Going to watch the Oscars this weekend? Why not make it a party or add more fun to the evening? It’s easy to invite your family, friends or neighbors over for some star-studded fun. You can go all out with themed food, decorations, and activities or as little as watching the nominated animated movies of the year with some kid-friendly snacks. Whatever you choose, have fun!
Sit and Score
Don’t want to have a party but don’t want to sit like lumps on the couch either? Try some Oscar themed games! A lovely site called How About Orange has an Oscar Bingo card that you can download to play. You can also keep score with an Oscar Ballot Form from Moviefone.
Get Up, Get Ready
If you have little kids they probably aren’t that excited since they haven’t seen most of the movies and might have to go to bed early. But you can still celebrate a little earlier in the evening by watching Kung Fu Panda 2 or Puss in Boots, which is my personal fave. Both are nominated for Best Animated Movie. Puss in Boots is coming out on DVD this Friday!
Puttin’ on the Ritz
Don’t let the stars on the Red Carpet have all the fun! Your kids will love getting all glammed up to watch the telecast. Put some make-up on your little girls and they’ll be thrilled. Have your son be the photographer. Give him an inexpensive instant camera or flip camera and he can film the “stars” during your party.
Eat, Decorate, and Be Merry
The Hostess with the Mostess blog has some free downloads to make invitations, napkin wraps, and popcorn bags for your family and guests.
The beautiful Twig and Thistle site has some free downloads to make invitations, popcorn bags, and candy bags for your family and guests. My daughter made the popcorn bags at the top of this post for last year’s Oscar Party with a red pencil and white paper bags. The kids would love having fun making any of these simple and inexpensive party pieces with you.
Then, check out these Oscar Statuette Cookies. Bakerella has come up with an incredibly clever Oscar themed cookie.
If you are in the mood for a casual party, Celebrations.com has a variety of party themes to throw the perfect Oscar Party. You’ll find games, menus, and decorating ideas. Personally, I like their vintage Oscar party theme.
MakeitBetter.net also had some fun food ideas inspired by this year’s best movie nominees.
I hope these fun ideas have inspired you to spice up the way you watch the Oscars with your family Sunday night. Roll the fun …
Who are you voting for, for best picture? I’m voting for Hugo to win. The book is fantastic but the movie is pure visual movie magic!
Not interested in the Oscars but want some ideas for a fun movie night at home? Check out my article on How to Amp Up Family Movie Night.