Academy Awards Cocktail Party

Academy Awards Cocktail Party

Celebrate the Oscars with old-school Hollywood style

Glamorous? Frenchy cheese puffs. Old-school style? Crudités. Chic?
Orange-flavored truffles. This couture-caliber Oscars cocktail party winks at classic Hollywood but is so easy and affordable. While the stars sashay down the red carpet, sip on a sparkling cocktail. As they preen for the cameras, snack on rosemary walnuts. And as the acceptance speeches go on and on, have a few paprika-spiced mussels. In addition to serving classy snacks, you’ll want to consider a good line of sight at your TV party; here are some tips on How to Set Up Your Room for an Oscar Party.

Black Pepper–Manchego Cheese Puffs
These gougères—French-style cheese puffs—are livened up with Parmesan, Manchego, and pepper.

Broiled Mussels with Sweet Paprika Aioli
Finished with parsley and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Roasted Rosemary Walnuts
Toasty walnuts infused with rosemary flavor.

Olive-Parsley Dip with Crudités
Use whatever fresh vegetables you please with this tangy herbed dip studded with olives.

Orange Marmalade Truffles
Petite chocolates get triple the orange flavor from marmalade, liqueur, and zest.

The Academy Sparkler
Toast the winners with this anise-, bay leaf–, and orange-flavored bubbly cocktail.