Only the best for your Graduate and don't forget dad!

Before we discuss the food, here are some lists that may be both interesting and the fodder for trivia games or contests during the event.

 Top 25 Movies of All Time 

(from the American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Movies)

  1. Citizen Kane (1941)
  2. Casablanca (1942)
  3. The Godfather (1972)
  4. Gone with the Wind (1939)
  5. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  6. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  7. The Graduate (1967)
  8. On the Waterfront (1954)
  9. Schindler's List (1993)
  10. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  11. Its a Wonderful Life (1946)
  12. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
  13. The Bridge over River Kwai (1957)
  14. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  15. Star Wars (1977)
  16. All about Eve (1950)
  17. The African Queen (1951)
  18. Psycho (1960)
  19. Chinatown (1974)
  20. One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
  21. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
  22. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  23. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  24. Raging Bull (1980)
  25. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

BEST PICTURE

Arrival

Fences

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

La La Land

Lion

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

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ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Denzel Washington, Fences

 

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ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Ruth Negga, Loving

Natalie Portman, Jackie

Emma Stone, La La Land

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

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ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea

Dev Patel, Lion

Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

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ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Viola Davis, Fences

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

 

MIXOLOGIST JIM MEEHAN'S COCKTAIL PARTY TIPS (From Food and Wine )

  • HOW MANY HORS D'OEUVRES DO I SERVE FOR A COCKTAIL PARTY?

    • Count six hors d'oeuvres per person, per hour.

  • HOW SHOULD I PLAN THE MENU?

    • Balance between hot and cold, rich and light. Be sure to provide at least one vegetarian offering. And always choose a few make-ahead dishes so there's less to do on the day of the party.

  • HOW MUCH WINE DO I NEED FOR A COCKTAIL PARTY?

    • The rule of thumb is three glasses per person. So for a cocktail party of 20 people, that means 12 bottles.

FOOD

Find Recipes for a few Appetizers here:  To-Table Select Appetizers

Peruse the full array of To-Table Appetizer Ingredients : To-Table Appetizer Collection

 

 

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