POPSUGAR Celebrity

Be Comforted by a Southern-Themed Party

Feb 24 2012 - 3:04am

If you'd like to keep things nice and comforting for your Oscars [1] evening, host a party inspired by The Help [2]. Minny's fried chicken featured prominently in the film, and your menu should reflect all of the great richness that comes with Southern cooking. Sip on bourbon cocktails and let the evening drag on as long as you like.

Photo courtesy of Dreamworks [3]

Mint Juleps

Clink glasses filled with delightfully potent mint juleps [4] as you cheer on The Help.

Flaky Southern Biscuits

You'll feel instantly comforted as you bite into a buttery biscuit [5]. Serve these with some homemade Concord grape jam [6].

Fried Chicken

While it's probably expected that you'll serve up a big batch of fried chicken, feel free to get creative with this. Serve up wings [7] as a tasty nod to the Southern dish, or keep things a bit lighter with a perfectly roasted chicken [8]. But if you can't resist keeping things traditional with crispy fried chicken [9], we don't blame you.

Creamed Collard Greens

Smoky bacon is the foundation for this comforting take on a classic Southern green. Creamed collard greens [10] are the perfect side dish for your party.

Honey Whiskey Bundt Cake

Honey whiskey, pecans, and butterscotch flavor come together to make a decadent bundt cake.

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