It’s award season, and the biggest event is just around the corner. When planning an Oscars party, it’s always fun to have a theme, but if you design yours around the 2016 Best Picture nominees, you’ll just have one big bummer after the next.
If the heavy material in the nominated films — The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Room and Spotlight — is too much to bear, we give you full permission to eat your feelings on Feb. 28. Round up some friends and break out some comfort food as heavy as the films’ content. That means extra cheese, please, lots of decadent chocolate desserts, and, of course, drinks on drinks on drinks. Check out our comforting menu below.
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The Academy Awards are three hours long. The night is usually filled with a lot of crying and crushed aspirations — and don’t get us started on what goes on at the actually ceremony. Raise the bar for everyone surrounding your TV with Alie & Georgia’s tips on the best booze and mixers:
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The Oscars are here! At last! We’ve weathered storms and polar vortexes and Super Bowls and lesser awards shows and junkets and speculation, but now it’s finally time to pull on sweatpants and watch hungry actresses in priceless gowns pretend like they’re not upset that they lost the honor of a lifetime! All that suspense and good bone structure can make a gawker hungry, so here are some suggested courses if you’re planning an Oscars get-together with friends. Or just yourself. It’s a long ceremony, people.
Red Carpet Velvet Cupcakes
Satisfy your sugar craving and start the evening off right by wolfing down some of Bobby Deen’s low(er)-calorie red velvet cupcakes. When you look in the mirror, ask yourself who you are wearing, and then answer, Frosting. It’s okay, we’ve all been there.
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Too thirsty to eat? Make our potable, potent Red Velvet Cupcake Cocktail. Everyone’s a winner on Oscar night.
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Meatless Monday is a global movement, a way of life. It’s not a campaign to turn everyone in the world vegetarian or vegan; in fact, many involved are meat-lovers. Eating less meat has been proven to reduce the risk of disease, curb obesity and has important environmental impacts, too. Will you join us in giving up meat, just for one day a week?
The silver screen’s biggest names will strut down the red carpet on Sunday as Hollywood doles out its coveted little gold men. If you plan to root for your favorite actors and films in style, break out the bow ties and sequins and throw your own star-studded soirée, showcasing A-list hors d’oeuvres like these elegant puff pastry tarts. Assembling them won’t require any movie magic, just spinach, Italian cheeses and a box of frozen pastry shells. The flaky, savory bites will make your guests feel like the night’s real winners, even if they’re not walking off with a shiny statuette.
Cheese and Spinach Puff Pastry Pockets
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Make Theater-Style Popcorn at Home - Image Courtesy Food Network Magazine
Sure, you can make fancy-schmancy Mark Zucker-burgers, “True Cheese Grits” and White and Black Swan Pasta all day long, but really, what are the Oscars without popcorn? Skip the bagged stuff — making your own is tastier and simpler.
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