updated 08/10/2011 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 08/10/2011 AT 9:45 AM ET
How did the cast and the crew of The Help celebrate their film? With a hearty helping of macaroni and cheese, of course.
Following Tuesday night’s Beverly Hills premiere, a Southern-themed afterparty honored the book-to-screen adaptation, which tells a story of racial tension in ’60s Jackson, Miss.
The film’s stars, including Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, Mary Steenburgen and Allison Janney, were treated to Southern comfort food, such as fried chicken, pecan cupcakes and sweet tea.