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Icetalavista
02-01-2011, 03:55 PM
Look at the best pic entrants:

“Black Swan”: tic-tacs and water
“The Fighter”: um, bar chow? sheet cake?
“Inception”: who the heck knows? I walked out, I was so bored and frustrated
“The Kids Are All Right”: haven't seen it yet; thoughts?
“The King's Speech”: British food. Um...dark beer, yeah!
“127 Hours”: Power Bars. But you have to unwrap and eat them with one arm
“The Social Network”: eat? they don't eat.
“Toy Story 3”: they don't eat, either
“True Grit”: burned-on-the-outside, with ashes, raw-on-the-inside biscuits
“Winter's Bone": ????? haven't seen it, might not be able to

Thoughts? I'll probably just toss the theme idea and go for yummy.

Jenny
02-01-2011, 03:58 PM
I love themed menus - but I admit I gave up on the Oscars a few years ago. Instead, we go with cocktail party-type fare, with either simple or fancy appetizers depending on our time and inclination, and cocktails. We can graze on that for hours.

Instead, we go nuts for the Super Bowl, basing our menu on regional fare associated with the teams and host city, and possibly their team colours as well.

And, I already have a full day of menus planned for the Royal Wedding :)

Wyliefan
02-01-2011, 04:11 PM
Tea and scones for The King's Speech! Or fish and chips, even. Not all British food is terrible. :)

Stefanie
02-01-2011, 04:52 PM
And, I already have a full day of menus planned for the Royal Wedding :)

GMTA! I am taking off work that day and will be having a few girlfriends over to celebrate. :lol: Haven't worked out my menu yet, but there will be breakfast and lunch.

znachki
02-01-2011, 04:55 PM
Look at the best pic entrants:

“The Kids Are All Right”: haven't seen it yet; thoughts?

That'd be wine. Lots of it.



“Winter's Bone": ????? haven't seen it, might not be able to

Don't think your friends want to hunt, skin, and eat squirrel.


I think throwing the theme out is a very good idea!

manhn
02-01-2011, 05:10 PM
Black Swan: pink grapefruit punch and a HUGE cake where people get only tiny slices

Aceon6
02-01-2011, 06:17 PM
Black Swan: pink grapefruit punch and a HUGE cake where people get only tiny slices

Or lettuce wraps with the teeniest bit of caviar.

Impromptu
02-01-2011, 06:44 PM
I did this last year -- I made little cupcakes and frosted them like the balloons in UP. Called them "UpCakes."

For Black Swan you could do chocolate & vanilla swirled brownies.
For Toy Story 3 -- Daycare style food... juice boxes, pepperidge farm goldfish crackers
The Social Network - college campus food?

Aceon6
02-01-2011, 06:47 PM
The Social Network - college campus food?

Red Bull and cold pizza?

DAngel
02-01-2011, 06:49 PM
Look at the best pic entrants:
“Inception”: who the heck knows? I walked out, I was so bored and frustrated


Maybe something with a couple of layers? Lasagna, cakes, etc with different fillings/flavours for each layers.

DarrellH
02-01-2011, 06:52 PM
“Black Swan”: Ipecac
“The Fighter”: Punch and Black Out Cake
“Inception”: Those ribbon candies that fold in on themselves, and Dreamwhip
“The Kids Are All Right”: Tongue
“The King's Speech”: Tea and Scones
“127 Hours”: Wings
“The Social Network”: Double Beef Patties
“Toy Story 3”: Gummie Bears
“True Grit”: Beans
“Winter's Bone": Ribs

reckless
02-01-2011, 07:03 PM
“127 Hours”: Wings

That just made me :rofl: even though it's in such bad taste.

Wyliefan
02-01-2011, 07:05 PM
I did this last year -- I made little cupcakes and frosted them like the balloons in UP. Called them "UpCakes."

For Black Swan you could do chocolate & vanilla swirled brownies.

Ooh, yes, or black and white cookies!

skatingfan5
02-01-2011, 07:36 PM
“Winter's Bone": ????? haven't seen it, might not be able to
Thoughts? :lol: At some of your choicies. As for Winter's Bone -- it's got to be stewed squirrel. :P If you ever do see the movie, you'll get a primer in how to prepare it yourself -- from shooting the little critter :(, to skinning and cleaning it :yikes: and then cookin' it up in a cast iron skillet. :D
I'll probably just toss the theme idea and go for yummy.Sounds like a plan -- I'm going to a potluck AA dinner, where each table is doing a cuisine theme inspired by previous films that won or received Oscar nominations. I'm at the Slumdog Millionaire table. Yum! (There are also Chocolat, Moonstruck and Julie & Julia tables among others, so I think the food should be quite good!)

Spareoom
02-01-2011, 09:19 PM
Not sure this is going to help your menu, but in TS3, Mr. Potato Head dons a tortilla and a pickle as "body" substitutes. So you could at least have a token bowl of pickles or something; maybe make a display of a giant pickle with Mr. Potato Head parts stuck in it. ;)