Oscar Ballot: The Last Detail for the Perfect Party and a Great Time

bread and chocolate
Chocolate and bread: the perfect Oscar appetizer

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards ceremony is about to begin, and it’s time to make your 2011 Oscar ballot selections. Of course, the academy has already chosen their favorites, but it’s not too late to select yours. For a PDF version of the ballot click here, or for an online ballot click here.

Once your selections have been made, you’ll need to make sure you have the right food and drink to set the mood. Running behind schedule? The Family Kitchen has a host of last-minute party ideas to put the finishing touches on your Oscars evening.

Here’s a round-up of our favorite sophisticated no-cook appetizers.

For a quick knockout, try making these bacon wrapped dates–it takes less than 10 minutes!

bacon wrapped dates

Check out a selection sure-fire appetizers here.

And here‘s a slide show of recipes inspired by some of our Best Picture favorites.

Happy Oscar watching!