Today Jennifer Lawrence will do the honor of announcing the nominees for the 84th anual Academy Awards. Cue drum roll. If you are movie buff or just like the glitz and glam of the Oscars, today is not a day to miss, after all how are you going make your very own Oscar Bingo Cards without knowing who and what are in the running. To get you psyched for the unveiling, and the big show on February 26th, we've got some of last year's (and some of this year's) best Oscar viewing party ideas that are sure to win the vote.
Be sure to add a touch of sophistication to your Oscar Party menu, after all, your TV dinner is bound to look pitiful when held up to the bright lights, and even brighter stars at the Hollywood & Highland Center. These mouthwatering Asparagus and Prosciutto Bundles from Nina Spezzaferro are a guaranteed crowd pleaser, whether you intend a full-on gala or a night in with just you and your bestie. Complex in flavor, but not in prep, this go-to app deserves two thumbs up!
If you had something a little more classic, and crowd ready in mind, then this Shrimp Cocktail recipe is for you. Easy enough to do with only minutes to spare, yet equally tasty when made ahead and left to chill overnight. A cocktail party just wouldn't the same without this classic finger food, and an Oscar viewing party is the perfect occasion for mixing classic with trendy, and shrimp cocktail appeals to both approaches.
Playing games during comercial breaks or in the middle of long video tributes, is a great way to keep your Oscar viewing party upbeat and social, even though the television is the primary focus of the night. Whether or not alcohol is involved in these games is entirely up to you, but be sure to brush up on your knowledge of the nominees to keep things current and long lasting. Here we have some fun ideas for Oscar Drinking Games that are sure to keep the party going long after the ceremony has come to an end.
Bingo is another fun game to at any awards show viewing party, and allows even non movie buffs get in on the fun. As we get closer the show time dozens of printable Bingo cards will pop up all over the blogosphere, but feel free to make your very own using your personal predictions for the ceremony. Here's one from the crafty gal behind How About Orange, from a few years ago. We're crossing our fingers she delivers the goods again this year!