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Star Studded Nosh with Friends

Create this winning appetizer and dessert party with friends, remarkable films and fabulous foods. Celebrate the awards with a sparkly dress-up gathering you and your friends will look forward to re-creating for years to come! Count the ways stars shine at this party!

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Starry Decor

  • Our star-studded appetizer nosh benefits from twinkly lights and glittering stars on invitations, driveway or walkway luminarias, and table decorations — see An Elegant Affair for New Year's Eve for all you need to know. We color this party white, silver and gold!

Plan and Work Ahead

  • Share the cooking. Invite guests online and offer links to the recipes each guest will prepare.

  • Or, gather friends for coffee or lunch. Divide the recipes, drinks and other needed food items.

  • Each guest brings one of the appetizer—or dessert—ideas so size of gathering will determine how many recipes you really need to make a light meal. Find additional ideas for a larger gathering in the Mix & Match Appetizer Guide.

  • Get younger brothers or high-school neighbors to serve as waiters to pass the drinks and appetizers. Movie tickets or the latest DVD should be pay enough for their help.

  • Have your guests dress like the stars—in their glitzy, glamorous best. Or have them dress like a character in one of the nominated films.

  • Roll out the red carpet. Designate a photographer. Interview guests as they come in. (Now you've a good reason to gather again to watch the party video or share the digital photos on a computer screen during the party.)

Best-Dressed Party Fun

  • Download printable ballots and pass them out as guests arrive. Set up a low-stakes pool or offer goody bags for the winners—DVDs, gift certificates for movie rentals or theater tickets, soundtrack CDs or movie munchies, including bags of Chex® Party Mix, of course.

  • Name that recipe! Re-name recipes, using this year's nominated movies as themes to personalize the names. Make stand-up name cards and give a prize for the best new name.

  • Set up more than one TV. Rent one of last year's—or this year's—best pictures. Run it in a separate room when guests need a break. Or tune into red carpet coverage on various channels.

  • During commercials, pass out names of nominated movies and play charades. Or look up movie trivia questions (like famous lines from famous movies) from many online sources.

Menu

You need only 10 minutes to throw together these elegant party appetizers.
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A touch of pesto brings deviled eggs to a whole new level!
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If you can boil water, you can make these elegant individual appetizers!
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Cranberry-orange sauce adds a flavor twist to these fix-and-forget appetizer meatballs.
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Chili powder and red pepper spice up a party-perfect mix that's ready for munching in 15 minutes!
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Six ingredients and 10 minutes prep to baked melt-in-your-mouth hot appetizers!
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Italian for “little toasts,” crostini also describes savory canapés like these tangy-sweet teasers.
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Discover the star baker in yourself with easy-mix cupcakes and simply made decorations.
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Honorable Mention - Contest Recipe 2007! Wow guests with elegant and easy cookies, thanks to Betty Crocker cookie mix and frosting.
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Tantalize guests with after-dinner confections that are just right with coffee, tea or punch.
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Express yourself with a bit of the tropics. Create fresh fruit kabobs yourself or gather guests for fun kabob-making.
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Sparkling water dressed up with two fresh fruit flavors--an elegant chilled drink.
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