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Oscar® Party!

Celebrate Hollywood’s biggest night with top-rated party foods and winning cocktails.

Gather your film-fan friends on February 22nd and get ready to dish.

Who will deliver the best performance in a red carpet interview? Who can flash the most convincing smile when the other nominee wins? And who said it was okay to wear that dress?

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To help make the night a blockbuster success, we've assembled an award-winning line-up of recipes. Feel free to edit, splice, condense or rewrite to suit your tastes. Expecting a cast of thousands? Better make it a potluck!

    Feb. 22, 2010 6:49 am
    This is my 2nd party and I found that sushi rolls and truffles are good "celebrity" inspired dishes. add some wine selections or a good novelty drink & some popcorn and you have a reasonably simple menu.
    Feb. 23, 2010 3:46 am
    This will be our 7th Oscar party where each guest brings a dish that ties into one of the Best Picture nominees, chosen by random draw. With the added nominees, we decided couples could bring one dish that ties into both of their movies. This should result in some interesting dishes.
    Feb. 24, 2010 5:38 pm
    The most glitzy we've ever gotten with our Oscar Party was having rumaki, bacon-wrapped water chesnuts. Everything else was snacked out leftovers. For example, our leftover Polish sausage was sliced cold and skewered with toothpicks. We served it over chilled sauerkraut. Leftover pizza was cross cut and served cold. Had to have all of this with beer. It just didn't seem right to have anything else.
    Feb. 24, 2010 10:39 pm
    A great idea is to print ballots w/ all the nominees. These are to be given to guests as they come in, and completed b4 the Show starts.I will use "Best Actor" as an example only. Under best actor, list the nominees with a small box in front of each name. If there are 5 nominees, you will give your First choice a "5". Your 2nd choice gets a "4", your 3rd choice a "3", your 4th a "2", and your last choice a "1".. Ballots are then traded for scoring. When the winner is announced, you get the points that you had written by the winner's name. At the end of the show, the points are tallied, and high score (or Win, Place, and Show....as you like) gets a prize. Guests do not score for themselves, and need to vote for all nominees. If you have questions, contact me for clarification. Good Luck!
    Connie Cave 
    Feb. 25, 2010 1:36 pm
    This is probably our 15th Oscar Party. We have everyone dress up and take a photo on our red carpet. Oscar cardboard standups are outside and inside. Champagne is served with warm appetizers and candy and popcorn. One year we got a giant sub sandwich which went over well. We always give out ballots with an oscar and movie tickets and chocolate champagne for the winner. Every year the winner's oscar is engraved with the year and "you are a star". We decorate much of the house for Oscar.
    Feb. 22, 2012 12:31 pm
    I'm going way smaller (and making way less food this time around) for my Oscar party. But in keeping with this years theme of France and nostalgia, I'm making Julia Child's boeuf Bourguignon (It's french, it's oscar approved and everyone loved it when I made it that year) croissants from scratch, this fruit salsa I make every time, and a big pink cookie like the one at the french themed shower in Bridesmaids.
    Jan. 17, 2015 12:08 am
    My Oscar party every year features a menu of puns based on nominated film titles. Here is the 2015 menu, subject to changes before showtime. Happy OSCARS!


Selmosas with The Green Buddha-Pesto Indian samosas with green pesto chutney “Selma" and “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Salmon spread with crackers

The Theory of Every Wing Assorted flavors of chicken wings “The Theory of Everything” How to Train Your Rangoon, too Crab rangoon “How to Train Your Dragon 2”

“Boxtrolls” (animated short) MAIN DISHES Po’ Boyhood Po’ Boy sandwiches

Bird-Mandarin / Truly Imitation Game Asian vegetarian mock duck "Birdman" & “Imitation Game” Prawn Grill / Song of the Seafood Grilled Shrimp “Gone Girl” and “Song of the Sea” (animated feature) American Snapper Red snapper “American Sniper” SIDE DISHES Into the Weeds Seaweed Salad “Into the Wood
    Jan. 17, 2015 3:52 pm
    That didn't format well. :-(
    Artichoke Hearts 
    Feb. 7, 2015 7:34 am
    Thanks Michael. I appreciate this. I have a food themed party also. We look for food scenes in the movies and replicate or use our imaginations. Julia and Julia, 2009, was the best year!
    Feb. 11, 2015 7:42 am
    Here is what I have so far...suggestions/comments please Birdman: Chicken chili Selma: Honey corn bread Imitation Game: Martini's shaken not stirred Boyhood: Favor rite kids meal like gourmet updated mac and cheese or hot dogs and beans Wiplash: most famous recipe from 1947 chicken al a king or something from a nyc resturant from that era Grand Budapest: cupcakes of course Imitation of Life...stuck on this one other than something cut into small pieces like beef tenderloin?????
    Feb. 11, 2015 7:52 am
    Forgot American Sniper: Hummus Mideastern style topped with tomatoes, parsley paprika and olive oil .
    Feb. 12, 2015 12:38 pm
    We do an Oscar party every year with appetizers and food that matches the nominees. Clever titles and puns are more important than food accuracy. This year's menu isn't yet set, but will include: Beancurd Man (Birdman), The Theory of Everything Bagel Chips, Snubbed Cake, Confused Queso dip (Boyhood), Black and White cookies (Selma), Courtesan au chocolats (Grand Budapest Hotel)...
    Feb. 17, 2015 7:24 pm
    We do a movie themed party every year based on nominated films. This year is a tough one..Selma had biscuits, they ate burgers and fries a lot in Boyhood, Budapest hotel had those amazing cupcakes. There wasn't a lot of eating in this year's movies. Will have to think outside the box again this year( like the hummus severed hand for 127 hours)
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