Let’s face it, if you’re throwing an Oscar Awards-viewing party, a red carpet theme is so passé, and who wants to drag out their bowtie and cummerbund just for a night of munching on caramel popcorn around the TV? We put together ideas for themed parties based on eight of the favorite nominees, most from the Best Picture category, complete with food and drink recipe ideas to liven up things up for your Oscar-viewing party.
So if you are rooting for Leo to finally win his first Oscar, you may want to go for a Wall Street theme and serve several gin cocktails while encouraging everyone to dress in their business best. Or if you think that Gravity deserves to win top honors this year, we’ve got two words for you: astronaut food. Frozen of course calls for some frozen blue margaritas (frozen blue slushies for the kids), while fans of Dallas Buyers Club have the awesome opportunity to serve up lone-star favorites like our Texas toast recipe.
For American Hustle-lovers, we found a recipe for chocolate-covered rice krispie treats- aptly called "Fugghedaboutits."
And if Her is more your speed, you can encourage guests to have their heads in their phones all night. All jokes aside, whoever you’re rooting for, these food and drink recipes are sure to have your guests talking long after the last envelope is opened.