Sunday, 19 February 2012

Oscar Party Ideas

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The 84th Annual Academy Awards
Oscar Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 7e/4p on ABC
The Academy Awards airs Sunday, Feb. 26 at 8:30 p.m. ET on CTV

E will have coverage from 1:30 p.m. ET/ 10:30 a.m. PT

Ideas for an Award-Winning Oscar Party

First design a great home-made Oscar invitation or use these online ecards or printables at

When your guests arrive hand out ballots for best picture, actor, actress, supporting actor/actress, etc.and have each guest/couple fill them out. Here is a printable Oscar Ballot.

Use the ballots as a draw card for small gifts at the end of the night.

Popcorn--What's an Oscar Party without it.  You can make bowls of different flavours and colours such as caramel corn, pink popcorn, white cheddar, Cajun spices--name the popcorn after your all-time favourite movie.

Make mini swag bags of beauty products from the dollar store:  Hair brushes, fancy hair combs, fruit scented soaps, eye gel masks, pedicure and manicure products, and gold wrapped truffles.  Or, you can buy plastic champagne flutes and fill them with gold coloured candies, covered with cellophane wrap and tied with a gold ribbon.

Have each guest bring an appetizer/dessert that reflects one of the Oscar-nominated movies.

Have everyone show up in their pyjamas and slippers--no need to fear the fashion police at an at-home event.

Games to play:

Oscar Trivia from past Oscars.
Guess the movie charades.
or you can just watch the awards and snack.

And don't forget to watch the red carpet before the awards.

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