Maybe you’ve been waiting for that Oscar invitation for weeks and the mail carrier is avoiding those desperate stares?
You can still party like an Oscar nominee for little cash and a lot of panache.
First is the guest list of your movie buff buds. Cut a sample ballot out of the newspaper (most will carry them this week) and made several copies.
Wine presentation is very important so if you don’t have a champagne chiller just cover a small bucket with foil. Make your sparkling wine and still wine the centerpiece for the party.
Add an element of surprise and ask each guest to bring an appetizer that is typifies those in the “Best Picture” category.
For example, little lobster rolls is an obvious choice for “Manchester by the Sea.” Several bread sticks anchored in a pesto-covered block of cream cheese is a good call for “Fences.” “La La Land” requires a little razzle, dazzle. Cut cheese into crescent shapes and top with edible silver sparkles.
Champagne is the obvious celebratory beverage to accompany Oscar night. The prices are as varied as the number of nominees. Zinfandel is a nod to California’s wine so it’s a good pairing choice. Hang gold ribbon curtains around the main party area and pop the corks.
And the envelope please…