Planning an Oscar Party? Find a menu of healthy recipes inspired by the Oscar nominees to serve at your get-together.
Treat your guests with thoughtful party foods that celebrate the best films of the year.
2013 Oscar Movie-Themed Recipes
- Lemongrass and Garlic Shrimp, Life of Pi
In this epic quest from India to Canada, Pi must overcome trials and adversity with the help of an unexpected companion in order to survive after a tragic shipwreck. Perfect as a party appetizer, the name of the seafood in this dish is a clever play on the tiger that joins Pi while he is stranded at sea.
View Recipe: Lemongrass and Garlic Shrimp
- Apple-Toffee Hand Pies, Lincoln
Known for being a simple eater and avoiding foods with much frill, Lincoln enjoyed snacking on apples, and we love that these individual apple pies are simple, tasty, and easy to serve at a large Oscar gathering.
View Recipe: Apple-Toffee Hand Pies
- Triple-Chocolate Cake, Silver Linings Playbook
In this story, main character Pat needs all the help he can get to stay ahead after being released from a mental institution. Our “mind-boosting” cake might be just the trick and will definitely blow the minds of your guests with its rich flavors and textures.
View Recipe: Triple-Chocolate Cake
- Fried Catfish with Hush Puppies and Tartar Sauce, Beasts of the Southern Wild
The fiercest little girl you’ve ever seen, lead character Hushpuppy—a role which earned 9-year old Quvenzhané Wallis an Oscar nomination—goes on an unexpected journey after a devastating storm hits her home in Louisiana. Rooting for Beasts on Sunday? Serve our favorites from the bayou: Fried catfish with hush puppies, of course.
View Recipe: Fried Catfish with Hush Puppies and Tartar Sauce
- Mississippi Mud Pie, Django Unchained
All is fair in love and war, at least as far as Django is concerned in this tale of slavery and heartbreak. In honor of his journey to Mississippi to rescue his wife, we deem this Mississippi Mud Pie to be the perfect dessert to celebrate such a wonderful film.
View Recipe: Mississippi Mud Pie
- Scottish Shortbread from Sunset, Brave
This animated film is great for kids and adults alike, telling the story of Princess Merida as she tries to define her own independent path in life. She exhibits great bravery in her quest to right her wrongs and would deserve a treat as savory as shortbread for her valiant efforts.
View Recipe: Scottish Shortbread
- Baguette, Les Misérables
Set in 19th-century France, Les Mis tells the tale of desperation, love, heartache, and triumph in a compelling interpretation of Victor Hugo's epic story. Bake a homemade French baguette worth stealing and serve with butter as a snack for guests.
View Recipe: Baguette
- Classic Dry Martini, Skyfall
There's nothing James Bond likes more than a martini "shaken, not stirred" in his quest to defeat the antagonist of the moment. Our version varies slightly, but remains reminiscent of the Hollywood cocktail and is perfect to serve to guests throughout your viewing party.
View Recipe: Classic Dry Martini
2011 Oscar Menu
- Apple Martini, The Social Network
In the initial meeting between Facebook co-founders Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin and Napster co-founder Sean Parker, Parker buys the table a few rounds of appletinis. Recreate the drink at home and serve it as guests enter.
View Recipe: Apple Martinis
- Three-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese, Toy Story 3
To connect with the child in you that loved Toy Story 3, try this adult-version of the classic kid-favorite.
View Recipe: Three-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese
- Tea Sandwiches, The King’s Speech
Nothing says Great Britain quite like a Tea Party. With these two tea sandwiches, finger foods have never been tastier and easier.
View Recipe: Bacon and Cheddar Tea Sandwiches
View Recipe: Cucumber and Tea Sandwiches with Mint-Chile Butter
- Boston Cream Pie, The Fighter
Salute The Fighter, with this Boston, MA-inspired dessert.
View Recipe: Boston Cream Pie
- Black and White Striped Cookies, Black Swan
Good vs. Evil. Black vs. White. All in a delicious cookie.
View Recipe: Black and White Striped Cookies
- Red Velvet Cupcakes
Inspired by the richness and elegance of the red carpet...
View Recipe: Red Velvet Cupcakes
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