2016 marks the 88th anniversary of the Academy Awards — and Lindsay’s 100th birthday, too — so let’s get that Champagne ready!
Set a delicious date to catch up on all the award nominees you missed. We’ve got the recipes you need to turn a night at home into a paparazzi-worthy celebration.
Your Home-Theater Snack Bar
Queue up the Netflix, or pop in a DVD, and get ready for an Oscar-worthy movie night. The nominees for Best Treats in a Starring Role are...
Prepared dough from the deli makes your new favorite snack — no rolling required! Customize with your favorite toppings.
Who needs popcorn? You won’t be able to stop snacking on this savory combination.
An international favorite, it’s delicious on pita triangles and baguette slices, or veggie dipper.
This flatbread brings the flavors of France to your house and gets a quick start from frozen puff pastry.
Better make extra — the zing of pimiento-stuffed olives makes these classics irresistible.
Pick up pizza dough from the deli to make this family favorite with almost zero prep time.
Griddled to golden brown, these snackable savory pancakes are great with fig tapenade.
Throw an A-List Party
Oscar night is finally here, and you’re ready to celebrate with swanky hors d'oeuvres. Pop open a bottle of bubbly and practice saying “It’s an honor just to be nominated!” Here are this year’s winners of Lifetime Achievement Awards for their contributions to the art of deliciousness:
Party food pairs perfectly with classic cocktails like this savory riff on the venerable dry martini.
Pasta, darling! Add prosciutto, olives, and cheese, and it’s an antipasto platter on a skewer.
All the flavors of pizza in a lighter format. (No dripping cheese on the tuxedo this year.)
Bring Hollywood to Your Home
Our favorite Pinterest peeps offer up award-winning ideas for transforming your den into the perfect Oscars-watching venue. Roll out the red carpet with our favorites:
Bring out the ballots
Add a fun element of competition by asking guests to vote for their favorites, with a prize for the best guesses. (via Sugar & Charm)
Build a Popcorn Bar
Your guests will go gaga for big bowls of freshly popped kernels, shakers of flavored salts, and a buffet of bountiful toppings. (via Perfect Palette)
Go for the Gold
Don’t skimp on gilded accents like these edible Little Gold Men cookies that let every guest go home a winner. (via Bakerella)