Tuesday, February 26, 2013
How to Host an Award-Worthy Oscar Party
Over the past couple of years, I've been steadily building my Oscar party throwing skills and reputation. And I have to say I throw a pretty decent party.
This year's, though, was by far the best.
It started with the food:
I found this cupcake idea on Pinterest last year, and thought they were so cute, I did them again. Super easy, just a little bit time-consuming.
Bake whatever flavor of cupcakes you like. (I went with spice, because that's my favorite.) Use a light-colored frosting (I went with cream cheese) and add yellow food coloring.
After you spread the frosting on all the cupcakes, cut up mini marshmallows to look like popcorn, and add them to the top of the cupcakes.
Next, roll out the Red Carpet:
I have a friend who does set ups for fashion shows and things, so he's got access to real live red carpets that they use for real live red carpet events. He graciously loaned us one.
I think we should just keep it. Doesn't it make our porch look fab?
Step three, choose a fashion theme and make sure all your guests know about it. We went with Pajamas and Pearls:
Seriously? So much fun to do up our hair and makeup and jewelry and then lounge around in jammies. Best idea EVER.
It's also super fun when your friend that moved away and can't be there still participates and sends pictures too!
As you can see, red and pink were the big colors this year.
Of course, there were games:
These are recreations of the movie posters. Guests had to guess the titles of each movie.
Of course, there were ballots. The one with the most predictions right won. With 12.
And the other game was Oscar Bingo. Which kept EVERYONE paying close attention to the show.
The step I really need to do better about next year is getting lots of pictures. In fact, I'm going to have a designated photographer because I just do NOT remember to take pictures. And, sadly, Marly didn't make it. She's normally the paparazzo of our group.
(I think it should be paparazzA since she's a girl, but spell check disagrees. Hmph.)
There was a huge spread of food. Pot stickers and egg rolls and won tons and Fujian Chicken Lettuce Wraps and cream puffs and all sorts of yummy goodness.
And there were guests. At one point, we had 15 people crowded into our small family room.
It was awesome.
When it was all over, we all felt like this:
Did you have an Oscar party? How was it? You totally want to come to mine next year, dontcha?
You are awesome. And if you share this post, you'll be even awesomer!