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)
- Citizen Kane (1941)
- Casablanca (1942)
- The Godfather (1972)
- Gone with the Wind (1939)
- Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
- The Wizard of Oz (1939)
- The Graduate (1967)
- On the Waterfront (1954)
- Schindler's List (1993)
- Singin' in the Rain (1952)
- Its a Wonderful Life (1946)
- Sunset Blvd. (1950)
- The Bridge over River Kwai (1957)
- Some Like It Hot (1959)
- Star Wars (1977)
- All about Eve (1950)
- The African Queen (1951)
- Psycho (1960)
- Chinatown (1974)
- One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
- The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
- 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
- The Maltese Falcon (1941)
- Raging Bull (1980)
- E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals
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.
Find Recipes for a few Appetizers here: To-Table Select Appetizers
Peruse the full array of To-Table Appetizer Ingredients : To-Table Appetizer Collection