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Oscar Party Foods & Cocktails Inspired by the Year’s Best Pictures

The Oscar contenders this year have stiff competition! With critically acclaimed movies in every corner, from The Descendents to The Help, the academy have definitely had to make some tough decisions. However, for all of you enjoying the show at home, what to eat can be a no-brainer! These awesome “Best Picture” inspired foods are a great start to any Oscar party, and regardless of which ones you’re rooting for, everyone is a winner if these dishes are on the menu.

The Artist
This sophisticated silent film takes place in stylish 1920s Hollywood. What better way to cheer on this modern throwback to a classic age than with an updated Old-Fashioned cocktail?

 

The Descendents
While George Clooney being cuck-holded seems an entirely unrealistic premise on the outset, this critically-beloved Hawaii-based film has a great chance of taking home the prize. Cheer it on with Hawaiian ahi tuna poke tostadas!

Spicy Ahi Tuna Poke Tostadas (from aida mollenkamp)Spicy Ahi Tuna Poke Tostadas

 

The Help
If you’ve seen “The Help,” you’ll know there’s all kinds of delicious food that gets passed around – but it’s obvious that Minny’s infamous chocolate pie steals the show. Make your own bite-sized chocolate pies today!

Delicious Chocolate Pie (from culinography)Delicious! Chocolate Pie

 

Hugo
This beautiful film follows the adventures of a brilliant young boy with a deep-seated love for true art. An old-fashioned, simple, yet layered and complex French classic like homemade croissants is the perfect complement to such a film.

 

Midnight in Paris
This magical, fun, light story takes place before the lush backdrop of Paris at night. With a script that is an absolute delight to any liberal arts major, what’s more appropriate than serving up one of Ernest Hemingway’s favorite drinks: the daiquiri?

The Hemingway Daiquiri (from book cooker)The Hemingway Daiquiri

 

Moneyball
How did the Oakland A’s come to succeed despite their low-salary constraints in 2002? This film tackles the question with sharp, witty dialogue and drama. Enjoy it with the same treat that goes best with every baseball game: caramel covered popcorn just like Cracker Jacks!

Cracker Jacks Caramel Corn (from Savory Sweet Life)Cracker Jacks Caramel Corn

 

Tree of Life
This lush, philosophical Texas-based film is a crystallized vision of one man’s life, from his first days on earth to the very last. Capture your own slice of life with a beautiful, classic Texan margarita in gelatin!

Gelatin Margarita (from The Modern Gelatina)Gelatin Texan Margarita

 

War Horse
This moving film follows one brave horse’s journey through war and back to his rural English home. Enjoy comforting, English country food of your own with an individualized portion of cottage pie!

English Cottage Pie (from Don’t Forget Delicious!)English Cottage Pie

 

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