Treat your guests like celebrities at an Oscars night soiree.
A wise monk named Dom Perignon once likened champagne to drinking stars. So, even if your Oscars celebration won't be hosting Brad & Angelina, it can still be boasting stars in the form of bubbly from Moet & Chandon, which has been designated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as the exclusive champagne of the 81st annual Academy Awards, airing this Sunday, Feb. 22.
To give your own Oscars soiree star-studded appeal, it helps to get party tips from the experts. Moet & Chandon, which presumably knows a thing or two about entertaining with panache, offers ideas for cocktails and music to give your bash an authentic Hollywood vibe.
When it comes to Hollywood's most glamorous night, champagne should certainly be on the menu. Moet & Chandon offers recipes for three high-style cocktails:
Moet's Ultimate Accolade (with 1/2-ounce of Belvedere Pomarancza, 1/3-ounce of fresh blood orange juice, a dash of sugar syrup, topped with Moet & Chandon White Star and a pinch of edible 23-karat gold flakes)
The Moet Red Carpet Fizz (with 1/2-ounce pomegranate juice, 1/3-ounce Creme de Peche, 1/4-ounce fresh lemon juice, a dash of Campari, topped with Moet & Chandon White Star)
The Moet Golden Rush (with 1/3-ounce Belvedere Pomarancza, 1/3-ounce sugar syrup and two dashes of fresh lemon juice topped with Moet & Chandon White Star)
You can give Oscar night commercial breaks a Hollywood twist with a selection of soundtracks from popular movies. Acclaimed Chicago DJ Rock City (who will be spinning at the Moet & Chandon Chicago Oscars event) offers his picks for top movie theme songs:
"I Will Always Love You," Whitney Houston ("The Bodyguard")