Here’s to a star-studded evening! The Academy Awards are a great night to get together with friends and celebrate great movies! They are also a great excuse to throw a fabulous party! Here’s are some glamorous ideas to get your Oscar Party started:
- Gold is king tonight! Set the color scheme. Pull out the red carpet with deep crimsons, and accent the red with gold and classic black!
- Get your party basics at Old Time Pottery! From champagne flutes, to gold charger plates, to black dishes, you can get your tablescape started with great basics at great prices. I also pulled out my favorite red fabric tablecloth from Old Time Pottery!
- Have fun with a little extras! There are simple touches that add some star-studded flair. Simple gold ribbons from the fabric section of Old Time Pottery to add embellishment on the champagne flutes goes a long way! Red hots are a fun touch to decorate – and to eat! Red feather boas were also a fun touch!
- Have a focal point! For my tablescape, I chose a candle centerpiece as my focal point, which was super easy! I simply taped black and gold ribbon around a glass vase. I then put a gorgeous red candle in the center of the vase and surrounded the base of the candle with red hots candies! I love the glow of the candlelight against the black ribbon. The light really makes a statement too against the gold!
- Invite Oscar: I made my own “oscar” trophy. I stopped by the local thrift store and found this great marble bird statue. I felt a little bad about spray painting marble, but when the bird is facing backwards, it looks like an Oscar trophy!
- Don’t forget about the food: Since the night is all about the red carpet, the menu focused around the color red: bruschetta with mozzarella and baguette, chips and salsa, and rosette muffins! These muffins were so easy, yet looked so fancy!
Apple Rosette Muffins:
- Cheat: find a apple muffin box mix. It looks impressive, but keeps it simple for you!
- Cook the muffins for half of their baking time.
- While the muffins are baking, cut three or four muffins in half.
- Using a potato slicer, slice the apples into shavings (no need to peel the apples beforehand).
- After the muffins have baked for half of their time according to your mix, arrange the slices of apple on the top of the muffins in the shape of petals of a rose. Alternate the “petals” to overlap like rose petals do. You’ll “stand” the apple slices into the muffin mix slightly.
- Spread a light coating of maple syrup and sprinkle a little cinnamon on top of the petals.
- Finish baking the muffins.
- All that’s left is to impress your friends with these yummy and beautiful muffins!