6 Steps to Throw the Best-Ever Breakup Party
Mac and cheese, chocolate and cocktails included.
Unfortunately, Hollywood heartbreak seems all too common recently. Breakups are sad — there’s just no way around it. We wanted to bring a little dose of happy to the land of the breakup blues, so we’re showing you how to throw your BFF the best breakup party ever.
1: Plan an Uplifting Group Craft
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2: Play Games
Living Room Entertaining: Adult Game Night
Keep the conversation casual and intimate by hosting game night for family and friends at the coffee table. Lay out an assortment of cards and creative games and serve chips, dip and crackers in simple vessels. For an artisanal touch, try serving beer in clear glass vessels and keep glasses within armâ€™s reach to make self-serving easy.
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Set out several board games to keep guests entertained.
3: Watch a Movie
Make this DIY outdoor movie screen, and serve up some comic relief with a funny movie.
4: Make (Plenty of) Indulgent Foods and Desserts
Sometimes carbs are the best medicine.
Lucy Hewett (food styling by Michael Deuson, prop styling by Dean Renaud)
Make It: Bacon Mac and Cheese
Chicken & Waffle Sliders
Crispy fried chicken and fresh-baked waffles come together to create a sweet and savory brunch dish. Gather the following ingredients: your favorite waffle batter mix (like buttermilk, sweet potato or apple cinnamon), 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, 1 cup plain flour, 1 tablespoon water, 2 eggs, salt and pepper and oil for frying.
Make It: Chicken and Waffle Sliders
Chocolate-Caramel Kettle Chips
Super-crunchy, salty, kettle-fried potato chips are the perfect canvas for the addition of sweetness and chocolate. A thin layer of caramel and chopped nuts makes this chip satisfy all your cravings at once. Get the recipe.
Make It: Chocolate-Dipped Kettle Chips
Make It: Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream
Make It: Blueberry Merlot Sorbet
Chocolate Brownie Pudding
If it's hard to satisfy your sweet tooth, this chocolate brownie is sure to do the trick. A molten lava cake and brownie hybrid, this chocolatey treat is even more tasty topped with vanilla ice cream. Get the recipe.
Make It: Chocolate Brownie Pudding
5: Don’t Forget the Cocktails
Because, well, duh!
Make It: Frozen Hurricane Cocktail
Make It: Whiskey Sour
Make It: Cocoa Freeze Cocktail
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Make It: Tropical Margarita
Make It: Ginger and Carrot Cocktail
Make It: Hop Skip and Go Naked Punch
6: If All Else Fails, Wine + Junk Food
Wine and Junk Food Pairings 00:28
These pairings were created for breakups. I’m convinced of it.