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

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Icetalavista, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Icetalavista

    Icetalavista Active Member

    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.
  2. Jenny

    Jenny From the Bloc

    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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  3. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

    Tea and scones for The King's Speech! Or fish and chips, even. Not all British food is terrible. :)
  4. Stefanie

    Stefanie Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. znachki

    znachki Active Member

    That'd be wine. Lots of it.

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

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

    manhn Well-Known Member

    Black Swan: pink grapefruit punch and a HUGE cake where people get only tiny slices
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  7. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Hit ball, find ball, hit it again.

    Or lettuce wraps with the teeniest bit of caviar.
  8. Impromptu

    Impromptu Well-Known Member

    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?
  9. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Hit ball, find ball, hit it again.

    Red Bull and cold pizza?
  10. DAngel

    DAngel Well-Known Member

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

    DarrellH New Member

    “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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  12. reckless

    reckless Well-Known Member

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

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

    Ooh, yes, or black and white cookies!
  14. skatingfan5

    skatingfan5 Past Prancer's Corridor

    :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
    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!)
  15. Spareoom

    Spareoom Well-Known Member

    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. ;)
  16. martian_girl

    martian_girl New Member

    Half moon cookies were my thought: the white side is just as delicious as the black side. :p

    For Inception, how about "dream bars"
  17. Spareoom

    Spareoom Well-Known Member

    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.
  18. Autumm_wind

    Autumm_wind Member

    Ariadne's spaghetti for Inception.
  19. essence_of_soy

    essence_of_soy Well-Known Member


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

    Icetalavista Active Member

    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 :D.

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

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

    AliasJohnDoe Headcase Addict

    You could always make "tinfoil Black Swans" for take-out leftovers too when it's over!!! :p
  22. aliceanne

    aliceanne Well-Known Member

    I don't know about food, but I could think of a lot of hats (either to wear or as decoration) that would go with these movies.

    Black Swan - tiara or feathers
    King's Speech - crown
    Fighter or 127 Hours - sweat band
    Toy Story, True Grit - cowboy hat
    The Social Network - anything with a Facebook logo
    The Kids are All Right - something pink or rainbow

    I don't know what Winter's Bone is about!
  23. Impromptu

    Impromptu Well-Known Member

  24. Icetalavista

    Icetalavista Active Member

    I'm starting to go conceptual. First concept: black and white, for "Black Swan": marble tunnel of fudge bundt cake.

    Maybe dreamsicle pie for the dreams in "Inception."

    Mini-meat pies for a nod to Britishism. Fish is too fragrant. Mini-sausage bangers and mash appetizers? Or I could distribute marbles and make people put them in their mouth and talk. But then someone would swallow one and I'd have to take them to the ED and miss the show. Perhaps not.

    Fancy trail mix for "127 hours"...
  25. skatemommy

    skatemommy Well-Known Member


    do they make colored foil? ;)
  26. Allen

    Allen Glad to be back!

    The also eat steak in The Kids Are All Right, so maybe you could go in that direction.