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How to Throw a Fifty Shades Darker Masquerade Party (and a Yummy Cookie Recipe)

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If I had to guess (especially if you are a superfan), I would probably believe that you’ve heard that “Fifty Shades Darker,” the second movie in the Fifty Shades series, is coming to theaters on February 10th.

How to Throw a Fifty Shades Darker Masquerade Party (and a Yummy Cookie Recipe)

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in this sequel. As the two start trying to put their relationship back together, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.

I know a lot of people will be using the movie as a Valentine’s Day date, but it also provides a lot of inspiration for a girls’ night, too! Whether you’re planning a bridal shower, a birthday party, or just a fun night for you and your favorite friends, there’s a lot of great inspiration to be had here.

How to Throw a Fifty Shades Darker Masquerade Party (and a Yummy Cookie Recipe)

In the book and the movie, there’s a super hot scene at a masquerade ball. This provided great inspiration for me to create a masquerade party in my home. Personally, I’m imagining this as a fun girls’ night party, but I think if you were either a little sillier or a little more daring, you could make it a co-ed party. If you have a lot of single friends that you’d like to introduce to each other, you could even have the party on Valentine’s Day and use the masks for a game!

How to Throw a Fifty Shades Darker Masquerade Party (and a Yummy Cookie Recipe)

I made these masquerade cookies and I’m pretty happy with how they came out!

Colorful Masquerade Mask Cookie Recipe

Masquerade Sugar Cookie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • color sugars

Directions:

  1. Follow the instructions on the Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix for the cutout cookie recipe. Using a masquerade cookie cutter, cut out each mask and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle with color sugars of your choice.
  2. Bake at 375 degrees for 5-7 minutes and let cool.

Colorful Masquerade Mask Cookie Recipe

I also received these cute goody bags for party guests, which are perfect for a Fifty Shades of Grey party.

How to Throw a Fifty Shades Darker Masquerade Party (and a Yummy Cookie Recipe)

How to Throw a Fifty Shades Darker Masquerade Party (and a Yummy Cookie Recipe)

So what do you think? This Valentine’s Day will you “Slip into something a shade darker”?

How to Throw a Fifty Shades Darker Masquerade Party (and a Yummy Cookie Recipe)