Oscar parties are tons of fun, especially if you get guests involved with their own Oscar ballots. The other essentials? Great food and drink, of course. Whether you’re in it for the film, or just the glamor, we’ve got fantastic tips for your Oscar party.
Everyone has their picks this year, whether you’re rooting for Black Swan, The Social Network, or The King’s Speech. Get guests involved by giving them their own Oscar ballots. Why should the Academy have all the fun? To up the ante, you may even want to throw in a small prize for the guest whose ballot most closely matches the academy’s choices. Of course, disagreeing with the academy is part of the fun too! Click here for an online version, or here for a printable PDF version of the Oscar ballot.
While the stars and awards will be the center of attention, a selection of smart, sophisticated snacks will play a supporting role. Stuffed mushrooms are a finger food classic. You may also want to try gooey caramel corn, sweet and salty fig tapenade, or keep things simple with elegant chocolate sandwiches.
And no Oscar celebration would be complete without drinks. Keep it classic with champagne cocktails. Here’s a round-up of 10 fantastic takes on the traditional cocktail.
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