Oscar Party Food

It’s Oscar season!  Which means it’s time to look into our Oscar party food options!   I have scoured the web looking for the best there is out there and here is what I’ve found.  Today I am showing off some classic movie going snacks all dressed up in their Oscar best!

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Oscar Tuxedo Dogs

These Oscar tuxedo dogs look delicious and very festive. They come to us from Better Homes and Gardens and sound incredibly easy to make.

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Gold Star Dessert

Time for dessert try something easy by just adding these cute gold star sprinkles to your sundae bar.  Hey the Oscars are on Sunday night and you’ll be seeing lots of stars tonight!  Obviously it works.  This cute idea was brought to us by notmartha.org.

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Popcorn and Candy Bar

What movie theme night is complete without a popcorn and candy bar? This beautiful display comes to us from drivenbydecor.com.  Pick up some spoons or scoops and some popcorn boxes to create this look for yourself!

 

 

 

 

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Top Five Winter Event Ideas

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Have a Hot Coco Bar

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Decorate your winter wonderland table using natural winter elements like pine and wood, and serve up this adorable hot coco winter display.

 

Play Outside

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Photo Credit: All Women’s Talk 

Have some fun outdoors with your friends in a nostalgic setting. Throw around some snow balls, build a snow man, and go sledding before you head inside to that gorgeous hot coco bar to warm up. You can even hand out snow man kits to your guests so they are prepared.

Have a Beer or Wine Tasting Party

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Stay indoors with some delicious craft beers or some wine.  No need to go outside during the cold winter months when you could be sipping all of these delicious treats! Pick up a beer or wine kit to add to the fun!

Have A Comfort Food Party

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Winter is great for comfort food.  Warm stews, grilled cheese and tomato bisque,  or a hearty casseroles. Have a potluck and ask everyone to bring their favorite winter comfort food to share.

Host a Cookie Decorating Party

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Photo Credit: Jennifer Pallian

Stay inside and enjoy some sweets!  Make sure you have a cute take home container for everyone to bring their delicious pieces of work home with them.

 

 

 

 

50 Free Holiday Party Printable’s

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It is the Holiday season. And to help you get into the spirit we’ve pulled together a huge list of free holiday printables!  Free printable’s to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years and more!  You’ll find tons of creative ways to add a personal touch to your holiday celebrations.

This post has generic, winter themed, Christmas, and Hanukkah printables to help you celebrate!

 

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Candy Bar Holiday Printable from Our Best Bites

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Cottages and Snow Cherubs from Wings of Whimsy

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Holiday Treat Bag from Eat Drink Chic

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Hanukkah Printable’s from Evermine Occasions 

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Holiday Cash Holder from Lemon Squeezy

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Lunch and Snack Labels from Moms and Munchkins

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Christmas Cupcake Wrappers from Design Dazzle

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Cookies and Cocoa Christmas Party from Catch My Party

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Christmas Labels for Treats from Lia Griffith

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Christmas Cube Advent from I Heart Nap Time

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Christmas Present Tags from Hazel Fisher Creations

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Hot Chocolate Party Printable’s from A Pair of Pears 

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Hershey Kiss Printables from Amanda’s Parties to Go

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Christmas Ornaments from Fellow Fellow

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Holiday Photobooth Props from Oh Happy Day

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Christmas Subway Art from Landee See Landee Do

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Hanukkah Cupcake Decorations from Printable Party Kits

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Cookie Exchange Freebies from Joy Ever After

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Foldable Gift Box from Pickle Bums

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Special Delivery from Santa Tags from Who Arted

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Believe Banner from At Second Street

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Pink Tree Printable from Claudine Hellmuth

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Printable Christmas Signs from Printable Decore

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Christmas Carol Napkin Rings from Mom and the Blonds

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Christmas Cash Envelope from Kelleigh Ratzlaff

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Merry Christmas Tags from Amanda’s Parties to Go

free christmas keep calm printables

Keep Calm and Carol On Printable from Craftily Ever After

 

