Here are a couple of ideas to get you started. Start with the dress code to set the tone.
DRESS CODE FOR GUESTS:
- Black tie (fun!)
- Creative black tie (more fun!)
- Dress as your favourite movie character from a movie that won an Oscar (wacky!)
THE RED CARPET & TIME WAITING FOR THE NEXT AWARD:
It’s all about the competition! Choose, debate and choose again…
- Best dressed on the red carpet
- Most creative outfit on the red carpet
- Best commercial
- Best acceptance speech
- Best performed song
- Most embarrassing moment
THE AWARDS & WINNERS:
- The “Parallel Oscars” Competition – The ol’ standard Oscar night game: hand out the nomination sheets before or at the start of the party to guests to guess who’ll win; watch and see who guessed the most correct Oscar wins. It’s fun to discuss why you made the choices you made.
- The “Whatcha Get?” Game – If your guests haven’t seen many of the Oscar noms, perhaps instead do a random draw for each nomination to determine each person’s nomination sheet. Less competition between guests, but just as fun.
- Pick up a plastic Oscar statuette from a local party shop and present it to the party winner
Then all you need is good food (finger foods, of course) and drink (how about ginger ale served in plastic champagne flutes?) and enjoy Oscar night!
What ideas are you planning?
Cheers and a good Oscar party to you,
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Deb Patz is the author of “Film Production Management 101” and the upcoming “Write! Shoot! Edit! A Complete Guide to Filmmaking for Teens” both published by MWP Books. It’s no suprise that she loves Oscar night parties.
WHERE IS DEB? (upcoming events and appearances)
Jun.3-7 – Guest instructor – PEI Screenwriter’s Bootcamp, Charlottetown, PEI
Jul.30-Aug.3 – UFVA Conference, Los Angeles, CA