My husband and I usually celebrate the Academy Awards with a huge party. I serve a buffet with tons of themed foods. 25-40 people come, eat, watch the Academy Awards and have a good time. But, this year, I was feeling something different. I didn't want a big party. So, we didn't have one. But that didn't mean that I didn't make a special treat for us to celebrate an event we love so much!
I ordered this candy mold from eBay a few months ago (honestly, before I decided we wouldn't be having a big party...I didn't want to NOT use it though!!) The mold makes three Oscars (front and back).
It's a time-consuming project, but actually pretty easy. I'm no candy maker, but we all got the gist, right?
I made some in white chocolate too.
I used Wilton's gold Color Mist spray to spray my little guys gold.
Here's how they turned out.
I packed each one individually with ribbon I found at Ben Franklin Crafts. I thought it looked like film!!
I also found these little popcorn paper bags at Ben Franklin too. LOVE it!
When I make these again (and I will), I would make them using yellow melting chocolate. I think they'd turn out better and adding the gold spray would make them shiny and awesome. Here's to next year!
As for decoration, these were the place settings:
The menu for the evening was typed and placed inside the napkins. As each guest arrived, they randomly chose a best actor, supporting actor, actress and supporting actress and "followed" that actor through the night. A special prize was given to each winner. Like movie candy and microwaveable popcorn.
Here were the centerpieces:
We printed out movie posters of each of the nominees for Best Picture. I glued them onto cardstock and hung them on the mantel. I love how this turned out.
Because I can't resist, I still had to theme our dinner that night. Here's what we enjoyed to celebrate the evening of good film making:
Slivered Almond Playbooks
(Slivered Almond and Cheese and Bacon on French Bread Toasts)
(Mango and Cucumber Lettuce Salad)
(Onion Soup - Soupa L'Ognion)
Breast of the Southern Wild, Les Vegetables, and Argo-ratin Potatoes
(Chicken Marsala, Roasted Vegetables and Au Gratin Potatoes)
Life of Pie
We enjoyed Amour-etto Sours and Zero Dark Thirsty to wash all of the deliciousness down. Mmmmm! Happy Oscars everyone!!!