Are you looking for ideas to celebrate and party with your Mom beyond Brunch this Mother’s Day Weekend? Brunch is traditional and sweet but if you want to have a hilarious girls night out with you Mom, run to the theater this weekend to catch Melissa McCarthy’s new movie, Life of the Party. It is fabulous!!!! Life of the Party hits theaters this weekend May 11th just in time for Mother’s Day weekend. I was lucky enough to catch this flick at the premiere in Alabama and I can’t stop thinking about how much I loved this movie.
How Do You Party with your Mom?
What memories do you have of partying with your own Mom? Somehow the characters & relationships in Life of the Party make the unlikely storyline of Mom going back to college & partying with her daughter totally believable, hysterical, and relatable to everyone!
Backpacking through Europe with my Mom
In Life of the Party, Deanna, “Dee Rock”, played by Melissa McCarthy and her daughter, Maddie definitely share that special kind of relationship that transcends just being Mother and Daughter. Once I became a Mom myself, I realized just how much I cherished all those extra special moments over the years with my own Mama.I admit I’ve never gone wild at a college party with my own Mom, but together we’ve had awesome moments acting more like friends and sisters than Mother and Daughter.
This movie reminded me of the 3 weeks my Mom and I spent backpacking through Europe together 21 years ago….when I was 21! I was studying abroad in Scotland my Junior Year in college and had a trimester break, so….. my Mom decided to join me and we went EVERYWHERE! We tried to stick to a daily budget and go for a more authentic experience staying in local pensiones – some were fabulous and a few were a bit questionable! We had so many adventures and simply the best time ever.
Venice. London. Paris. Rome. Nice. Pompeii. The Swiss Alps. Florence. Capri. The Amalfi Coast.
It was simply amazing and a once in a lifetime trip for both of us. There’s no one I would have rather done this traveling with and when I I think back on this trip I’m so lucky the 2 of us were able to go on this grand adventure. So many memories!
Life of the Party Hits Theaters Tomorrow May 11th
Life of the Party Trailer
Melissa McCarthy stars as an old school mom who creates a whole new life in LIFE OF THE PARTY – a hilarious comedy no mom should miss – in theaters just in time for Mother’s Day!
When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna (McCarthy) turns regret into re-set by going back to college…landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who’s not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna—now Dee Rock—embraces freedom, fun and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self in a senior year no one ever expected.
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Thanks to Warner Brothers for inviting me to this event and covering my travel expenses. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own.