So you've decided to have an Oscars viewing party at your house — mainly because you're too lazy to leave the house, but also because you love watching award shows with your friends. It makes the whole experience feel very Mystery Science Theater 3000. And when you have a party at home, Oscars night goes from being just another night that you spend on the couch losing pretzels between the cushions and mindlessly scrolling through Instagram during commercial breaks into an interactive and social night where you're so involved in the program that you need to utilize all of the commercial breaks for rehashing and gabbing.
Needless to say you're likely looking forward to Oscars night and so relieved that the party's coming to you. But maybe you also just realized that part of being an adult is that you have to feed people when you invite them over. Gone are the days of offering your guests to rummage your bare pantry shelves or share with them your leftover Thai take-out.
You're officially at that age where you have to prepare some food ahead of time and account for the fact that your guests will want to snack on foods that don't all come out of plastic bags and have endless shelf lives. But don't stress, I've put together a list of easy to make appetizers that will keep your viewing party guests full and impressed with your adult hosting skills. You're welcome:
Don't burden your guests with a directionless antipasto spread. Make it easier for them and neater for you by putting all of the ingredients on a skewer. Learn how at A Pretty Life in the Suburbs.
Spicy Cheesy Guacamole
Not your average avocado dip, this guacamole has jalapeños and a baked cheese crust. Talk about adult. Get the recipe on A Pretty Life in the Suburbs.
Some of your guests will have already had dinner and might be looking for something light and sweet. This strawberry whipped dip will totally hit the spot. Check out the recipe on A Pretty Life in the Suburbs.
Oh, you fancy huh? These strawberry and brie tartlets are easy to make and will quickly make you appear to have your sh*t together. Check out the recipe on A Spicy Perspective.
Not just your average cooked 'sprouts. These balsamic roasted brussels sprouts are sweet and tangy and delicious. Check out the recipe on Averie Cooks.
Anyone can make salsa, it's not that hard. But this fruity peach and mango infused salsa is pretty epic. Check out the recipe on Averie Cooks.
Lit AF Popcorn
There's caramel and bacon in this popcorn. That's all you need to know. Check out the recipe on A Cozy Kitchen.
Old School Tater Tots
Remember these school day snacks? Check out the super easy and nostalgic recipe on A Cozy Kitchen. Don't forget the ketchup.
Yes, that's a real thing and yes, they're healthier than potato fries. Check out the super simple recipe on A Cozy Kitchen.
When in doubt, make some meatballs. They're homey, they're protein-packed and they're easy to serve. Check out this recipe on A Cozy Kitchen.