This year, get your friends together for an Oscar viewing party complete with award worthy finger foods and cocktail recipes.
Nominated films for the 84th Annual Academy Awards include My Week with Marilyn, Moneyball, The Help, Midnight in Paris and Bridesmaids - and all of our Oscar party menu ideas below draw on inspiration from these best of 2012 movies.
While Marilyn, Paris and a quirky bridesmaid make the perfect models for delicious Oscar party cocktails, a vengeful maid, heroic girl and money inspired our Oscar party appetizers.
Pick a few (or all) of your favorites and enjoy with a cast of best friends while watching the stars parade down the red carpet and into the 84th Annual Academy Awards Sunday, February 26, 2012.
Billy Crystal, host of the 2012 Oscars, takes the stage at 8:30PM EST sharp, but you can count on red carpet coverage starting even earlier.
This Oscar party cocktail recipe is as bright and bubbly as this nominated film's namesake, with a bit of extra sass added in. We especially love the addition of the Champagne in this drink recipe for such a star-studded and glamorous evening! Read More
This dark blue drink is inspired by Woody Allen's Oscar nominated film, Midnight in Paris. We love the rich blue hue of this glam cocktail recipe, but also the it's spunky flavor -- something it shares with the film's quirky characters. Read More
The outrageously funny and beautifully ramshackle ladies of this next Oscar nominated film made you laugh, cringe and perhaps even cry a bit, which is why we insist you raise a glass in their honor. Such a cast deserves a drink recipe as tangy, beautiful and potentially disastrous as they proved. Read More
Like spinach, money is green, so it only seems fitting that this leafy vegetable would star in our Moneyball inspired appetizer cooked up just in time for the 2012 Academy Awards. This one-bowl Oscar party menu idea can be doubled or halved to feed screening parties of all sizes, but believe us when we say the more moneyballs the better! Read More
Fans of the Oscar nominated movie, The Help, have no fear! Though inspired by Minny's now notorious pie these delicious minis are full of the chocolate they actually promise...nothing more! We bet your Oscar party guests will get a kick at seeing these aptly named pies at your viewing party. Read More
Swedish meatballs are a cocktail party classic that taste best when dipped or smothered in creamy gravy and sweet and tangy lingonberry sauce. Serve these bite-sized meatballs at your Oscar party and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo won’t be the only Swedish import worthy of your guests’ attention! Read More