Oscar-Themed Party

Grab your crew and host the hottest awards party of the year with an Oscar-themed party. The Academy Awards show is an exciting day for just about everyone, from the movie enthusiast to even the casual movie-goer. And though the pandemic has disrupted the Oscars over the last couple of years, it’s safe to say that 2022’s awards show is going to be huge! All you need are a few Oscar party ideas to make your night just as grand.

Here are FIVE Oscar Party Ideas

Serve Fancy Oscar Eats!

Serve plenty of appetizers, like gourmet popcorn in cute buckets, bruschetta, and tiny fruit parfaits. An Oscar party is the perfect excuse to go all out with a charcuterie board. (If you’re short on time, Trader Joe’s sells a wide variety of frozen appetizers that look as good as they taste). Stick with the Oscars color scheme and use black and gold plates, cups, napkins, and utensils.

Give out Oscars to your Guests

Join in on the fun and give out Academy Awards of your own! Use ballots and envelopes just like the real deal, and make sure everyone gets their nominations in at the beginning of the party. Choose a few popular nominees and come up with some trivia questions about each one. You can also incorporate questions about past winners as well, to be fair to those who haven’t seen all of the recent films. Offer prizes to the winners, such as movie tickets, movie memorabilia, gourmet candy, or DVDs/Blu-rays.

Dress Up!

Break out the formal gowns, suits, tuxedos, heels, and dress shoes. If you’ve got a fun-loving crowd, go for eclectic looks a la Met Gala for a fun twist. Complete your looks with bold lipstick, jewelry, and elegant hairstyles. Encourage everyone to participate in dressing up by having a competition for the title of “Best Dressed.”

Make Movie Magic Drinks

Create some Hollywood- inspired cocktails themed after the nominated movies or past winners. If you have kids at the party, classic virgin drinks like Shirley Temples and Roy Rogers are perfect!) Also, champagne is a must. You can even give everyone their own mini bottles for the party. The right drinks will enhance the evening and add a sophisticated vibe everyone will appreciate.

Take Fun Pictures

All you need are a few fun props like boas and movie scene markers, and you have a fun activity to keep guests entertained before the show begins!

Have a great time and hope you are inspired to have a few friends, a few laughs and cheer on your favorite movies!

love, kelly (krishna) ❤

Halloween Kids’ Recipes

Halloween is quickly approaching and I honestly can’t even believe it. Where did the year go? How in the world is it almost October 31st! I’m really enjoying this time in my life, raising a little toddler and sharing with her holiday traditions.

I love to put a smile on her face and this year we’re going to be the hostess with the mostess when serving any of these super fun Halloween snacks that are perfect for kids.

I put some links together to the recipes and hope you’ll enjoy some of my favorite kid-friendly & fun Halloween snacks!

Click here for some easy to make fun recipes.

Click here for spooky Halloween recipes.

Click here for Halloween dinner recipes

love, Kelly Krishna ❤

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Holiday Recipes: Vegan Eggnog

Nothing says Christmas like eggnog! Our vegan version uses dates, cashews and apricots, plus almond milk and a whole nutmeg to reinvent this classic festive beverage.

 

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Warm, inviting, perfect for holiday parties, drinks with friends, or an after dinner dessert. Eggnog is a holiday classic, no doubt. While we crave it this time of year, this festive beverage has the tendency to uplift our holiday spirits!

To make Vegan EggNog for the Holiday Season click here

love, krishna

Halloween Tea Party|Chai Tea Recipe

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5 Party Snacks

When hosting a party, the success of your get-together comes down to three things: good friends, plenty of drinks, and great food.

Start your party off right with these party food ideas..

Veggie Dips
Chopped up vegetables like carrots, celery, broccoli and tomatoes are often a hit at birthday parties. Pair the veggies with dips like peanut butter, which is yummy and offers healthy protein. Or a cucumber yogurt dip for another healthy alternative.

 

Creative Kabobs
Assemble little kabobs for your guests. You can make them ahead of time and this presentation never fails to please. Depending on the age of your guests, you can use skewers, coffee stirrers or popsicle sticks. For a sweet snack assemble mini fruit kabobs.

 

 

Mac and Cheese
A great dish and no-fail crowd pleaser, mac and cheese can be made into a healthy kids’ party dish by using “whole wheat elbow macaroni, freshly grated cheddar cheese, low calorie and low sodium butter and skim milk.

 

 

Mini Grilled Cheese
Cut down on your cooking time by buttering and toasting your bread before the party starts. Simply place some cheese on the bread (butter-side out) and pop the sandwiches in the oven for a few minutes to melt the cheese.

 

Decorate Your Own Dessert
Instead of the traditional cake, try having “Decorate a Cake Pop”  You can provide lots of decorating products, like colorful icing and sprinkles.

 

love, #krishna

5 Party Snacks

Make an Elegant Holiday Wreath

Let your love for “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” speak for itself. It starts at the front door, but you can spread the festivities throughout the house with this homemade craft idea. Christmas Wreaths to get you in the Holiday Spirit. Make an elegant holiday wreath using simple supplies found at your local crafts store, florist shop, or grocery store.

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To the Holiday Spirit,

Kelly Krishna Dunn