Hi Friends! The Academy Awards are just around the corner (Feb 24) and we have some tips and tricks to help you plan a viewing soiree to remember…
Online invitations from The Oscar Collection by Marc Friedland, have just become available (Jan 22) exclusively on Evite Postmark (www.postmark.com) through Oscar Sunday, February 24, 2013. Marc Friedland is the designer of the Academy Award winners’ envelope and invitations for all 2013 Oscar events. The Oscar Collection by Marc Friedland is the only online invitation collection officially sanctioned by the Academy Awards. The collection is free to use, and is available for a limited time. Here is a sneak peak of the collection:
What to Serve…
A movie inspired menu is a must this year! Here are some great suggestions to try:
Hummus, Kebabs, and Tabbouleh Appetizer Platter inspired by Zero Dark Thirty (Set in Middle East)
For the main course…
Chicken Pot “Pi” inspired by Life of Pi
Fire and Ice Cake inspired by Silver Linings Playbook (Culinary reference to this cake made during the movie)
Oscar Cupcakes Cupcakes of your choice wrapped in these fabulous printable cupcake wrappers that we found on Etsy.com for $5!
What to Sip…
Beasts of the Southern Wild– Milagro Tequila, Peach Schnapps, Fresh Squeezed Orange Wheel
Lincoln– Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Canton Ginger Liqueur, Dash Bitters
Les Misérables– Tanqueray Gin, Fresh Lemon Juice, Soda, Splash French Red Wine
Amour– Stoli Vodka, Canton Ginger Liqueur, Orange Juice, Cinnamon Sugar Rim
Django Unchained- High West Double Rye, Galliano, Splash Soda, Dash Bitters, Fresh Squeezed Lemon
How to Decorate
While the crafty food and creative drinks will give your bash their own flair, it is always fun to add some extra elements of personal décor. Here are a couple of details that we love.
This fabulous envelope enclosed ballot is easy to make and beyond adorable. If you don’t have these fun paper bags sold on www.mindyweiss.com you can use any paper bag you have at home. With this envelope, you can encourage your friends to fill out their own ballots. The person who gets the most awards right wins a prize!
Print the 85th Annual Oscar Ballot Here:
Another idea we love is incorporating the red carpet in a non-traditional way. Instead of lining the path leading up to your house with a vinyl red fabric that will inevitably bunch and rip, consider some fun other ways to incorporate it. Make a “red carpet” runner down the center of your table using red flower petals or add an inexpensive red tablecloth runner (or pull out a red runner left over from the holidays) down the center of your buffet. Another fun idea is to add a path of red balloons leading into the house.
Finally, we love the idea of laying down some director’s cut clap-boards (you can find them at most party stores) and using them as appetizer trays!
Don’t forget to have all your guests wear their most fabulous outfits to get in the Hollywood mood! Hope you all find this helpful and can incorporate some of these ideas into your own Oscar parties! Stay tuned for some hot Oscar fashion predictions coming soon!!! xox, Mindy