Friday, February 25, 2011

A Red Carpet Step

Sunday, February 27th, 2011 marks the 83rd Academy Awards Show.  What a great time to roll out the red carpet and get glammed up with your girlfriends.  Two of Hollywood’s hot young stars are hosting this years awards, James Franco and Anne Hathaway.  I’ll be tuning in just to see what their energy brings to the table this year.

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When you send out invites to your party be sure to also send out this years Oscar ballots.  This way guests can fill out their chooses prior to coming to the party. ( Make sure to have everyone dress in black tie.  How often do we get to get dressed up?  As guest enter the party snap lots of “paparazzi” photos.  Guests can be asked to bring food tying in to their favorite nominees.  For “True Grit” someone could bring grits, Irish soda bread for “The Fighter”, and perhaps good ole caramel popcorn for “Toy Story 3”.

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Of course every good Oscar party needs champagne.  Here’s a great Oscar worthy drink idea: (From Katie Lee, who will be serving this up to the actual stars)

Moet's Silver Screen Punch

1 (6 ounce) can pink lemonade concentrate, partially thawed
8 ounces pineapple juice
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
1 cup vodka
1 bottle Moët & Chandon
1 pineapple, cut into rings and frozen

In a blender, combine pink lemonade concentrate, pineapple juice, strawberries, and ginger. Blend until smooth. Pour into a punch bowl. Add vodka and stir to combine. Just before serving, pour in Moet. Add frozen pineapple rings.

You can also send everyone home with they’re very own Oscar. One simple version would be to top cupcakes with an “Oscar”.

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Of course if you have enough time, and are as skilled as the baking gurus at Bakerella then you could whip up your guests there very own Oscar cookies. 

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Enjoy the Oscars!! I am sure there will be some surprises, tune in early to check out the red carpet.  The fun will begin at 8pm Eastern on ABC.

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