Oscar Night

The 92nd Academy Awards show will be telecast on Sunday, February 9th. How about hosting an Oscar watch party? It could have lots of glitz and glam, or it could just be a casual informal gathering. No matter which way you choose, there has to be food!

Popcorn Please!

Most people I know stop at the concession counter in the movie theater and load up on popcorn, drinks and probably some typical movie theater candy like Junior Mints and Milk Duds before going to their seats. It seems like movies and food just go together.

The Food Network has some wonderful ideas for Oscar night noshing. There is a whole section called, “Best Supporting Snacks” that tells you how to make theater-style buttered popcorn or “pepped-up” cheesy, sweet and spicy or rocky road popcorn.

If you want something a little meatier than popcorn, how about some Spaghetti and Meatball Skewers or Nominee Nachos with mushrooms and a drizzle of truffle oil? You could finish everything off with a Concession-stand Cupcake or two.

All these recipes and many more can be reached by clicking here.

Hollywood-Themed Fun

Whether you have watched all of the nominated films or none, Oscar parties are always a fun excuse to get everyone together for Hollywood-themed food, drinks, decorations and activities.

Cool Mom Picks is a site that has lots of ideas for all things Oscar. There are ideas for easy decorations and activities as well as recipes for Oscar-related food and drinks such as Champagne Jello Shots, Willem de Foie Gras and Calamari by Your Name and even a popcorn bar.

You can find out about Oscar Bingo and see how to make an Oscar pinata or a Confetti Popper. Check it out by clicking here.

Fancy Appetizers

Taste of Home has recipes for something other than a crockpot of queso. Gruyere and Crab Palmiers may sound fancy, but they’re quite simple to make using puff pastry that you can get from your local supermarket.

Avocado Bruschetta is another recipe found on the site that is not only easy to make, but healthy too. Some other recipes that caught my eye are Garlic Cheese Flat Bread and Caramelized Onion Dip.

All the recipes have pictures of the final product and easy-to-follow directions. Click here to get to the site.

Whether you have a houseful of guests, or you are curled up on the couch in your jammies, I hope you will enjoy some of the recipes and ideas presented here. I’m also hoping that you have some good movie- food ideas to share with our DownHome readers in the Comments section below.


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