Today I’m giving you a sneak peek at part two of my PEOPLE magazine spread, featuring more of my Oscar party tips, available on newsstands now! (Look for the issue with Elizabeth Smart’s wedding on the cover.)
If you’re putting together an Oscars viewing party for your friends, check out my fun menu of signature cocktails and snack foods based on each of this year’s ‘Best Picture’ nominees. I think you’ll find, there’s a little something for everyone!
My favorite drink idea was inspired by the movie “Midnight in Paris”, it’s called the French 75 Cocktail, and it’s a sexy combination of brandy, orange liqueur, lemon juice and champagne. A close second, though, is the Mint Julep inspired by “The Help”, because everything tastes delicious when there’s fresh mint, crushed ice and bourben involved!
For the snacks, make sure you spread them out throughout your party space. Small bowls or martini glasses work great for this! More guests will be tempted to eat your party snacks if they’re displayed in more than one place, which means less clean-up and waste for you!
What types of cocktails and snacks will you be serving at your Oscars gathering this weekend? Let me know in the comment section below. Click HERE for even more of my Oscar party recipes, themes, and activity ideas!