Festa para o Oscar!…tin..tin..!! Um pequeno video em Português! Portuguese only for full English version video below

Posted by Camila Alves on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

You don’t have the be in Los Angeles on the red carpet to enjoy the Academy Awards.  Today I wanted to give some tips on how to host a glamorous, but affordable Oscar party for friends and family in your own home for a fun night! Now enjoy the show!

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CLARK’S SNAPPER CEVICHE

Ingredients
Marinade
1 pint blood orange or fresh squeezed orange juice
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons agave nectar
1/3 cup white shoyu

Ceviche
1 fillet/ ½ pound of fresh red snapper, diced
½ cup English cucumber, diced
2 radishes, finely diced
1 pint of fresh squeezed orange juice
½ cup of lime juice
2 teaspoons of agave nectar
¼ cup of cilantro
¼ cup of parsley
2 thinly slices serrano chiles

Directions
Mix together the orange juice, lime juice and agave nectar.

In a non-reactive mixing bowl combine snapper with enough marinade to cover, add vegetables and season. Do not over mix or let sit too long.

Place ceviche in the center of a chilled bowl, pour excess marinade over and garnish with chiles.

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LETTUCE WEDGE BITES 

Iceberg lettuce
Grape tomatoes, sliced 2-3 slices per grape tomato
Turkey bacon, cooked until crispy and crumbled
Skewers, cut to a 4″ in length

Cut iceberg lettuce into chunks. Skewer desired amount of tomatoes onto skewer. Insert skewer into the middle of the iceberg wedge. Top with desired amount of blue cheese dressing and crumbled turkey bacon.

Blue Cheese Dressing
1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
1/3 cup light sour cream
1 small clove of garlic minced
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
Ground black pepper

Combine all ingredients into a bowl. If you like a thinner dressing, add 1 tablespoon of milk.

DRESS UP COCKTAILS

Drink Recipes Courtesy of David Cooley
BOW TIME CHAMPAGNE CLASSES
To create special tuxedo glad champagne glasses, get champagne glasses from the Dollar Store and super glue a pre-made bow tie from the art store or tie your own bow and 3 black jewels to the front of a champagne flute.

THE HEART’S CONTENT

Ingredients
6 fresh blackberries
½ a lemon wedge
1 tablespoon simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, heated until dissolved but do not boil; then cooled)

1 ounce vodka
1 ounce St. Germaine elderflower liqueur
Champagne, to top

Directions
Muddle the fresh blackberries and lemon in a cocktail shaker. If bitter, add ½ a teaspoon of simple syrup.  Add ice, vodka, and St. Germain, and shake.  Strain into a champagne flute and top gently with champagne, letting the foam subside and topping again until the glass is full and garnish with a blackberry

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SILK TIE

Ingredients
Rosemary syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
4 rosemary sprigs, cut to 4 inches

Cocktail
1 and ½ ounce vodka
¾ ounce of Poire Williams (clear pear brandy)
½ a pear

Directions
Rosemary syrup
Bring sugar and water to boil in small saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar.
Add rosemary sprigs.
Reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes.
Cool mixture completely and pull out rosemary for garnish.

Cocktail
Mix tablespoon of rosemary syrup, vodka and Poire Williams in a shaker with ice.
Strain into a martini glass
To garnish remove core from half a pair and slice a razor thin sliver of a quarter of a pear. Lay the pear sliver across the cocktail and slide in a small stalk of rosemary. Enjoy responsibly!

OSCAR BINGO

For a fun game of Oscar Bingo you can download and print cards from Punchbowl.com, there are 15 to choose from!

OSCAR DRESSING & BEAUTY TIPS

PRETTY PEAUSHUN

One of my must haves! Adds great color and luminescence to your skin. Great for legs!

FASHION TAPE

Double stick tape for your dress on a special event! It comes in handy to keep everything in place!

HEEL TIPS

For new shoes take a scissor and scrap the heel to avoid slipping.

SHAPEWEAR

Squeems is great shape wear! This forms your body in all the right place and great for a big event with a evening outfit!

Photos by Lorianne DeVita

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