How to Throw the Perfect Awards Viewing Party

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You’ll deserve a standing ovation after throwing this party!

The awards season is around the corner, and while you might not be partying on the red carpet, that doesn't mean you can’t throw a viewing party fit for the stars. Whether you’re hosting family and friends to watch the People’s Choice Awards, the Golden Globes or the Oscars, stick with us for tips and tricks to throw a celebration full of Hollywood glamour.

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Steal the show with a standout ingredient

Think of your party fare in terms of starring and supporting actors. For an award-winning bash, build a menu around a starring ingredient such as King’s Hawaiian dinner rolls, an option we love for their sweet, delicious flavor that appeals to adults and kids alike, and their versatility in many kinds of recipes.

Add star quality to your evening

Your menu is in place and the guest list is set, but is your party ready for its closeup? Look for ways to incorporate touches of glamour and fun, whether that’s topping drinks with a special garnish or adding a unique twist to the theme of the dishes. Get kids involved by including a craft such as making star-studded table settings or cut-out gold Oscar statues.

Roll out the red carpet for your guests

 The ultimate secret to a successful viewing party is making your guests feel like the stars. Give out awards to kids and adults for categories such as best dressed – everyone loves to dress up! Serve finger foods that are easy to eat in front of the big screen and tasty to all palates, such as sliders, dips and snack mixes. Keep it festive with celebratory toasts throughout the evening, using sparkling cider for the younger attendees and champagne for the adults.

Recipe ideas

 Check out these simple and delicious recipes when planning your viewing party.

Tzatziki Dip
This tzatziki is the perfect dip to serve with fresh cut vegetables or sweet Hawaiian bread. It's so light and full of flavor, you’ll have your guests begging for more!

Crostini Trio
These asparagus, bell pepper, and strawberry balsamic crostini are the perfect appetizers for entertaining a bunch of friends or an easy treat for an evening at home with family.

Lil Kahuna Sliders
Everyone needs a go-to chicken sandwich that is guaranteed to please. This recipe will become a new favorite with all of its flavor and vibrant colors.  Plus, topping it with a star-shaped pineapple adds a bit of fun and whimsy.

Tuxedo Roll
Dress up your basic lobster roll by adding a simple homemade kimchi slaw. Top with a bow tie to make them extra fancy. These Tuxedo Rolls are irresistibly delicious and perfect for entertaining!

Salty Sweet Movie Mix
Instead of buttered popcorn, try mixing King’s Hawaiian bread with kettle corn or another one of your favorite popcorn flavors to satisfy both your sweet and salty cravings.  

Bollywood Sliders

These Chicken Tikka Masala Sliders are a delicious twist on a traditional Indian-style dish. They are well spiced and flavored to perfection

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