February 21, 2013

And the OSCAR Goes to…..

Posted in Other Events, Planning Tips and Information tagged , , , , , , , , , at 12:00 pm by JBEvents

84th Academy Awards, Poster

 

 

 

 

And the winner is…

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This Sunday, February 24th is the 85th annual Academy Awards.  Whether you are a side-line commentator for the Red Carpet or a die-hard movie lover and at-home audience member, here are some ideas for a celebration that is Oscar worthy!!

Set the tone with your invitations.  Invite your guests to YOUR Red Carpet party.  You can take the theme as far as you want – but a great start is having a Red Carpet out welcoming your guests.  If you can’t produce a Red Carpet – how about setting the table with a Red Runner to emulate the carpet.

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Have the “paparazzi” poised outside to begin snapping photos of guests as they arrive.  You could also have a clever Step and Repeat pattern for guests to be able to stop and have their photo taken with “celebrities”. 

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Oscar step and repeat

As the guests enter, offer them a specialty cocktail.  It’s no secret among my friends that my fav drink is a Margarita – so why not offer your guests a yummy OSCAR-rita!  Daphne Oz of the ABC show, The Chew, offers a tasty recipe for this cocktail.

Oscar-Rita

The Oscar®-rita

Makes 2
1/4 cup Silver Tequila
1/4 cup Pineapple Juice
3 tablespoons Lime Juice
3 tablespoons Fresh Mint Leaves
Seltzer, to top

Your décor can be elegant or fun – whatever  best suits the ambience of your party.  Creativity is key – so  paying a trip to a local hobby store or even thrift or antique store to find some interesting pieces might pay off with some treasurable finds.  You can even purchase Oscar party-ware at Party City. 

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Oscar decor in popcorn container

While offering a gourmet seven course meal to your guests might be well received, you can instead offer a variety of simpler fare to keep the guests interacting with finger-foods.  Keeping with the theme of a Red Carpet and movie awards – offer Red Velvet cupcakes and a Popcorn Bar Buffet.

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Oscar themed cake Oscar-Cookies

Keep your guests entertained and involved.  Play OSCAR games such as OSCAR B-I-N-G-O or you could even have guests complete a Ballot for their picks when they arrive and as each category is presented – see who matched the winner.  You could even provide small OSCAR-like trophies to the winners.  During commercial breaks – take turns seeing how each of your guests would deliver their own Acceptance speech and see if they could beat the clock before the MUSIC signals their time is up!

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No matter how you choose to celebrate the 85th Annual Academy Awards, we hope that you have a fun and enjoyable evening and that all of your FAV nominees WIN!!!

Amry Oscar

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