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Printable Advent Calendar from Yellow Bliss Road

free printable baking tags

Cupcake Labels from Anders Ruff

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Christmas Printable Bunting from Love Mae

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Holiday Bottle Labels from Botanical Paperworks

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Santa Kit Printable from Lily Gene

 

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 Green Christmas Printables from Mirabelle Creations

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Hanging Holiday Stars from Botanical Works

 

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Holiday Cheer Printable from Today’s Creative Blog

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Holiday Garland from Whisker Graphics

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Holiday Gift Tags from Pretty Providence

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Holiday Invitation Cards from Anders Ruff

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Holiday Party Printable Collection from Pizzazzerie

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Letter from Santa Printable from Over the Big Moon

 

 

 

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Paper Reindeer Tags from Eat Drink Chic

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Printable Christmas House from Paper and Glitter

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Printable Christmas Ornaments from Wild Olive

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Traditional Printable Ornaments from U Create

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Retro Type Christmas Tags from Simple as That Blog

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Santa Papercraft from Mini Papercraft

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 House Gift Boxes from Design Mom

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Snowman Cupcake Wrappers from Mighty Delighty

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Christmas Wrap Printable from Shhh My Darling

 

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Christmas Bon Bons from Tiny Me

Are you celebrating the season with one of these fun holiday printables? Tell us how you use these free printables to create a personalized holiday!

Everything you need for a Gilmore Girls Binge Party for the Upcoming Revival

Nov. 25th is coming up so quickly!  If you’re re-watching all of Gilmore Girls to prepare or for the first time (I’m talking to you my little cousins) you better get on it! Thanksgiving is pretty much my favorite holiday to begin with and now I’m getting my favorite show revived during the holiday weekend I’m pretty much in heaven right now.  Now since I plan events for a living I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to celebrate the joy that is Gilmore Girls so here we go!

Here is a list of all of your revival party binge supplies:

FOOD/DRINKS

  • Strawberry Pop Tarts create a beautiful display of Strawberry Pop Tarts with one apple in the middle. https://www.instagram.com/p/BIndDHIBBmu/
  • Mallomars– Writing out happy birthday was never tastier.
  • Coffee- Not only is it a Gilmore Girls staple but it’s also useful to help yu stay awake through all 4- 90 minute episodes you will be binging on! And you should drink it in this mug of course!
  • Pizza- A LOT of Pizza
  • Chinese Food- Let the smorgasbord begin
  • Indian Food- Because what goes better with  Chinese and Pizza than Indian food.
  • Taco’s
  • Mac and Cheese– The Oranger the Better
  • Burgers and Fries- If you can serve them in a Luke’s Dinner Bag even better!
  • Red Vines- No party is complete without them. And what ever other junk food you can stack up.gilmore-girls-food
  • Doughnuts- “I’m starving. I’ve had nothing but doughnuts for two days.” — Rory
  • Dessert Sushi– Make it yourself and have a yummy treat just like the Gilmores! And I agree Dessert Sushi is way better than regular Sushi.
  • Cake yummy delicious cake. Rory: “OK, our house is burning down, and you can save the cake or me. What do you choose?” Lorelai: “Well that’s not fair. The cake doesn’t have legs.”
  • For more Gilmore Girl recipes you can always pick up the Unofficial Gilmore Girls Cook Book. 
  • And one thing you should never have!  SALAD.

DECORATIONS ETC

  • Print your own No Cell Phone’s Sign for free from Luke’s Diner Click Here for the PDF version or download the image below, print, and hang up! It’s standard 8 1/2 by 11 paper.No Cell Phones Image from Gilmore Girls

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  • Print this Al’s Pancake World Logo to put on all of your delivered items.

