Amanda Pendolino
February 20, 2013

5 Amazing Oscar Party Recipe Ideas

Are you throwing an Oscar party for the 2013 Academy Awards this Sunday? Whether you’re rooting for Jennifer Lawrence or Jessica Chastain to win Best Actress, you’re going to need some delicious appetizers to get you through the show. Check out our top 5 recipe ideas for Oscar party food.

Tuxedo chocolate-covered strawberries

Chocolate dipped strawberries are delicious on their own — but making that chocolate look like a little tuxedo makes them perfect Oscar treats! All you need to make this recipe from SimplyRecipes are 24 to 30 fresh strawberries, six ounces of white chocolate, eight ounces of dark chocolate and a piping bag.

Oscar statue cookies

I’m in love with these Oscar cookies from Bakerella that stand up just like real Oscar statues! The gold dust sugar really gives the cookies a glamorous touch. Note: you will need a statue cookie cutter, so you may need to expedite shipping on that if you need to order one online.

Best Picture-themed food

This year’s best picture nominees are Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, Django Unchained, Argo, Life of Pi, Amour, Beasts of the Southern Wild and Silver Linings Playbook. Epicurious has put together entire menus for each film — or get inspired on your own. For example, since Argo is set in the Middle East, you can impress your guests with hummus or baklava.

For Beasts of the Southern Wild, try a traditional Southern Cajun or Creole recipe, like gumbo. For Amour and Les Miserables, choose anything French, like French onion soup gratin — or, for a little more humor, you can bake some French bread that Jean Valjean would love to steal. Your guests would also love a Philly cheesesteak for Philadelphia-set Silver Linings Playbook… or you could always serve Raisin Bran (or Raisin Bran muffins!).

Film reel cakes and cookies

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Cut-out sugar cookies don’t have to be just for Christmas! Cut out smaller circles and use sprinkles and fruit leather to make cookies that look like film reels. This one’s a great project for kids — check out the recipe from Education.com. We also love the idea of a film reel cake, which you can make with an 8- or 10-inch pattern from Cake Central.

Go liquid

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You can always forgo the fancy recipes and eat like a celebrity: alcohol only! Check out these 2013 Oscar cocktails from Liquor.com, including the delicious Champagne Dreams and Spiced Chocolate. Los Angeles’ local NBC station has also compiled Oscar cocktails from local LA bars, like “The Skyfall,” which features Caorunn Scottish gin.