Perfect Pairings for Golden Globes Party

In honor of the awards ceremony, we match up perfect menu pairs for your viewing party
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An A-list event is guaranteed to have a few key elements: a red carpet rolled out for the feet of hundreds of beautiful, talented people, jaw-dropping dresses and jewels, gossip-worthy dates, and even a few blooper-worthy moments. But the one thing the Golden Globes are known for isn’t the shock value or elaborate opening act; it's their ability to perfectly pair hosts that make the awards show worth watching.

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In 1972 at the 29th Golden Globes, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé, a husband-and-wife singing duo, were among the first to host the award ceremony as a pair. Richard Crenna, John Davidson and Chevy Chase all hosted the awards by themselves over time, but for many years the Globes were always hosted by a pair. And even though Ricky Gervais broke the streak of pair hosting at the 2010 67th Annual Golden Globes ceremony, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler brought duet hosting back at the 70th award ceremony and were so amazing that they will be hosting together again this year.

The lesson here? The Golden Globes are best enjoyed in pairs. So you can enjoy the awards the way they were meant to be enjoyed, we came up with some classic pairings that can be turned into perfect viewing-party foods. Classic duets like peanut butter and jelly make a debut on your at-home red carpet in the form of a demure shake. Chicken and dumplings end up making the perfect appetizer, and even steak and potatoes can be served as perfect party fare. You can even invite guests to arrive as their favorite celebrity couple!

To get inspired for your own award-winning menu, check out our ideas here!

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