Guests will love a gourmet popcorn bar. Pop tons of popcorn, display in stylish containers & provide various seasonings that guests can sprinkle on. Try Cajun spices, curry, truffle salt or even sweet cocoa for a new twist on this cinema classic. The cute paper concession stand containers are available at most party supply stores!
“Silver Linings Playbook” was one of my faves this season, not just because of that hot Bradley Cooper, but because it’s set in my almost-hometown! These Philly cheese steak sliders make for a hearty main course party food & they are really easy to prepare. Everyone wins!
Celebrate just like the stars with a glam champagne cocktail. To keep with the red carpet theme, I made these with blood orange juice & frozen cherries. Then I add sweet vermouth, scotch and mix. Top with the bubbly. (Prosecco, the less expensive Italian cousin of champagne, works too!)
A salute to “The Life of Pi” = individual dessert pies in assorted fillings & favors. I’m a big believer in making some things from scratch & buying some items to save time & money. These are store bought so easy as, umm, pie!
Apparently ginger cookies were one of honest Abe’s favorite foods! We did a traditional baked Brie with cranberry & raisin chutney. Instead of boring crackers, we used Abe’s favorite-a ginger snap, to do the scooping.
Macaroons are a fun treat inspired by “Les Miserables”! They are available online & in specialty grocery stores. In an homage to our gilded friend Oscar, I dusted them in edible gold powder! It sounds decadent but it’s sold in a small container for about $8-available at baking supply stores & online baking sites.
Who doesn’t love the candy snacks available at the concession stand? Here’s a more glam version-just buy candy in bulk from the grocery store (the more old-fashioned & colorful the better) & display in pretty glass containers you already have. I used champagne glasses, julep cups & apothecary jars. Sweet!
I gave southern staple hushpuppies a twist with another southern classic, pimento cheese. This is a fun, easy to make at home finger food inspired by “Beasts of the Southern Wild”!