As much as I hate to say this, my favorite season is coming to an end, with the 84th Academy Awards set to air on Sunday. In my opinion, the Academy Awards are the best of all the ceremonies, and it is where everything matters. While there was much controversy in deciding this year’s host, I know for a fact that Billy Crystal, despite hosting the show 8 times, will put on a better performance than last year’s not-so-dynamic duo of James Franco and Anne Hathaway (While I love me some James Franco, he’s probably not the best person to host the most popular awards show in America). If you’ve skipped out on the awards ceremony drama, do not miss this one; I can guarantee that it will be worth watching.
While you’re at it, have fun with watching the show. Here are some fun tips to make an award-winning party:
1. Download the “E! Red Carpet” app for any smart phone to stay updated on the latest Oscar news.
2. Make Party Snacks
With a party like the Oscars, the food might not be Wolfgang Puck’s, but at least you can try, right? Foodnetwork.com and the Epicurious iPhone app both have lists of fun finger foods for the perfect Oscar party based on the Best Picture nominations, from Hawaiian pizza a la The Descendants to caramel popcorn and ballpark hot dogs (for Moneyball).
Keep up with the “red carpet” theme and make red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.
Don’t forget the drinks! Pour champagne (or sparkling cider) into flutes and garnish with a slice of star fruit to give the glasses the ultimate “star” treatment.
Along with appetizers, set up a “concession stand” with boxed candy and the champagne flutes so guests can help themselves before settling in front of the television.
3. Have Party Games
No party is complete without a set of games. Try these fun ideas:
Test your “Red Carpet” knowledge and play People.com’s “Red Carpet Trivia Live” while you tune in to this year’s telecast.
Challenge your friends to a game of Oscar “Bingo” by making your own squares. From the sponsored commercials and the raunchy quotes to the person the Best Actor winner thanks first and the winner that cries while holding his or her award, make this a battle of wits—first person to make an “O” (go around the edges of the board) wins the game.
Or, print out the list of nominees and compete with your friends as you pick the winners.
Keep a tally of the scores and add them up at the end—the winner has to give a speech!
4. Roll out a Red “Carpet”
Whether you are near or far from Los Angeles, set the mood by rolling out a “carpet” made out of red paper. Sprinkle sequins and glitter down the aisle for a movie star-effect.
Now, where did I put my Jimmy Choos?
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