Are You Ready for the Oscars??

We know that Leonardo DiCaprio is. And we know that Jada Pinkett-Smith is not. But are you prepared for Hollywood’s biggest night? On Sunday night, the 88th annual Oscars will arrive and provide a variety of opportunities for you to watch, be entertained, and play the guessing game of whether or not Leo will get his first Oscar.

If you’re one of the lucky few to be hosting an Oscars party, how are you going to make the most of the night?

First and foremost, you can follow along by playing this year’s version of Oscar Bingo. While there is an array of options to choose from, this Punchbowl.com version is your best bet to capturing the magic our inner-child finds synonymous with Bingo.

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Photo courtesy of http://www.punchbowl.com/p/printable-oscar-bingo

With up 15 different cards, Punchbowl provides the opportunity for you to laugh, compete with your friends and make everyone jealous of how much you know about Hollywood’s finest.

For our 21 and older crowd, the Oscars provides a reason to toss back a couple and not feel guilty (responsibly, of course). Luckily, there are quite a few adult beverage games that can be found online, all of which provide ways to spice up the Academy Awards. For instance, this example from Cosmopolitan provides a few different opportunities for your guests to enjoy their beverages.

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Photo courtesy of http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/movies/a54302/oscars-drinking-game/

These games can also be personalized by including your own Oscars concoction. Whether its by following the plethora of recipe options on the Internet, or getting risky by creating your own drink (responsibly, of course), you can ensure that this year’s Oscars party is a memorable one.

Lastly, there’s always the long-held tradition of casting your Oscar ballots and trying your luck at being the smartest person in the room. This can be done simply by looking at each category, and the category’s nominees, and guessing who you believe will be the winner. While it may not be as stirring to your memories as a child, nor as stirring as the possibility of drinking each time Donald Trump is mentioned, this friendly competition will undoubtedly still provide entertainment for you and your guests.

Now that the games are taken care of, its time to focus on the food! Hors d’oeuvres is always a good bet during an Oscars party. These small snacks provide a simple way to relate to the class and elegance of the Academy Awards. For hors d’oeuvres, myrecipes.com is your answer to providing your guests with delicious finger-foods to enjoy during the night.

http://www.myrecipes.com/holidays-and-occasions/christmas-recipes/gourmet-hors-doeuvres

In addition to hors-d’oeurves, nwitimes.com provides the chance for you to take advantage of movie puns while also serving delicious food. Whether its the “Bridge of Pies” or “Trumbo Gumbo”, nwitimes is your choice for making your Oscars into a series of dad jokes that everyone will enjoy.

http://www.nwitimes.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/and-the-food-award-goes-to-oscar-party-favorites/article_85e9aa5a-ad8a-51e3-b744-72389c076b2d.html

Now that you have the blueprints, we hope you have no trouble in planning a memorable and fascinating Oscars party. No matter what you do, remember to be responsible, be safe, have fun, and guess well. Enjoy your Oscars party!

-Lane, Austin and Allen

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