Saturday, February 19, 2011

An Oscar Worthy Affair

I hope you've been enjoying the blog crawl! Are you excited for the upcoming awards show tomorrow night?
*Edited...err, next Sunday! whoops!

I've done a little fun research and compiled some inspiration for hosting an Oscar party, in true Academy fashion. 

First up, the Decor
I envision lots of red, black, and gold. Sparkle and shine...think Hollywood glam! When I saw this inspiration board put together on Twig & Thistle, I thought it pretty much hit the nail on the head.


How fun are these Oscar statue sugar cookies? Click on the link below for the recipe.


An Oreo cake? Um, yes please! And this gold buttercream is simply amazing.

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Champagne flutes filled with chocolate moose & assorted chocolate truffles.


In addition to the usual variety of wine and champagne, consider offering a signature cocktail. Here are a couple recipes that are sure to be Oscar worthy.

Black Swan Cocktail
1 1/2 oz Black Raspberry liqueur
1 ounce tequila
1/2 oz amaretto liqueur
Shake tequila and amaretto with ice. Strain into chocolate rimmed martini glass. Shake black raspberry liqueur with ice and layer into martini glass. 

Red Carpet Fizz
3 oz champagne
1/2 oz Grand Marnier orange liqueur
1/2 oz lime juice
2 oz orange juice
Pour champagne, liqueur, and juices into champagne glass. Garnish with maraschino cherry or orange slice. Add some pizzazz and consider rimming the champagne glasses in red sanding sugar. 
Hope this gives you a little inspiration to host your own Oscar party! I know I'm looking forward to planning something really good for next year.

Stop by Bun & Borough tomorrow for the grand finale of the blog crawl!


Virginia Belle said...

I am so excited for the Oscars tomorrow! If I didn't have to work all day tomorrow I would definitely throw a party. Thanks for all of the inspiration! The Oscar cookies are too cute and the red carpet fizz sounds delicious :)

Jillian said...

i love this post!! so many great ideas (i want that gold cake and those little oscar cookies-too cute!) i wish we could all have an oscar party together :) have a fantastic weekend! xoxo jcd

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

I have been loving the red carpet looks this year so I am very excited for the Oscars! Those sugar cookies look amazing!

<3Chelsea Elizabeth

Classy Fab Sarah said...

Wait a minute, are the Oscars tomorrow? I thought they were next weekend, the 27th?? I might be losing my mind. I'm off work tomorrow but have to work the 27th, so I thought I was missing them.

Well lucky day for me.

Kristen said..., you're right! whoops!

Marian said...

Oh my gosh...I'm obsessed with all the gold!! Those Loubies are perfect...and the shimmery dress needs to get into my closet:)

ashley @ ashleynicolecatherine said...

oh how fun! love those oscars cookies!


Megan said...

Oh my gosh, I love all of these fancy desserts! So so adorable!! I want to throw a party now!

Nells said...

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you pictures are really
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Jenni said...

Too much pretty and deliciousness for one post. My head might explode. And now I'm hungry again. Thanks! ;)

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

SO fun and I'll be watching just like I do each year with a lovely cocktail in hand...that Red Carpet Fizz sounds delish!

Liesl :)

Melissa Hare said...

I love that dress! So glad I found your blog! Beautiful!

Michelle @ Ten June said...

oh my gosh, so fun! i love the oscar cookies and the gold frosting. so glam : ) i need to watch all of the nominated movies- i've only seen black swan!

la petite coquine said...

I am in heaven-love everything about this! And your Oscars look-amazing!

Hope you're having a divine weekend!

Jana said...

Don't know why I'm just noticing this, but that gold icing is a-maz-ing!!!! Wow... I have never seen that and I love it!!!