The night of all things sparkly and golden is near and if you're throwing an Oscar party on Sunday, March. 2, a few Hollywood-themed recipes is the way to go.
With the red carpet, golden statues and list of nominations for best picture, recipes can be creative or just easy finger foods. Cook with a group of friends or prepare snacks the night before — whatever your motto is, there is a recipe for every cook to try.
We also have a list of party game and décor ideas for those of you going the extra mile.
Here are 13 of our favourite recipe ideas from the web including star-shaped sugar cookies and champagne cocktails you won't want to put down all night. Share your favourite recipe in the comments below:
Truffle Bacon Popcorn
It can't be Oscar night without a bucket (or small bowl) of popcorn. <a href="http://www.foodiecrush.com/2013/01/truffle-bacon-popcorn-plus-6-savory-popcorn-recipes/" target="_blank">Get the full recipe from Foodie Crush here. </a>
A fun take on a simple glass of champagne, try adding fresh pomegranate juice. <a href="http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/recipe/wicked-champagne-cocktail" target="_blank">Get the full recipe from Jamie Oliver here. </a>
Because we'll be talking about stars all night, let your guests enjoy these star-shaped sugar cookies. <a href="http://spoonful.com/recipes/star-cookies" target="_blank">Get the full recipe from Spoonful.com here. </a>
Finger Food Platter
The perfect option for finger foods, this platter has everything from olives to fresh cheese. <a href="http://honestlyyum.com/2276/the-perfect-cheese-platter/" target="_blank">Get the full recipe from Honestly Yum here. </a>
Want another fun take on popular finger foods? We suggest making these samosas. <a href="http://www.manjulaskitchen.com/2013/10/20/samosa-pinwheels/" target="_blank">Get the full recipe from Manjula's Kitchen here. </a>
Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes
Since all eyes will be on the red carpet, we also love these tiny red velvet cupcakes. <a href="http://www.cakeandallie.com/2011/12/mini-red-velvet-cupcakes/" target="_blank">Get the full recipe from Cake & Allie here. </a>
The hot dog and bun part is easy and we're also loving these suit and bow tie napkins! <a href="http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/recipes/entertaining/how-to-host-an-oscar-party-snacks#slide-3" target="_blank">Get the full recipe from Good Housekeeping here. </a>
Believe us, you will never buy packaged Doritos again. These homemade chips are made with olive oil and taco seasoning. <a href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.heathersfrenchpress.com%2F2013%2F05%2Fhomemade-doritos-and-an-old-fashioned-recipe-swap.html&_back=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.blogher.com%2Fblowout-party-menu-2014-oscars%3Fpage%3Dfull" target="_blank">Get the full recipe from BlogHer.com here. </a>
Pink Champagne Cocktail
This mix of brandy and chilled rose champagne is the perfect toasting drink. <a href="http://food.lohudblogs.com/2014/02/21/pink-champagne-cocktails-oscar-cocktail-recipes/" target="_blank">Get the full recipe from Small Bites here. </a>
Seriously, look how golden they are on the inside. <a href="http://www.bunsinmyoven.com/2011/10/25/homemade-butterfinger-candy-bars/" target="_blank">Get the full recipe from Buns In My Oven here. </a>
Raw Chocolate Strawberry Pie
Perfect for lovers of all things raw, vegan and red carpets. <a href="http://www.babble.com/best-recipes/raw-chocolate-strawberry-pie/" target="_blank">Get the full recipe from Babble here. </a>
Mini Award Cookies
Besides star-shaped cookies, we also love these miniature Oscar statue and red-carpet outfit sugar cookies. <a href="http://www.sweetsugarbelle.com/2011/02/making-itty-bitty-oscar-cookies-tutorial/" target="_blank">Get the full recipe from Sweet Sugar Belle here. </a>
Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
For the night of all things shiny, yellow and gold, we also suggest something more comforting like grilled cheese sandwiches. <a href="http://josieskitchen.com/post/23485977124/secret-recipe-club-mini-grilled-cheese-sandwiches" target="_blank">Get the full recipe from Josie's Kitchen here. </a>
NEXT: Oscar party ideas
The ballot game is essential to every Oscar-themed party. Everyone fills out their ballots before the show and at the end, find out which guest made the best guesses about that night's Oscar winners. <a href="http://www.studiodiy.com/2012/02/22/oscar-party-diy-free-printable-ballot/" target="_blank">Find out how to make your own ballots at Studio DIY here. </a>
What's the movies without popcorn? These printable labels add some old-timey charm to your containers. <a href="http://www.brit.co/2014-oscars-printables/" target="_blank">Find out how to make your own buckets at Brit.co. </a>
Red Carpet Bingo
They may not give out awards during the red carpet show, but that doesn't mean you can't have a competition of your own. These cards add a bit of fun (read snark) to the lead up to the big show. <a href="http://laurenvenell.com/oscars-red-carpet-bingo/" target="_blank">Find your own bingo cards here. </a>
The stars at the Governor's Ball shouldn't be the only ones enjoying some bubbly. You can't go wrong with this classic Champagne cocktail. <a href="http://cocktails.about.com/od/atozcocktailrecipes/r/chmpgn_cktl.htm" target="_blank">Get the recipe here.</a>
With these glittery cutouts, nobody at your party will have to go home without a prize. <a href="http://www.pencilshavingsstudio.com/2012/02/oscar-party-recap/" target="_blank">Find out how to make your own here. </a>
Name That Movie
Looking for some pre-show entertainment? Pull together notable quotes from famous Oscar-winning films and have a friendly showdown with your guests<a href="https://hmhdesigns.wordpress.com/2011/02/22/oscar-party-games/" target="_blank">.Learn how to play and put together the game from HNH Designs here. </a>
This is a fun take on the traditional Oscar ballot, inspired by fantasy football. Put together your dream team of Oscar contenders and the person with the most points at the end of the night wins. <a href="http://formalfringe.com/2013/02/18/2013-fantasy-oscars-draft-game/" target="_blank">Learn how to put the game together from Formal Fringe here. </a>
Awards Night Sugar Cookies
These are great for both serving at the party and giving to guests to take home. The stars shouldn't be the only ones getting a fancy gift bag, right? <a href="http://www.bakerella.com/awards-night-sugar-cookies/" target="_blank">Get the recipe from Bakerella here. </a>
Custom Beer Labels
Champagne taste on a beer budget? These clever printable labels add a bit of Oscar glam to your favourite brew. <a href="http://www.homestoriesatoz.com/holiday-ideas/oscar-award-party-ideas.html" target="_blank">Get the instructions from Home Stories A to Z here. </a>
Gold, Gold, Gold!
Gold balloons! <a href="http://catchmyparty.com/photos/488923" target="_blank">Bottles spray painted gold! Gold plastic utensils and plates!</a> You get the idea.
The Dress Code
We love this <a href="http://www.brit.co/pjs-and-pearls/" target="_blank">pajamas-and-pearls Oscar party theme</a>, but you could also use it as an excuse to break out your favourite fancy dress for an evening — or maybe everyone has to wear the bridesmaid's dress they've often considered burning.
These adorable badges are a great way to show your loyalty to your favourite nominee and can also make for a fun party game of "Guess the Hollywood Star." <a href="http://www.thehousethatlarsbuilt.com/2014/02/oscar-party-rosettes.html" target="_blank">Check out how to make them here. </a>
They don't serve food during the Oscars, so make sure your guests don't suffer the same fate. We like this fancier take on nachos, perfect for Oscar night. <a href="http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/nominee-nachos-recipe.html" target="_blank">Get the recipe from the Food Network here. </a>
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