ACADEMY AWARDS PARTY
I got together friends to watch The Golden Globes. I think I enjoyed it much more than the Oscars, since I have rarely seen even most of the movies covered by the Academy Awards. With the Golden Globes, there are some awards for television and some shows I might have seen. Black and gold were obvious choices, whether for the Golden Globes or the Academy awards. I tried to incorporate as much in black and gold as possible.
I used a shimmery gold tablecloth with a black glittery piece of fabric to cover boxes of different levels for displaying food offerings and movie props. Classic movie star photos in black and white were displayed in black and gold Art Deco inspired frames. Guest were offered shimmery gold rimmed plates for their food.
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I prepared easy-to-eat finger food like these Honey-Ginger-Chicken-Skewers so that guests could move around the room and gather in front of the television for the main event. Skewers of appetizers like these Caprese Skewers were displayed in film cans to carry through the movie theme. To dress up the skewers, I used hot glue to attach gold and black pom poms to the ends of the skewers. Other appetizer offering included a cheese display and a flavored popcorn bar. Desserts were also given a touch of gold using Wilton Color Mist spray. To keep things simple, I served up store bought meringues and box mix brownies. Adding the gold to what would have looked like simple desserts gave them a luxurious look.
On the side table where I set up the flavored popcorn bar, were black coated paper bags adorned with sparkly gold stars so that guests could help themselves to whichever popcorn they chose. Nearby were all of the ingredients for guest to mix up my signature drink for the evening, Magnificent Martinis. I will be doing a whole post on the martinis, how to make them and tips for serving them with a little glitz in the next week.
You don’t necessarily have to have entertainment for an Academy Awards Party since the television show will be the main entertainment, but if you want to have fun and get your guests involved, I would bring out the bingo cards! I have created this fun Academy Awards bingo game with FREE printable bingo cards! Just click on that link and you can be on your way to Academy Awards bingo. I hope you are inspired to gather some friends or family and have fun watching the Oscars coming up on March 4th!