Golden Globes Awards Party

Party with Panache
Photo: Douglas Friedman

Golden Globes Awards Party

01 of 08

Setting the Scene

Setting the Scene
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Create an elegant but relaxed gold-and-white decor scheme; scatter bouquets of casablanca lillies and light globe-shaped candles. Serve each guest on a lacquered gold tray ($28; Caspari, 800-227-7274), and offer movie-set clapboard key rings ($8/12, plumparty.com) as party favors.

02 of 08

The Menu

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Pigs in a Blanket with Mustard and Apricot Chutney

Individual Chicken Pot Pies (Buy online at

www.twinhens.com or 908-925-9040)

Mesclun and Green Bean Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

03 of 08

What to Pour

Douglas Friedman

Let guests know it's OK to think inside the box. Top wineries are producing delicious boxed wines that look smashing, stay fresh longer, and are great values. 1 Dtour Mâcon-Villages Côtes-du-Rhône 2004 (left, $37/3 liters). 2 Black Box Wines Napa Valley chardonnay 2005 ($22/3 liters; bevmo.com). 3 Target Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2005 ($16/3 liters, target.com for ordering details).

04 of 08

Sweet Ending

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Cut Blondies ($25/6; tatesbakeshop.com) into bite-size pieces, and serve chocolates by Recchiuti Confections ($10/4; recchiuti.com).

05 of 08

Snacks

Snacks
Lisa Hubbard

Avocado Dip

2 ripe avocados, pitted, peeled and mashed
1 cup sour cream
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 clove garlic, mincedSalt and pepper to taste

For dip: Mix all ingredients. Press plastic wrap directly on top of dip to prevent avocado from blackening. Refrigerate until serving time. For the crudités: 2 lb. total fresh vegetables, such as cherry tomatoes, carrots, sliced peppers, radishes, cucumbers and endive leaves.

06 of 08

Snacks

Snacks
Lisa Hubbard

Chicken-Apple-Sausage Pigs in a Blanket

(Makes about 35 pieces)

1 pkg. frozen puff pastry, thawed
½ cup grainy Dijon mustard
1 pkg. (12-13 oz.) chicken-apple cocktail sausage links

Heat oven to 350°F. Unfold pastry sheets on lightly floured surface. Cut each into 6 rectangles, then each of those into 6 rectangles, then each of those into 4 long triangles (there will be dough left over). Spoon small amount of mustard into wide end of pastry and top with a sausage; roll, pressing gently to seal Place rolls 2? apart on baking sheet. Bake 12-15 min., or until golden. Serve warm.

07 of 08

Snacks

Snacks
Lisa Hubbard

Mini Grilled-Cheese Sandwiches

(Makes 24)

10 tbsp unsalted butter, divided
4 tbsp vegetable oil, divided
1 medium shallot, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
½ lb. sliced mushrooms
Salt and pepper to taste
48 slices rye cocktail bread
2 large plum tomatoes, sliced
½ lb. sharp cheddar, thinly sliced

Heat 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Add shallot and garlic; sauté 1 min. Add mushrooms; cook until tender, 3-4 min. Season with salt and pepper. Top bread with mushrooms, tomatoes or both; cover with cheese and bread slice. Press together. In large skillet heat 3 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp oil over medium heat. Brown sandwiches in 3 batches until golden; turn once. Serve hot.

08 of 08

Party with Panache

Party with Panache
Douglas Friedman

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