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    Hmmm. Slim pickings this year for theme food for my Oscars party...

    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.

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    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

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    Tea and scones for The King's Speech! Or fish and chips, even. Not all British food is terrible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny View Post
    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. Haven't worked out my menu yet, but there will be breakfast and lunch.
    If ignorance is bliss, I'm overjoyed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icetalavista View Post
    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!

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    Black Swan: pink grapefruit punch and a HUGE cake where people get only tiny slices

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    Quote Originally Posted by manhn View Post
    Black Swan: pink grapefruit punch and a HUGE cake where people get only tiny slices
    Or lettuce wraps with the teeniest bit of caviar.
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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Impromptu View Post
    The Social Network - college campus food?
    Red Bull and cold pizza?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Icetalavista View Post
    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.

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    “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

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrellH View Post
    “127 Hours”: Wings
    That just made me even though it's in such bad taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Impromptu View Post
    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Icetalavista View Post
    “Winter's Bone": ????? haven't seen it, might not be able to
    Thoughts?
    At some of your choicies. As for Winter's Bone -- it's got to be stewed squirrel. 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 and then cookin' it up in a cast iron skillet.
    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!)

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyliefan View Post
    Ooh, yes, or black and white cookies!
    Half moon cookies were my thought: the white side is just as delicious as the black side.


    For Inception, how about "dream bars"

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    Or, if you need drinks, some Walmarts sell a drink called Dream Water that's supposedly to help you sleep at night. It would be a fun gag if you could find it.

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    Ariadne's spaghetti for Inception.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrellH View Post
    “The Kids Are All Right”: Tongue
    Hilarious.

    I'd have said cat food, but that's much more funny.

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    SkatingFan5 post #14 - EXCELLENT table theme choices! Every table will be great by the sound of it. Add "Waitress" for the pie table and you're good to go.

    The black and white ideas are good. Maybe I can make a swan-shaped cake or something. The UPcakes were too cute .

    Red Bull and cold pizza? Oh, the humanity. Who among us does not know people who would actually eat this? Or actually has?

    I also thought Skittles would be a fine course for your average tech nerd for those 2 am meals.

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