Are you getting excited for The Oscars this weekend? I absolutely love awards season because it combines two of my favorite things: parties and films! In fact, I created a festive party spread inspired by this year’s ‘Best Picture’ nominees that’s currently being featured in PEOPLE magazine. Check it out…
War Horse – Carrots with White bean and Tarragon Dip! An ode to the nominee’s four-legged star!
Midnight in Paris – Vegetable Quiche. A chic and tasty nod to the City of Light.
Tree of Life – Pulled pork BBQ sliders, yum! Serve these mini-sandwiches in honor of the movie’s setting and my home state, Texas!
The Descendants – Serve pineapple chunks on toothpicks because nothing captures island lifestyle more than fresh fruit!
The Help – This was an easy pick: chocolate pie a.k.a. Minny’s specialty—minus the secret ingredient!
The Artist – Sugar cookies glazed with black and white frosting in homage to old silent films.
Moneyball – Cracker Jacks are a ballpark classic, throw some in a bowl and feel free to jazz it up by tossing in extra ingredients (Try: chocolate!).
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close – Mini soft pretzels perfectly capture the vendor style foods that line the streets of NYC.
As far as party favors go, send everyone home with a delicious mini-croissants in honor of HUGO. You can also hand out ballots to your guests so that everyone can predict the winners, then, hand out mini-Oscar replicas (try local party store or buy them HERE online) to your party’s winners!