I come from a family of movie/theatre buffs. My mother has always loved and been involved in theatre in some way. My brother is the person I go to regularly and ask him who “that guy” was from “that old movie,” and he’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. And me? I just appreciate a good film. One of my favourite memories growing up is making an event of watching the Oscars. As an adult, we still get together to watch them, and I’m so excited to include Tatum in our tradition. Read on for some great ideas and get your family together this Sunday to throw an Oscar Party!
Gourmet Kid-Friendly Appetizers
It’s not an Oscar party without finger foods. I like to serve mini appetizers — it looks chic and they’re usually fairly simple to throw together, AND kids will almost always devour anything bite size. Myrecipes.com has a few great Oscar menus featuring mini appetizers that I love: Party Like A Star On Oscar Night, Appetizer Party Buffet, or if you’re in a rush the Buy And Serve Appetizer Party (which is great if you’re inviting friends over, then you can all choose one item to buy and bring over). Place everything buffet-style on a table near the T.V. and you and your family/guests can happily snack all evening.
Oscar Movie Games & Printables
One of my favourite things we would do is quiz each other on movie trivia during the commercials. I like to use free printables I’ve found online, such as Oscar Bingo or Oscar Ballots to fill out at the beginning of the night and see who guessed right at the end of the awards. There’s also a fun compilation of printables from popcorn bags to wine glass markers at Stylelist that you can check out!
To add a little bit of a Hollywood/movie vibe to your party, you could round up some of the 2012 Oscar movie posters and put them up where you plan to be gathered most of the evening. You could also go with a specific theme; if you liked The Artist, you can go for a black-and-white feel by getting you and your kids to only wear black and white clothes, play the “silence” game (don’t we parents love that one?!), and make black and white appetizers. You can do the same with any of your favorite Best Picture Nominee movies. You could also go traditional “old hollywood” and roll out a red carpet, cut out star-shapes and paint/color them gold and place where you please, place a “VIP ONLY” sign on your front door, etc. Gold ANYTHING will work, really.
Whether you wear your pajamas or get all dolled up, having an Oscar party is a fun way to get family and friends together for a night of delicious food and great entertainment!