On Sunday, February 24th, why not host your very own Oscar® party to celebrate the 85th Annual Academy Awards? Before the show starts at 4pm on ABC, consider these easy-to-make appetizers to deck out your fete in Hollywood style. Roll out the red carpet!
Though they may look a little too ambitious for the time-conscious host, these visually arresting and flavorful pierogies will add Hollywood pizzazz to the proceedings.
Studded not with stars but red and green peppers, these parmesan cheese-y mini quiches are the perfect little bite for Oscar night.
What’s an Academy Awards celebration without the buttery, salty goodness of popcorn at the ready?
Dress up this brightly colored party punch with gold name tags to lend your party Hollywood glamor.
What's a cinematic soiree without a little bruschetta in your hors d'ouevre ensemble? This easy-to-make turnover will have your party guests lining up for more.
If you can't have the red carpet, why not settle for the red velvet? In fact, you won't be settling at all when you bite into these compulsively eatable cupcakes.
You most certainly need a delicious dip at your party, and this one will steal the show.
Fondue is a regular at any party line, and this must-eat tortellini and cheese version is a great way to save on prep time.
These quickly made pretzel sticks bring to the stage something crisp and savory sweet for party guests to nosh on during the ceremony.
The "raw" performances of these fresh and visually appealing crudités are sure to garner Oscar attention.
This bite-sized spinoff of the soul food classic is a simple, sweet little dish sure to find a home in the annals of Oscar party history.
For the evening's foreign language category, consider these fun and addictive rice balls.
In keeping with Oscar night's red carpet color palette, these fruity cupcakes will bring equal measures style and substance to your party.
Surprise your guests with this can't-miss bite-size bacon and cheese appetizer that will haunt your palette for days.
Amid all the decadence of Oscar night, savor this healthy hit as a dip or sandwich spread.
Serve these stunning and good-looking little brownie bites, and this could be the best performance of your culinary career.
What's an Academy Awards party without some crabby snacks? Though your favorite movies might not win an Academy Award, these crab cakes will not leave you disappointed.
As golden and coveted as Oscar himself, these fried mac and cheese balls yield flavors bold enough to outshine the most shopworn of party appetizers.
An Oscar party calls for creativty, so forget the chicken wings and offer your guests these delicious chicken meatballs, so good you could even say they're cinematic.
An Oscar party needs a classic sweet, and these chocolate cupcakes are a contender for best cupcake in a leading role.
Combine the five-star flavors of pizza and cheese dip in this "hot pizza dip" that, when served on sliced French bread or crackers, is sure to be a runaway hit.
With homemade sweet and sour sauce, this easy appetizer is a stunning visual addition to your Oscar party, that is, until all your guests gobble it up.
Even the most stellar of hosts probably doesn't have time to bake a whole apple pie, but this handheld version is as good as the real thing.
These tiny taco tarts, though discreet and subtle, pack a powerhouse punch.
Elegant and refreshing, these mini sandwiches make for an appetizing prelude to the Oscar festivities.
Pierogies With Pizzazz
Red and Green Quiche Bites
Buttery Herbed Popcorn
Sparkling Star Punch
Cheesy Chicken and Tomato Bruschetta Turnovers
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Warm Crab Dip
Tortellini and Cheese Fondue
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Sticks
Mini Fried Chicken and Waffles
Sticky Rice Balls with Soy Dipping Sauce
Ruby Red Grapefruit Cupcakes
Bacon and Cheese Appetizer Bites
Orange and Chocolate Brownie Bites
Mini Crab Cakes
Fried Macaroni and Cheese Balls
Spicy Chicken Meatballs with Avocado Dip
Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes
Hot Pizza Dip
Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts
Tiny Taco Tarts
Asparagus-Tip Tea Sandwiches