An Evening with the Stars: Your Golden Globes Party and Menu Planner

An Evening with the Stars: Your Golden Globes Party and Menu Planner

Award season is already in full swing this January, and the Golden Globe Awards are up to bat next. Why not throw a party and create an attention-grabbing menu? You can actually match your entire menu with the nominees for Best Motion Picture.

There’s no way that your guests won’t be amazed by this type of feast. You can also just choose one dish from each category, if you can’t decide on just one movie’s carte du jour.

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
An overweight, illiterate teenager who is pregnant with her second child is asked to enroll in an alternative school. She hopes she can steer her life in a fresh direction. This film takes place in Harlem, so we’ve created a menu full of New York-inspired dishes.

Long Island Iced Tea

Tomato Based Clam Chowder

My New York Onions

New York Steak with Rum Butter

New York Apple Maple Cream Pie

Inglourious Bastards
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers are chosen to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by brutally killing Nazis. Yummy Jewish cuisine is featured in this menu.

Honey Apple Tea


Noodle Kugel

Tevzi- Poached Fish with Pomegranate Sauce

Maamoul - Stuffed Date-Orange Cookies

The Hurt Locker
An elite Army bomb squad unit must join together in a city where anyone can be an enemy and any object could be a bomb. Creating a menu revolving around a war film was challenging. We incorporated American dishes and others that seemed to fit with key words in the film.

Academy Cocktail

Mushroom Bombs

American Classic Potato Salad

All American Roast Beef

Wartime Cake

A paraplegic marine is sent to the moon Pandora on an exclusive mission, where he becomes torn between following orders and protecting this new world. As the aliens in this film are an electrifying shade of blue, we collected several “blue” dishes for this menu.

Baby Blue Punch

Blue Cheese and Walnut Appetizers

Spicy Blue Cheese Salad with Apples and Caramelized Pecans

Blue Cheese Steak

Blueberry Tart

Up in the Air
Ryan Bingham travels around the country for his job, firing people. His life is ever-moving and empty, until it's suddenly grounded by the technological idea of a coworker back in the office. Using very diverse regional American recipes, we’ve created this worldly menu.

Hawaiian Martini

Fried Green Tomatoes

California Salad Bowl

Chicago Italian Beef Sandwiches

Boston Cream Pie

Presentation Pointers:

  1. Predictions - Not only can you theme your menu through the films up for the big award of the night, but you can also predict with friends which films and stars you think will win! Predicting the winners can bring a lot of excitement as you watch the show. Create sheets of paper with the various categories and nominees. Pass these out to your guests as they arrive, or place them at the table where guests will be sitting as they enjoy the show.
  2. Attire - Unlike celebs who will attend the awards show, you don’t need to get too dressed up. But you can create ritzy invitations and mail them to all your movie-buff friends, and create your own unique dress code. Formal might be a little unrealistic, but you can make it a little dressier than a normal fiesta. If your guests arrive early enough, make sure you catch the Red Carpet too. There’s bound to be a little analysis on who’s dressed best and who totally missed the boat! Make sure to take loads of pictures of your guests too. You can mail them out in the coming weeks.
  3. Décor - Party decorations can include lots of gold and white. You want your guest to feel like they are at an awards party, and shimmer and shine is a perfect way to accomplish this. The décor doesn’t need to be expensive. Stores like Party City have loads of cheap decorations that still look swanky. Balloons and streamers are also fun and easy to put up and take down.
  4. Spacing - Depending on how many guests you invite, you may need to do a little moving, and shift your viewing room around. If you have extra TVs around your house, perhaps you can invite a closer friend over earlier to help you move them into the screening room so everyone has an opportunity to get a great view of the show.

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Movie descriptions are based on summaries at IMDB.

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