This is a sponsored post in collaboration with the digital release of the film, Paddington.

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Today marks the digital release of the film, Paddington. From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman, Paddington tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear who travels to the city in search of a home. We watch a lot of family movies and I have to say, Paddington had me laughing out loud, plus Nicole Kidman puts on a pretty awesome performance.

To celebrate, I am sharing a Paddington-inspired appetizer that moms can serve at a Paddington Movie Night Party, Orange Marmalade and Ricotta Bruschetta. If there was anything that Paddington loves, it is marmalade. I like this recipe for a Paddington Movie Night Party because it is similar to Paddington’s beloved marmalade sandwiches but with a sophisticated flair.

The Orange Marmalade and Ricotta Bruschetta is simple to prepare and ready in minutes. To begin, I sliced a baguette into thin slices and grilled them on a griddle. I then topped the grilled bread with one teaspoon of ricotta. I then topped the ricotta layer with warmed orange marmalade topped with finely chopped mint.

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The result is an elegantly simple appetizer perfect for munching on during the movie. This is not your average kid-friendly movie food (although my boys liked it); this is for the moms and dads to enjoy while watching the Paddington movie.

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In addition to “beary delicious” treats, no movie night is complete without fun games and activities. You can make your movie night special with a FREE printable Paddington Movie Night party kit so you can host a stellar family movie night. The free printable party kit is available at , along with other activities, crafts, and ideas.

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This Orange Marmalade and Ricotta Bruschetta would also be perfect for a Sunday brunch, a dinner party appetizer or even a light Springtime dinner when paired with a light salad. They are so tasty and more importantly, Paddington approved.

Orange Marmalade and Ricotta Bruschetta

A delicious appetizer to celebrate the digital release of the Paddington movie.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Author: Linda Arceo


  • 1 small baguette sliced
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup orange marmalade warmed
  • chopped mint for garnish
  • salt
  • olive oil


  • Heat a griddle over medium-high heat. Slice baguette and brush both sides with olive oil. Grill the bread until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side. Spread 1 tablespoons of ricotta over each piece of bread. Sprinkle with salt. Spoon 1 teaspoon of marmalade over the ricotta. Top with chopped mint and serve.


Perfect appetizer for a Paddington movie night party!
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Purchase your own digital copy of Paddington today and remember, stock-up on the marmalade!

Enjoy and happy movie watching!

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