Jerad and I are huge super huge fans of Marvel and superhero movies… as you can imagine we were beyond excited for the premiere of the Black Panther movie. So excited, I decided that I should throw a pre-movie themed dinner. We set the date/time, purchased the tickets, and invited a few people to share in the experience with us.
The appearance of the Black Panther on the big screen is long overdue and a guaranteed to be a box office hit. In fact, I think it will break box office records. Black Panther was the first superhero of African descent in mainstream American comics, and the premiere of the movie happens to fall during Black History Month. A perfectly timed film if you ask me.
I set my dining room in a grown-up comic book theme. I dressed the table using my standard black tablecloth and utilized white dishes, and wood plates and serving bowls that I already owned. I’ve collected the wood plates and serving bowls during my travels through the years.
I paired items I already owned with a few new purchases from Wayfair, a lovely tribal runner that complimented my tablecloth, and a three piece flower vase. In addition to my Wayfair purchases, I snagged the gold charger’s from Michael’s for $0.25! I also grabbed a limited edition set of Funko Black Panther miniatures for the place settings and a Black Panther hardback book. I wanted to make sure that everyone attending the movie had some knowledge of the Black Panther storyline.
I served an African inspired chicken stew over cauliflower rice. The stew was simple to make and cooked all day in the crockpot. I originally planned to make a South African milk tart for dessert. But, the tart was an epic Pinterest fail! I salvaged dessert with a strawberry rhubarb pie. My mom and I prepare the pie filling in the summer, so I always have a backup dessert option in the pantry.
After dinner, we headed to the movie. The movie was everything I hoped it would be and more. The costumes, music, characters, action scenes, and the storyline was perfect.
- Amanda is a native of Richmond, VA. She enjoys writing, blogging, traveling, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.