Oscar-Worthy Snack Ideas

Roll out the red carpet and get ready for the big night! The Oscars are just around the corner, and we’ve got some Oscar-worthy snack ideas that are perfect for hosting a fabulous party or cozying up on the couch! Awards night is Sunday, March 4th, and while you’re watching stars walk the red carpet in their gorgeous gowns and tailored tuxes, enjoy these sophisticated spins on a classic movie treat!

Meet Movie Theater Popcorn’s Very Mature Cousins: Parmesan-Rosemary Popcorn & Truffle Popcorn

Parmesan-Rosemary Popcorn

Ingredients:

  • 16 cups of hot popcorn
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped, fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

Truffle Popcorn

Ingredients:

  • 16 cups of hot popcorn
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons truffle oil
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

  • Toss all of these ingredients together with the popcorn and voila!

You can modify the recipes based on party size–whether you’re hosting 20 of your closest friends or cuddling up with that special someone.

Villeroy & Boch BBQ Passion

For a cute way to serve this savory snack at your Oscar gathering, we recommend using the French Fry Cups from our BBQ Passion collection. Though obviously intended for french fries, we think these cups would make cute individual popcorn buckets!

At-Home Date Ideas for Your Valentine’s Day

Enjoying a night out on Valentine’s Day may seem like the thing to do, but the truth is going out to dinner on Valentine’s Day can be a bit of a hassle. In addition to most couples having the same idea–causing long waits and making it nearly impossible to score reservations at your favorite restaurant, eateries often offer prix fixe menus for the holiday. Rather than having to settle for one of four meal options (if you’re lucky to get that much variety), why not spend the night in with your special someone?

Valentine's Day

Invoke Nostalgia

Do you remember the first meal you made for your love? What about the first meal she or he made for you that really sealed the deal? Invoke the nostalgia by recreating that meal at home. You can make the evening truly special by setting a beautiful table for your romantic dinner. Bring back those memories and dress them up on this special night. With so many dinnerware patterns to choose from, including a variety of glassware and flatware patterns, Villeroy & Boch can help make your Valentine’s Day meal one for the books. And because our dinnerware is dishwasher safe, you’ll have more time to spend with the one you love once the meal is over!

Pizza Passion collection by Villeroy & Boch

Make Your Own Pizza

Skip ordering out. Making your own pizza at home is great activity for you and your loved one. You can add your favorite toppings, cook it just the way you both like it, or even shape the dough into a heart for the holiday! Our Pizza Passion collection has everything you need to make your pizzalicious V-Day celebration a great one. Our Pizza Passion collection includes plates that are specially-designed with certain types of pizza in mind (from grandma slices to regular, triangular pieces), bowls to hold your toppings, pizza stones, wooden pizza peels, and more.

Villeroy & Boch sushi set

Sushi for Two

Not feeling like pizza? That’s okay! You can order from your favorite sushi place or, if you’re adventurous, you can try your hand at making your favorite sushi roll at home. No matter which option you go with, our New Wave Sushi for Two set is perfect. This modern set will take your special Valentine’s Day sushi night to a whole other level. The premium porcelain will make your night in elegant and special. The eight-piece set includes two sushi plates, two dipping bowls, two wooden chopsticks sets, and two chopstick rests.

Not Just for Couples: Galentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Best Girlfriends

Valentine’s Day might be just around the corner, but first comes Galentine’s Day. Created by the fictional government hero from Parks and Recreation, Leslie Knope, February 13th has become a special day to celebrate the lovely ladies in your life! Even before Galentine’s Day started trending, women have been showing their best friends how much they appreciate them on Valentine’s Day with special gifts. Show your best girlfriends how much they mean to you with these great Galentine’s Day gift ideas.

 

Pop Champagne!

There’s no better way to celebrate your closest friendships than with a bottle of champagne. Whether you’re planning to enjoy some morning mimosas at brunch (don’t forget the waffles!) or toasting a special moment by dropping a few strawberries in your bubbly, go beyond just supplying the champagne–bring along beautiful crystal flutes for your girlfriends to keep! We offer an array of different champagne flute designs–all made from breathtaking crystal that’s dishwasher safe. So when your Galentine’s Day celebrations come to end, the flutes can be popped right into the dishwasher for easy clean up!

Villeroy & Boch La Divina wine glasses

No Need to Wait Until #WineWednesday

It may have a designated day of the week, but the blatant trust is wine tastes good no matter what day it is! Galentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year, so why not gather your girlfriends and enjoy a night in? Serve up a nice bottle of wine and give the special gift of gorgeous (and dishwasher safe!) crystal glass wine glasses from Villeroy & Boch? These wine sets will give you ideas for the perfect Galentine’s Day gifts!

Villeroy & Boch cheeseboards

You Can’t Have Wine Without Cheese

Well, you can…but let’s be honest, cheese makes everything better. If you and your bestie have plans to sip some wine on Galentine’s Day, why not show up with an assortment of cheeses to take things up a notch? Go even further by bringing the cheeses on one of our beautiful wooden cheeseboards; your friends are sure to be impressed! Our Artesano Original acacia wood plate is perfect for a wine and cheese night with your girlfriends, and leaving the plate behind at the end of the evening for the hostess to keep adds a classy touch.

Amazonia gifts by Villeroy & Boch

Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

If you live far away from your girlfriends and can’t get together to celebrate Galentine’s Day in person, send them a special gift to let them know you’re thinking about them. Our Amazonia collection offers up the perfect, eye-catching pieces to show your best friends how much you care. From mugs for the coffee lover to decorative trays and covered bowls that are great accent pieces and great for jewelry storage, you’re sure to find something for the women in your life–no matter how far apart you may be on a map!