Awards season has begun and the first major event - the Golden Globes - airs this Sunday! The Golden Globes is one of my favorite awards shows because it's a combination of both TV and movie categories - plus it's a bit more of a relaxed atmosphere, where the starts get to eat and drink all night long. So why let them have all the fun? Roll out your red carpet and serve up these movie & TV-inspired treats to have your own Golden Globes celebration! Some require no cooking at all!
All-Star Sausage Puffs (via Recipes & Me) - I came across a picture of these and thought they were just perfect for an awards party! Cut Italian sausage links into half inch slices and brown each side in a skillet. Roll out a sheet of thawed puff pastry and cut out small star shapes with a cookie cutter. Top each sausage slice with a star and secure with a toothpick through the center. Bake them up and serve on a platter - so fun!
Flesh & Bone: Honey BBQ Wings (via The Frugal Girls) - the great thing about this recipe? You make it in a crockpot! Just add honey BBQ sauce and a can of root beer to some frozen chicken wings. Let these cook on your countertop while you prepare the other dishes for your party!
The Peanuts Movie: Peanut and Jelly Linzer Cookies (via Cinema & Spice) - peanuts and jelly come together in a stylish sandwich cookie. Use star cookie cutters for the cutouts on the top for a truly A-list Hollywood treat!
The Danish Girl: Cheese Danish (via My Incredible Recipes) - these easy cheese danishes can be made either sweet or savory. Using Pillsbury crescent rolls as your base - mix plain cream cheese with a little sugar as your filling. Or for a more savory twist, purchase chive or veggie flavored cream cheese and top with crumbled bacon!
Joy: Almond Joy candies - put out a bowl of these candies to honor Jennifer Lawrence's performance in JOY.
ALL THINGS GOLDEN
Another fun way to serve food at an awards show party - is to serve all things golden! Whether it's wrapped in gold, baked golden brown or has "gold" in its name - these treats can be a fun way to celebrate the awards shows!
Ferrero Rocher - these hazelnut chocolates are one of my favorite candies - and they're so elegant for an awards show party. Plus, they already have that golden globe shape thing going for them!
Golden Grahams Treats - substitute Golden Grahams cereal for Rice Krispies to make fun treat bars.
Gold Brownies - bake up a batch of your favorite brownies and use gold edible food spray to give a special sheen to your brownies! (see photo above)
Gold Sprinkles & Glitter - purchase a bottle of gold sprinkles or edible glitter (available at craft or gourmet kitchen stores) to easily elevate any goodie into a glittery, elegant treat. Try gold sprinkles on top of cupcakes, donuts, cake pops, frosted cookies - be creative!
Golden Delicious Apples - serve up something healthy alongside these other indulgent treats.
SETTING THE STAGE
Now all of these delicious treats deserve a well-set table to sit upon! I use a red velvet table runner as my "red carpet". I've purchased fake trophies as stand-ins for the Golden Globe and Oscars awards and then set up other red, black and gold decorations to finish everything out.
A quick trip to the dollar or party store can give you an assortment of other red, black and gold decorations - and some stores have a Hollywood decorations section, where you can pick up film reels, clapboard and other movie decorations. And since there are so many awards shows during the season - you can keep your decorations up from the Golden Globes through the Oscars!