Oscar Sunday (or as I like to call it, a girl’s version of Superbowl Sunday) is the biggest night of the year for the Hollywood stars. For mere mortals like us, it’s an occasion to watch the Hollywood hunks and beauties sashay up the red carpet. It’s a time when we allow ourselves to be seduced by the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and feel like we’re part of the action, even if for a moment. It’s also an opportunity for us to critique outfits, hairstyles, and bodies like judges of a cruel reality show. Last night, I threw an Oscar Party at my place where we did all of that…and more!
I wanted to go all out for this party, which meant planning all the little details that would add extra pomp and flair. Invitations were sent out two weeks in advance with red carpet/black tie attire noted as mandatory. For greater incentive, I added that prizes would be given to the best dressed male and female at the party. After all, we can’t let the likes of Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence outshine us! I also wanted the party to be engaging and interactive – having a crowd of people quietly staring at the TV all night would be no fun. To that end, I planned a game where each person had to fill out a ballot with their guesses on a few Oscar nomination categories, such as Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Movie, and Best Foreign Movie. For this too, prizes would be given to the person with the most correct number of guesses. So what were my prizes? Mini-Oscar trophies, of course!
|Top left: Fancy Mexican nachos; Top right: Sparkling Playbook drink just before the champagne was added; Bottom: Gourmet popcorn and other hors d'oeuvres|
Ar-GO F**k Yourself
- Muddle mint leaves in a martini shaker
- Add 1-2 measures of gin (depending on how strong you like your drink) and 2 teaspoons of superfine sugar
- Mix this combination well and strain it into a frosted glass half-filled with ice
- Top off with club soda and/or sprite to taste
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