I think with marriage, children, and age one starts to go to the movies more often. At least, this is what happened for me and my husband. We have a group of friends that we frequent the movies with followed by dinner afterwards to discuss the movie, the actors, and whatever gossip is involved with either. I was quite excited when we moved to Dallas and our neighbors, who are now dear friends, asked if we wanted to be part of a neighborhood Oscar competition. Unbeknownst to them my love of movies, I happily accepted. Two years and two wins later, the pressure is on! If I win my third year in a row, I get to keep the golden statue on permanent display in my home!
Needless to say, this does deserve a party! So, here are a few fun ideas that I have come across if you are thinking of throwing an Oscar soirée!
01. Recreate the “Tree of Life” by hanging Oscar ballots from branches.
02. Set up a bar cart with drinks and trinkets that you would find at “Midnight in Paris”.
03. Dress in evening wear reminiscent of “The Artist” in the 1930s.
04. Serve crabcake (“The Descendents”) sliders (“Moneyball”).
And don’t forget the infamous chocolate pie from “The Help” for dessert!