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  • Get the complete Gilmore Girls 7 series box set… Though if you have netflix you really shouldn’t need it.
  • Put out books everywhere to make it look like Rory has been there.
  • Envelopes and paper:  Have all of the guests make a prediction as to who Rory will end up with- Jess, Dean, Logan, a new person, no one.  Seal them and open when you’ve finished the show.
  • Fly your Yale Pennant proudly

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Beach Theme Party Food Part 2: Beach Ball Cake, Beach Cupcakes, Beach Sand Pudding and Jello Dessert

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Hello again lovely readers.  Part two of my beach theme party food series is focusing on deserts.  For this party I made a beach ball cake, beach cup cakes, and a beach dessert which is blue jello and a pudding dessert.  Here’s how I did it!

Beach Ball Cake

First thing you need to make a ball shaped cake is a ball shaped pan of course! You can get one of Wilton’s Sport’s Ball Pans in most craft stores or on amazon. Use your favorite cake recipe or regular old store mix and follow the directions inside the pan box for baking. It will also instruct you on cutting the cake so you can put the layers together. For the frosting if you want to pipe it like I did I would suggest making your own it stays so much better than store bought frosting and tastes better too! If you want a good frosting recipe look below:

Frosting Ingredients

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Beach Ball Cake and Beach Cupcakes

Serving Size: 3 Cups- I would probably make at least 3 batches for your cake and cupcakes.

  • 1⁄2cup vegetable shortening
  • 1⁄2cup softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon wilton clear vanilla extract
  • 4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk or water

Decorating Instructions

  • With a serrated knife, slice a small piece of cake off rounded side of one half so that, when assembled, cake will sit level.
  • Ice smooth or cover this trimmed area with tip 16 white stars. Place this half with trimmed side down on serving plate. Make a dam on top of this half by squeezing out a band of icing about 3/4 in. high around the edge. With spatula, spread icing, jam, pudding or other filling in center.
  • Mix your frosting with you desired food colors. Around a half a cup of frosting for each color.
  • Position top half to form ball. Lightly ice cake in thinned white icing. Mark Beach Ball pattern with toothpick.
  • Use tip 3, frosting bags, and white icing to outline panels of ball. If you’d like to have lines in between your colors
  • Use tip 16 and a colored frosting to fill in some panels with stars.
  • Continue with each panel until your ball is complete.
  • Frosting under the ball is difficult I’m not going to lie!

Beach Cup Cakes

For your cupcakes use another cake mix or your favorite cake recipe and make a batch of cupcakes.  For decorating your beach scenes you will need creativity and the following:

What ever you have left over you can use to make beach dessert or put out at a snack table in sand pails and let people take them home as a treat!

Beach Sand and Water Dessert

For this fun dessert I combined this sand pudding recipe and regular blue jello into a 9 x 13 in pan.  To do this you first need to make your blue jello packet I used a double batch recipe.  Before I poured it into my pan I placed a 9 x 8 in pan inside of my 9 x 13 in pan at one side so that I could create room for my sand. I also made my jello about 3 hrs before I started to make my sand so that it had enough time to set so I could remove the smaller pan and add my sand into the larger pan in it’s place.  While the jello was setting I added Swedish Fish to the mix so that they appeared to be swimming.  They didn’t hold up incredibly well and I don’t really think they were needed. After the Jello set I removed the smaller pan, cut away any jello around the edges and, I put my sand inside the dish.  And decorated with all of my yummy snacks that I used for the cupcakes above.  To see how to make the sand please read below.

Ingredients

Beach Dessert

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  • 1(15 ounce) package vanilla wafers
  • 2 Oreo cookies
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1⁄4cup butter
  • 2⁄3cup powdered
  • 2(3 1/2 ounce) packages French vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 3⁄4cups milk
  • 12 ounces  Cool Whip
Directions

  1. Add Vanilla Wafers and 2 Oreos to your food processor and crush until they resemble sand.
  2. In a smaller bowl, cream together softened 8 ounce cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar.
  3. In another larger bowl, mix pudding with milk.
  4. Add pudding mixture to the cream cheese mixture.
  5. Fold in all of the Cool Whip.
  6. Layer into your pan or into a sand pail in this order: sand, pudding, sand, pudding, etc.
  7. Allow to chill in fridge at least 1 hour before serving.