While this post was sponsored by Chloe Wine Collection, the opinions expressed are my own.
The awards season is in full swing, and while you might not be attending the red carpet, that doesn’t mean you can’t throw a viewing party for your star friends. I get psyched each year for the movie awards. The glitzy, star-studded events give me the perfect excuse to throw a cocktail party, watch what the celebrities are wearing, eat, drink, and of course, laugh!
Below are a few tips and tricks to throw a celebration full of Hollywood glamour!
Steal the show with a standout menu
Being the Mediterranean, it’s no surprise that the food and cocktails are where my heart is. For an award-winning bash, build a menu that your guests will enjoy, such as a mix of festive platters and fabulous cocktails. I created these tuxedo-crafted crackers made with goat cheese and olives – very fitting for an award show viewing party. You can also serve popcorn, cupcakes, breadsticks with dips, cheese spread, freshly-cut vegetables and my favourite snack: dolmades.
Be sure to choose a good wine: I highly recommend the Pinot Grigio from Chloe Wine Collection. It’s clean, crisp, light on the nose, and refreshing with a subtle undertone of Meyer lemon. The grapes are from the Valdadige D.O.C. in Italy, located just north of Verona and extending into the mountain valleys. The wine goes well with a gourmet cheese platter, smoked salmon canape with mousse goat cheese, asparagus wrapped in prosciutto, bread with beluga caviar or an exotic fruit platter.
Create a Signature Cocktail
A Chloe Wine cocktail would satisfy anyone’s taste. Go with something not too complicated, such as:
- A White Wine Spritzer (Chloe Pinot Grigio & sparkling water)
- The Glamour Girl Martini (Chloe Pinot Grigio, peach schnapps, cranberry juice)
- The Golden Night Cocktail (water, sugar, cardamom pods, pear brandy, Chloe Prosecco) – a perfect choice to toast the glitz and glamour of the awards.
Head to Chloe’s site for more festive cocktail recipes!
Keep the party lively with fun games
What’s a party without a fun game? Have everyone cast their votes for their favourites of the night. Use helium balloons tied with a candy bar, and label them with different awards, such as Best Dressed, Best Hairstyle, and Best Makeup.
Chloe Wine is perfect for anyone looking to have an elegant wine experience – whether celebrating awards season at home or any other event. I can’t wait to enjoy it with my husband and friends throughout the year.
For more information and a store locator, please visit ChloeWineCollection.com and be sure to check out Chloe’s social channels: Facebook and Instagram. Visit this page to enter to win tickets to a red carpet event!