamilton
Single Ladies — Beyonce
Only Wanna Give It To You — Elle Varner
Harriet Jones (ReelSoul Main Remix) — Eric Benet
Let Me Blow Ya Mind — Eve Ft. Gwen Stefani
I Deserve It — Faith Evans Ft. Missy Elliot & Sharaya J
I Can’t Describe — Jennifer Hudson Ft. T.I.
He Loves Me (House Mix) — Jill Scott
Just Fine — Mary J Blige
PYT — Michael Jackson
Feeling Myself — Nicki Minaj
Pretend — Tinashe Ft. A$AP Rocky
Let’s Get Married (Remarqable Remix) — Jagged Edge Remix
7/11 — Beyonce
Lettin’ Go! — Janelle Monáe
Best Of Me — Anthony Hamilton
I Love You — Cherri Dennis
Really Love — D’Angelo
Latch – Disclosure
Can’t Get Enough – J Cole FT. Trey Songz
It’s Your World — Jennifer Hudson FT. R. Kelly
Don’t Tell Em — Jeremih Ft. YG
Golden — Jill Scott
Show Me — Kid Ink Ft. Chris Brown
Own It — Mack Wilds
Fall In Love —Erykah Badu
Stay — Ne-Yo
Good Kisser — Usher
Break You Off — The Roots
What A Man — Salt N Pepa
I’m So Into You — SWV
Just Fine — Mary J. Blige
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GET SOCIAL WITH #WithThisRing
FOLLOW AND TWEET US ON TWITTER
TAG US WITH #WithThisRing ON INSTAGRAM:
Denene Millner: @mybrownbaby
Angela Burt-Murray: @angelaburtmurray
Mitzi Miller: @delcarmen75
Have a blast at your #WithThisRing Watch Party! I want to see pictures, tweets, Instagram posts, and, most importantly, I want you to enjoy “With This Ring.” I love it, and, truly, I hope you do, too!
Mom. NY Times bestselling author. Pop culture ninja. Unapologetic lover of shoes, bacon and babies. Nice with the verbs. Founder of the top black parenting website, MyBrownBaby.