The Oscars are about two things: movies and parties. All right, and outfits. And endless award speeches. And, of course, snacks -- and classy ones at that.
If you're attempting to stick it out for the full 4 hours, you're going to need snacks to keep up your energy. If you're watching the trailer for Gravity, you're going to need snacks to diffuse the tension (and probably a paper bag for when you hyperventilate). If you start to feel drowsy during the Best Sound Mixing category, you're definitely going to need snacks.
Christian Bale's combover may win Best Actor, but you're winning best Snack-tor. So invite your friends, roll out the (figurative) red carpet, and make sure to invest in some champagne -- this calls for a toast.
Cheese Sables with Rosemary Salt by Anna May
Toasted Goat Cheese Crostini with Basil and Red Onion Jam by Merrill Stubbs
Paprika-Scented Manchego Chorizo Puffs by Half-Buzzed Hostess
Persimmon Bruschetta by Aliwaks
Party Pretzel Bites by fiveandspice
Brandade de Morue by ChefJune
Pub Gougères with Anchovy and Cayenne by withinseason
Roasted Radishes with Almond Salsa Verde by EmilyC
Serrano Ham and Manchego Croquetas with Pimentòn Aioli by Sonali aka The Foodie Physician
Little Mushroom Pinwheels by inpatskitchen
Baked Feta with Rosemary Blackberry Compote by Oops! Were you gonna eat that?
Squash Butter Crostini with Blue Cheese, Celery, and Bacon by Callie Canlas
Chicken Liver Spread (née Pâté) by Nicholas
Smoked Salmon on Mustard-Chive and Dill Butter Toasts by Kukla
Smoky Fried Chickpeas by Aliwaks
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