The 81st Academy Awards are to be held on Sunday February 22nd starting at 8pm EST and 5pm PST. This is the evening when many of the movie stars turn out to find out if they won an Oscar. Glamor and glitz is on tap as the latest fashions are shown off and jewelers loan out their best and brightest diamonds. If you and your friends are movie buffs then hosting an Oscar viewing party is a great idea.
This is definitely the night to bring out your finest evening gowns, suits and tuxedos. Make it a glamorous evening to capture some of the glitz in you own home. Party invitations should be shaped like a movie ticket or use the distinctive Oscar shape.
Create a ballot of all of the nominees for the evening and hold a competition for your guests to guess who will win. Award a gift to the winner. At many awards shows each of the presenters are given a great gift basket. You can give each of your guests a personalized party favor as a thank you for attending.
Food should definitely be on the higher end than your typical pizza and soda pop party fare. Consider serving some gourmet appetizers that will take you no time at all to prepare. These appetizers are prepared by professional chefs, frozen and sent to you. All that you have to do is put them in a preheated oven, heat and serve. Your guests will love them and you will have more time to spend with your guests.
Enjoy your Oscar viewing party. It is definitely more fun to watch the Academy Awards with friends.