Friday, February 24, 2012

Lights, Camera, Oscars!

So, the Oscars are this Sunday and personally, I find them very entertaining. It's all about the glamour! Hollywood's hottest names are America's royalty. Whether or not you personally agree, or respect the work that our movie stars create, you have to admit--that many famous people in one radius of each other is somewhat fascinating! I'm featuring some of my favorite Oscar night ideas, from having a friend or two over to a full blown Oscar watch party! These ideas will definitely have you seeing stars!

Throwing an Oscar party may not have been a high priority for most. But something tells me that this fun activity is about to change all of that. This cleverly crafted version of Bingo is one that will come back year after year.  Download up to twenty different printable templates from How About Orange for free!  Race to see who can get five squares in a row on the big night, scoring points whenever Meryl Streep is spotted, a presenter flubs a line, or when a presenter apologizes for forgetting people. Have a prize for added incentive!

The Oscars are all about movies, which is truly a popcorn moment. How about upgrading your large butter popcorn and coke to some of these tasty treats:

  • caramel popcorn ( if you are a wine drinker, pair it with a Prosecco)
  • cheddar popcorn (paired with a Merlot)

Create a fabulous dramatic moment for your food table! Theme your food around the movies! For Hugo and Midnight In Paris, serve food from France! Such as...canopies, quiches, and macarons.


Mini Quiche

French Macarons

For dessert, maybe feature a chocolate pie (The Help), or red velvet "I'll Make You A Star" cakes with cream cheese icing (Marilyn). 

Very few things excite me more than creating an exciting table setting and then setting it for any fabulous event! I love the idea here of using gold confetti sprinkled down the middle for an Oscar party. The gold accents pick up on the golden Oscar statue, himself. So buy gold confetti in bulk and keep it on hand! You never know wheat you can achieve with it.

And lastly, every major movie needs a red carpet moment! Set up a photo booth with a box of props involving funny hats, mustaches, costume jewelry and even celebrity masks! Throw up a drape for a backdrop and your digital camera! You can email guests their party pictures and keep them talking for days!

Happy Oscars!

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