Punchbowl Party Planning

Oscar-worthy Appetizers for Your Red Carpet Party

Delicious Oscar appetizers are the perfect way to kick-off your Oscar-viewing party. You and your friends can gather around the Oscar party snacks table as you gossip about the best and worst dressed stars while they walk down the red carpet and prepare for the big show. Here are a few Oscar appetizer ideas to serve at this glitzy and glamorous event.

Oscar party recipes:

  • Spinach and Artichoke Dip
    • 1 ½ cups chopped artichoke hearts
    • 1 cup chopped spinach
    • ½ tsp garlic powder
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • 8 oz cream cheese
    • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
    • ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 cup mayonnaise

      Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and and pour into a greased casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Serve this Oscar party food with bagel chips, crackers, tortilla chips, salsa, and cut-up vegetables.
  • Baked Cranberry Brie
    • 4 sheets phyllo pastry
    • 1 round (8 oz) of brie cheese
    • 3 tbs cranberry sauce
    • ¼ cup melted butter

      Brush the top of each sheet of pastry with the melted butter and layer the pastry sheets on top of each other. Place the brie in the middle of the pastry and coat it with cranberry sauce. Twist the edges of the pastry around to enclose the brie in the pastry and brush with the remaining butter. Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees or until the crust is nicely browned. Let it sit for 20 minutes before serving.
  • Shrimp Kabobs
    • 3 tbs olive oil
    • 3 crushed garlic cloves
    • ½ cup dry bread crumbs
    • ½ tsp seafood seasoning
    • 1 lb uncooked, medium sized shrimp
    • Seafood cocktail sauce

      Combine the oil and garlic in a large bowl and let sit for 30 minutes. Dip the shrimp in the oil mixture and coat with bread crumbs and seafood seasoning. Thread shrimp onto skewers and grill over medium heat covered for 2-3 minutes. Serve with seafood sauce.

Having a wide array of Oscar appetizers at your party often makes the event and gives everyone something to talk about during commercial breaks. Start planning your Academy Award party food menu now!

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