This Sunday there will be oodles and oodles of distracted parents, moms and dads whose full attention won’t be on their children. Why? Because it is Oscar Sunday!
So for us movie fans, this becomes a dilemma; how does one include your children is an otherwise not family focused event? It’s those little things that help, a game here, a cupcake there, that make it enjoyable for all.
Here are our suggestions of 6 ways to include your kids in the festivities this Oscar Sunday!
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Their OWN Category 1 of 6Odds are your kids haven't seen the Best Feature nominees like Django Unchained or Silver Lining Playbook but they probably have seen a couple of the films on the Best Animated Feature list! Have them all put in their own ballot of what will win and make sure to have them watching when the big winner of this kid friendly category is announced! We asked kids we knew about what they thought would win, you can check out their picks right here.
Your Own Walk of Fame! 2 of 6Just like Hollywood Blvd, have your kids lend their hands to your own walk of fame! Just trace their hands, have them sign it, and cut it out into a star. Glitter is optional!
Oscar Food! 3 of 6Get them helping prepare one or more of the Oscar inspired party foods you'll be making for the party. Or just let them gobble away! Our own Dana Vogel put together this great collection of 10 recipes inspired by the nominated films which you can check out right here!
Bingo! 4 of 6Have the kids play Academy Award Bingo! It's a fun way for them to pass the time while you watch the big show! The Academy offers up their own 2013 bingo sheets right here.
Give Our Awards 5 of 6Have your own award ceremony! Give awards to all the kids in attendance from Best Hug to Best Smile to Best at Soccer. All kids love to be a winner! Give the ceremony some pomp and circumstance, have the winners names sealed in envelopes and keep a little suspense before you announce each winner.
Dress Up Time 6 of 6Oscar evening is a great time to play dress up! You can either just have all the kids (and parents) come dressed up in dresses, suits, gowns and boas or you can get all themed with the nominated movies think of a tiger costume (in honor of Life of Pi), a garbage bag (in honor of Silver Lining Playbook) or an Abe Lincoln hat (in honor of Lincoln). And of course paparazzi pics will have to be taken!
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