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« on: January 29, 2004 06:14:01 PM »

So, the Academy Awards are Feb. 29 and I really want to throw an Oscar Party (got the idea from http://www.ljcfyi.com/) Here's a list of nominations: http://www.oscar.com/nominees/nomineelist.html

Any ideas on what to serve? I liked the Lord of the Onion Rings and Cold Mountain Dew. I also thought we could serve some sort of teriyaki kabobs on sword skewers for The Last Samuri. Maybe something to do with fish for Finding Nemo? There has to be something I can do with Pirates of the Caribbean or Master and Commander. Huh

We're also planning on having ballots on hand with prizes for whoever comes the closest to predicting all the winners. Gotta think of some sort of prize. I wonder if anyone has Oscar-shapped chocolate molds?

Thanks for the help!
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2004 10:57:20 PM »

Rum for the pirates!! Smiley  That sounds like it will be a fun party. I think they had an Oscar party how to in Budget Living a while back. Did you see that one?  

Your ideas sound great so far!
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2004 07:20:04 AM »

Ooh, I didn't think of rum...perfect! I wonder if Captain Morgan knew of Captain Jack Sparrow? Grin

I spent a good amount of time last night trying to look for a chocolate mold shaped like an Oscar. No luck, grrr.  Cry
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2004 08:11:06 AM »

You can make your own chocolate mold if you find any Oscar shaped statuette thingy.  
I *Think* this is how you do it, but you should definitely experiment (or maybe look it up online)
I saw it done on tv - I think the show was "chocolate with Jacques Torres"

Just find a box slightly larger than your oscar, make some plain, unflavored gelatin.  Fill the box with gelatin, and add your statue.  put it all in the fridge.  Once it's gelled, take out the statue and pour in some (not too hot) melted chocolate.  I think it must be important to keep the jello really cold so that it doesn't melt when you pour in the chocolate.

I think you can also do the same thing with corn starch (if you only want the front to be patterned.  
This makes a one-off mold because you destroy it when you take out the chocolate.  Basically  you again fill a box with corn starch.  Then you press in the statuette.  Take it out and voila!  a one time use mold.  pour the chocolate in, let it set, and take it out.  You can reuse the corn starch as much as you like
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2004 09:37:55 AM »

Wow, that sounds really interesting. I'll definitely have to try that if I don't find a candy mold! Thanks for the suggestion!

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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2004 02:48:34 PM »

you should make a little fish bowl filled with blue jello and swedish fish for the finding nemo theme. you can put gumdrops or some kind of pebble-like candy at the bottom, pour some blue jello in and let it set a little bit. then push in some fish to where you'd like them to be. pour in a little more jello, repeat. i've never tried this but always wanted to!
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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2004 03:35:27 PM »

That's a great idea! I wonder if I could make blue jello shots with a little floating fish in it?

Wait a minute...the guests would probably choke on the fish when they went to shoot it...not a good idea.   Shocked

I like your idea much better, thanks!

Does anyone know of any blue liquor?
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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2004 04:05:42 PM »

hypnotiq is kinda light blue...
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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2004 04:31:28 PM »

blue curocao... curacoa... carroco... the orang flavored stuff.  Tongue

oh, and for the fish,what about fish ice cubes? no choking hazard that way Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2004 08:56:42 PM »

My husband thought of Jello shots with Goldfish (the cracker) embedded in them. Not too sure about the taste but they'll look cute! Wink
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« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2004 08:54:13 PM »

My boyfriend and I are throwing an oscar party with a nominee themed menu as well.

 We came up with "HOHO's and a bottle of Rum"  (Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of rum)  The Last Ham on Rye ,  Peanuts of the Carob bean (chocolate covered peanuts), Lord of the Onion Rings, Cold Noodle Mountain....

It's a work in progress, and not a very put together menu other than the titles.....I'll be checking back here for more ideas!! Grin
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« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2004 07:23:56 PM »

 Isn't there somekind of drink called Blue Lagoon? Not too sure, Vodka and Blue Raspberry jello would work, not too sure of the taste though  Huh
 
 For Seabisut some type of sea food stuffed appetizers?    

 I don't know many ideas but the whole party thing sounds like fun!

 For the jello (finding nemo) maybe make fishie jello jigglers, those things are always fun! (cuz jello can make watermelon wiggle!)

 Maybe Cold Cuts Mountain

 If you like black licorice, those small hard jawbreakers, Pirates "Black Pearl"

  For Monster, monster cookies

  for the Last Samurai, cocktails with those funky little swords,

 Have fun!
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« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2004 07:53:45 PM »

For The Last Samurai we are doing "The Last Ham and Cheese on Rye"  hehe
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« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2004 08:23:12 AM »

For Seabiscuit, could you do salmon (or some smoked fish) on crackers?  
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« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2004 10:01:47 PM »

Best Picture:

Master and Commander:  (Side dish)
Masher and Coriander.  (Mashed potatos seasoned with Coriander and other spices.)

Lost in Translation:  (Dessert)
Lost in Granulation.  (Sugar cookies with frosting and sugar on top.)

Seabiscuit:  (Soup)
Well, this one's easy.  A Sea Biscuit is actually a type of hardtack biscuit or cracker using only water and flour.  Here's a recipe for sea biscuits:
http://www.mariner.org/age/sea_biscuits.html  Make up a batch or two and serve with broth and cheese.

Mystic River:  (Main dish)
Mysteak River.  Make steak.  Even cheap steaks, or fish steaks, or whatever suits your fancy.

Lord of the Rings:  (Side dish)
Gourd of the Rings:  Make squash.

Gees.  I managed an entire three course meal, complete with all four food groups, all out of only the five Best Picture nominees...  I should have one of these parties myself.
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« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2004 08:53:14 AM »

Wow, Lothruin...with those ideas, you *should* have your own Oscar party!

It's now less then a week before the party and this is what we've got:

Food (going with finger foods)
- Lord of the Onion Rings
- The Last Samuri Teriyaki Kabobs
- Pirates of the Carib-Bean dip
- In America Apple Crisps
- White Chocolate Cranberry Popcorn (couldn't be a movie event without popcorn!)

Drinks
- Cold Mountain Dew
- Sierra Mystic River
- Captain Jack Sparrow's Coke (coconut rum and coke)
- Finding Nemo Jello Shots (haven't done Jello shots since High School!)

Ahh, now to figure out the decorations and favors! Thanks for all the great suggestions!
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