Sunday, February 20, 2011

Oscar Time = Party Time!


Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 27th and get ready to have an over-the-top Oscar party with all your friends!  Here is a few tips on how to have a fun, budget-friendly, over-the-top Oscar Party.

  1. Use Evite to send out some Oscar Themed awesome e-invitations for free!
  2. Roll out the red carpet - or some red fabric, if you do not have either of these, try cutting out some large stars from cardboard and then using glue and glitter, write the names of those
    actors/actress's that are nominated for an award.  Place the stars on the ground like in Hollywood or get small wooded dowels (Michael's or Joann's for $0.59) and place them in ground every few feet as signs directing guests up to the door.
  3. Use large ostrich feathers in a tall glass vase and light the vase with battery operated Christmas lights.  Hide the battery box by dressing up the outside bottom of the vase with either black, gold, or red satin fabric.
  4. Place small Oscar statues around tables, and use small mirror's with votive candles on top to create glamorous lighting.
  5. Use any movie decor items you might have around the house or visit this site if you choose to purchase some.
And now the Food:

The simplest way is to create a small appetizer table and place popcorn, nuts, and mints around the tables and bar areas.  Here are some appetizer ideas:
  1. Classic Shrimp Cocktail and Sauce
  2. Cheese and Crackers
  3. Veggies and Dip
  4. Pretzel Rods dipped in chocolate and sprinkled in candy
  5. Cut out Rice Crispy treats with a Star cookie cutter and place a Popsicle stick in the bottom of them and then add a red or gold bow to it.
  6. Remember it's OKAY to ask guests to bring a small dish to pass to help keep costs low

  1. Oscar Bingo
  2. Bet on each category
  3. Have a little movie trivia

And don't forget to have your guests arrive in their finest attire! Break out those gowns and tuxes or suit's and have a night to remember!

Best Picture: Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter's Bone
Actor in a Leading Role: Javier Bardem, Jeff Bridges, Jesse Eisenberg, Colin Firth, James Franco
Actress in a Leading Role: Annette Bening, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman, Michelle Williams
Directing: Black Swan, The Fighter, The King's Speech, The Social Network, True Grit

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