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If you’re like me, the Oscars are the most wonderful time of the year! Are you ready for the Academy Awards on Sunday?
I’ve been a fan of the awards show as long as I can remember, and I’m a big movie geek, so needless to say I’ve hosted an Oscar party or two.
It starts with a good ballot, like this one above. You can download it online and print out for your guests — serves a good purpose for those who’ve forgotten a category or two, like sound editing.
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Next, you must serve champagne or sparkling wine, even in little cans like these. This is my favorite brand named for one of my favorite Oscar winners, Sofia Coppola.
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Whether you go casual and have popcorn and mini cans of champagne, or you have a catered dinner, the decor can be whimsical and girlie, or old Hollywood.
Black-and-white is a classic color scheme for an Oscar party. Throw in an accent of gold or silver, and you’ve got instant old Hollywood glam. Who needs the Vanity Fair party?
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The dress code can be whatever you want it to be — sweats and yoga pants work just fine — or you can have your guests turn up in cocktail attire.
And for those who want a classic drink for a classic Oscars party –serve a gin martini. Martha Stewart has a modern twist on the cocktail.
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Serve this with appetizers and goodies, and your guests will feel like they’re stars.
- 2 ounces gin
- 2 teaspoons dry vermouth
- 1 rosemary sprig
- Pitted olives
1. Shake 2 ounces gin and 2 teaspoons dry vermouth with crushed ice; strain into a stemmed glass. Strip leaves from bottom 2 inches of a rosemary sprig, skewer through pitted olives, and add to the drink.