Here's How to Host a Fun Oscar Party For the Upcoming Academy Awards
Written by: Mark Myers
The Academy Awards is generally considered the biggest award show of them all for movies. Many movie lovers like to celebrate that evening with a party in the theme of the award show. Here are ideas how to throw a fun and memorable Oscar Academy Awards Party.
First you need to prepare and send out your invitations. To help get your guests in the mood you want to make sure your invitation is adorned with art work that is movie oriented. As suggestions, try pictures of reels of film, movie cameras, names of the top movies or even pictures of the top nominated actors and actresses. If you want to get real creative you can go to a party supply store and often they have invitations that look like reels of film cans.
If you can get a long red carpet that your guests can walk across as they come into your home that will be just like the real deal. For additional seating rent directors chairs and space them all throughout the house. Decorate your walls with titles of the movies, and pictures of the nominees. If you can get your hands on some 8 millimeter film, that can be cut in strips and placed all around your party room.
A fun ice breaker game is to place the name of a movie star on the back of each guest when they arrive. Their job is to begin interacting with other guests and try to find out who they are by asking on yes or no questions. As soon as they guess they get to wear their name tag on their front side.
Of course the main attraction will be the awards show itself. But it will be more fun if you have some games that tie into the awards program. It can be lots of fun to have a sample ballot for all the top award categories and pass out to each guest. Have the guests fill their ballot out before the show starts. Give an award out at the end for the guest that gets the most correct.
Another fun game you can play during commercials is to have Academy Award trivia questions ready to go. Ask these at different times. If you have small prizes to give out to the guests with the most correct answers, that will add to the fun.
The Oscar Show can last for several hours so your guests will need food. You can plan a full meal or appetizers, or both. It can be fun to have names for your different dishes or appetizers that are related to the award show.
What would a party be without special drinks? Be sure to make up a special drink just for the party and name it something related to Hollywood and the movies. Of course champagne to toast the winners near the end of the show will also add to the excitement.
The main attraction will be shown on television. So make sure your television is ready to go. If you have a big screen TV, that is even better. Make sure the sound system is set and the volume will be appropriate. Have your remote control handy to turn down the commercials so you can play your trivia game when the time is right.
So as they say in the movies lights, camera action...or better yet at this point-- that's a wrap!
About the Author:
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