Awards season is here and it's time to roll out the red carpet and celebrate with friends. Here are five essential steps to pulling it off with style, featuring insider tips, plus recipes from one of Hollywood's hottest celebrity chefs, Lulu Powers.
- the ballot -
- the dress code -
- door prize -
Hollywood's go-to chocolatier Valerie Confections has custom-made chocolate Oscars® for Tinseltown’s most elite parties for years. This season, a limited number of Valerie's chocolate Oscars® are available to the public so you can send home the winner of the ballot with some super-chic edible statues of their own.
- the food -
Celebrity chef LULU POWERS suggests keeping things stylish yet simple with an over-the-top cheese plate served on a rustic cutting board, and her addictive popcorn that gets a fancy twist with the addition of fresh herbs. "Use great bowls to serve the popcorn and other store-bought snacks," advises Powers. "It makes it look like you went to a lot of effort."
- the drink -
Scatter some beautiful cocktail napkins around on tables, such as these black diamond linen napkins from Los Angeles-based textile design firm, Heather Taylor Home.
And last, but not least, enjoy the signature Lulu’s Oscar Spritz. We love the red and gold colors of this glamorous cocktail, not to mention it’s delicious!
Photos courtesy of The Paper Source (ballot); Valerie Confections (door prize); Lulu Powers by Nicole Lamotte (food and drink); and Heather Taylor Home (napkins).
The Award of Merit statuette, “OSCAR®”, “A.M.P.A.S.®” and the “Oscar” design mark are the trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.