Sunday actors, actresses, directors, and more will gather to celebrate the best in film at the Oscars. This tradition stated in 1927 during dinner, “M-G-M studio chief Louis B. Mayer and his guests talked about creating an organized group to benefit the film industry.”(Academy Story). Food, entertainment, and awards is the center of the event. Host a glamorous party for the night, here are a few ideas to recreate a magical transformation.
The Governors Ball is the it party after the glamour of the red carpet and award ceremony. This year the colors are red and gold. Recreating you own flair on the night is simple and inexpensive.
Invite as many of your friends, neighbors, and co-workers to this award winning night. There are free Oscar invites to email your friends. These invites will set the stage for your party’s theme.
Great decor for your party is some simple floral arrangements on the serving table and one or two other locations. This will brighten the room and bring a nice scent. Red and white carnations with baby’s breath in gold vases perfect for the color scheme. Movie posters from previous award winning films is a perfect addition.
You can recreate your own red carpet with the purchase of a backdrop and red carpet. Party City has a great selection of themed backdrops and red carpet rolls for your event. You can include a few fun selfie items to make it a little more fun. Don’t forget the #4ChionStyle and #Oscars.
You can present awards for the best dressed, best use of selfie accessories, best guest who selects the most nominees that take home the Oscar, and Best at the Oscars Trivia Game. This is a great Oscar game, but cell phones must be stashed away for fair playing.
Music for the event is easily created with a playlist of the winners of Best Music and Best Picture scores for the last 88 Academy Awards. Here you can search for the winners and get your playlist ready.
The Governors Ball is all set and ready for Sundays hungry award winning party. The celebrities will be enjoying the creations of the top chefs, pastry chefs, event planners and more. You can create the same elegance at your party with variations on the menu for your taste.
The Governors Ball will be serving up truffle popcorn dusted with gold. A great savory popcorn to enjoy. Recreating this is as simple as a popcorn bar with various items each of your guest can add to their liking. This can include:
There are many great food items that are included on the menu for the celebrities after a long day of preparing and attending the evening. They are sure to be hungry guests. Your guest can enjoy some of your favorite simple favorites made bite size or small appetizers. A tradition at the event is Truffle Mac and Cheese by Chef Wolfgang Puck. There is a simple way to create this for your guests in small appetizers with a variety of flavor choices.
- 8 ounces elbow macaroni
In large pot of boiling salted water, cook the macaroni to al dente (approximately 7 minutes). Strain and place in large bowl mixing bowl.
While the noodles are cooking. In a separate pot, melt the butter and whisk in the flour. Continue to cook over low heat for 4 minutes stirring constantly. Add the milk, onion and bay leaf. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove onion and bay leaf.
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 3-1/2 cups milk
- 1/2 medium white onion
- 1 bay leaf
You are welcome to change up the cheese choice to your top three favorites.
- 10 ounces grated sharp aged white Cheddar cheese
- 3 ounces grated Gruyere cheese
- 1 ounce grated Parmesan cheese
Remove from heat source add 3/4 of the aged cheddar and all of the other cheeses. Season with cayenne, salt and black pepper and fold in macaroni. This recipe creates 8 crème Brûlée or 4 ramekins dishes.
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- pinch cayenne (does not add a lot of heat. You can adjust to your liking)
- 1 tsp. nutmeg (if you desire)
- 1 tsp. dry mustard, but NOT with nutmeg (if you desire)
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
Here you can now decide to change up the selections for your guests. The next section you can create some plain mac and cheese with bread crumbs on the top, Truffle Mac, or Cheese, or Lobster Mac and Cheese. Using crème Brûlée or 4 ramekins dishes provide a small sample.
- Section off some of the macaroni and cheese into another mixing bowl
- Toast up about 5 bread slices without crumbs to make 1 cup of crumbs
- You can use plain white bread, sour dough, or brioche.
- Blend in blender until crumbs
- Toss with
- 3 tablespoons butter melted
- 1 tsp. dried or finely chopped parsly
Place macaroni and cheese in lightly buttered crème Brûlée or 4 ramekins dishes. Bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove let stand 5 minutes.
You can create Truffle Macaroni and Cheese with or without the bread crumb topping.
- Section off some of the macaroni and cheese add
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped black truffles
- Mix lightly
Place macaroni and cheese in lightly buttered crème brûlée or ramekins dishes. Bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
After waiting the 5 minute rest period you
- Finish with a few drops of black truffle oil
- Place sliced fresh black truffles on top
Lobster Macaroni and Cheese
Section off some of the macaroni and cheese into another mixing bowl. You can create this with or without the bread crumb topping.
- 1/2 pound cooked lobster meat
- Toss lightly
Francis Ford Coppola Wine, created by film director Francis Ford Coppola, is the wine of the evening. Get your decanters and wine glasses ready for a night of celebration. The celebrities will enjoy this label poured from Oscar® themed Magnums.
Dessert is always must for a party. A great local baker can create various desserts for your elegant event. One great item is mini desserts. This allows for great tasting experiences and little clean up.
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