20 Oscar Night Party Food Recipes and a Word from Jennifer Lawrence

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I almost forgot it’s Oscar weekend, which means basically putting my pajamas on earlier, and getting cozy on the couch. Don’t worry though, I’ll be wearing bling, as I’ve painted my nails a sparkly silver in honor of Jennifer’s Lawrence’s nail polish fetish from American Hustle and I’ll throw my big hair up.

Here is a host of sexy appetizers and cocktails to enhance the evening from some of my favorite blogs. I’ve included the easiest, fastest recipe for a healthy addition to decadence. Red Beets for the red carpet with a little golden mango for the lucky winners.

And now a public service announcement from Jennifer Lawrence:

“WHATEVA you do, don’t wrap any of these in foil and put them in the science oven.”


Champagne Cocktail from Sippity Sup

Raspberry Dinner Bellini

Blood Orange Margarita from How Sweet It Is


Duck Fat Popcorn from Diane, A Broad

Crispy Proscuitto and Black Truffle Popcorn from Dooley Noted

Mint Chocolate Chip Popcorn from the NY Melrose Family


Paleo Spiced Nuts by Elana’s Pantry

Fried Olives with Blue Cheese from Sis Boom Blog

Paleo Friendly Prosciutto Cups with Pears by Spinach Tiger

Figgy Blue Cheese Bacon Bites from Lite House Foods


Honey Proscuitto Flatbread Appetizer from She Wears Many Hats

Grilled Scallop Sliders from Taste with the Eyes

Roasted Broccolini Wrapped in Proscuitto by Spinach Tiger

Smoked Salmon Tartine from Blogging Over Thyme

Smoked Salmon Cheesecake with VIDEO by Spinach Tiger


Chocolate French Macarons from Teenie Cakes

Chocolate Blueberry Truffles by Gourmande in the Kitchen

Chocolate Ribbon Cupcakes by Spinach Tiger

Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Espresso Frosting

Red Velvet Cheesecake for the Red Carpet from Willow Bird Baking

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Red Beets & Mango Appetizer

Red Beets & Mango tossed in a lemon honey vinaigrette could be a starter or a dessert.
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Angela Roberts



  • Roast Beets whole in oven at 300 degrees for one hour. Peel, dice. Cool.
  • Dice Mango.
  • Toss together with vinaigrette. Use very small amounts.
  • Season with salt & pepper.

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Where will you be on Oscar night? Do you have a favorite movie or star you’re hoping will win. Shake it up with a little red beets and mango salad which by the way can also be served for dessert.

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  1. Many thanks for the stuffed olive mention. Ironically our tradition is to go to a friend’s house for Oscars where I’m NEVER assigned the appetizer duty. Its their loss as now I have lots of fun ideas from this post I would have tried out.

  2. I wish I was coming over…these sound delicious…a lover of beets and mangoes…a great start…

  3. G’day and what a fun post today, true!
    LOVE the beet and mango combo and WISH I had enough girlfriends who could commit to a date for a get together…everyone always seems so busy with their own lives…shame really…and something I miss about when I lived in the States too…as there never would be a question of how many came to a party…
    Cheers! Joanne

  4. That really was the best line “evah” wasn’t it? I just laughed out loud in the theater when the “science oven” came out of the trunk of the car…brillant moment.
    I really do not do anything special for Oscar night…no special food or drink, nor get togethers…just as you do…I get in my jammies early and snuggle in with a light supper and a glass of vino. After I see the outfits I pretty much check out and read about the results the next morning in the Times…exciting life!
    Fun post Angela.

  5. Hey Angela,
    Well every year 8 girlfriends get together for Oscar night and bring appetizers. We have done so many different and wonderful foods over the months and years when we get together, all are foodies. This year I am making a cheese ball coated in pecans filled with ham, green onions and crushed pineapple. And I am making hot and mild sausage balls with 3 dipping sauces, BQ, Red Chili Sauce, and a Greek Cucumber yogurt sauce. I might at the last minute add your beet and mango’s, I have both in house. My sister in law makes the best canned beets from her garden every year and I just am in heaven anytime she gives me a jar thru out the winter. Thanks for all your Oscar tips!

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