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February 20, 2009

Host an Academy Awards party

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A few friends are coming over Sunday night to watch the Oscars, so I searched the trusty internet to find some party ideas. Evite suggested Oscar Bingo, which sounds hilarious, so I googled to find some examples. Then I pilfered a few things other people wrote from here and here and added some of my own squares to make game sheets. Since I went to the trouble, I figured I'd post the PDF here in case anybody else wants to play along during the telecast. (There are ten different sheets in the file.) Whether this game will even work is hard to say. But I think it will be fun to try. And I'll be making some Red Carpet Cocktails for us to sip. Any red drink or punch would be fun, but I'm planning to use this one (scaled down and possibly modified). Have fun!

44 comments:

Kierstin Bridger said...

Hysterical! "White person says 'yes we can'!" So funny, love it!

N. said...

What a fun idea, thanks for sharing!

Natalie said...

This could be the single greatest incentive for a hosting an Oscar party I have ever seen!

Jenny said...

Hello!
This is my first time visiting your blog!
So a little hello all the way from Sweden!
Jenny

M said...

I just stumbled across your blog. Love the oscar bingo idea!

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Kelly said...

oh my gosh! i'm so excited - this is definitely being played sunday.

xo
Kelly

modern eve said...

thank you for sharing! now, i want to host a party! are you giving away a prize?

Grandma G said...

Sounds like you'll be having a hilarious party!

Mum

Diana said...

Ha ha. I love every second of those Oscar Bingo cards...too funny!

marta said...

fantastic. thanks for sharing.

BJ Lantz said...

Thanks so much for sharing this bingo game. How fun! We have a small Oscar party every year where we fill out our personal ballots before the show starts. We even have really terrible winner & loser trophies (that somehow always end up at my house no matter who won them!). This bingo will make a really fun addition - thanks! Have a great party!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

This is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing, I'm going to add a link to this in my Oscar Party Roundup.

Lu. Lu. said...

This is fun! Thank you for sharing. I hope your Oscar party is a hit, I know those drinks will be ;)

Deirdre said...

Oh that is hiLARious!

Aqeela said...

You have a very inspirational blog, i always end up adding your links to my favorites folder! I hope to have enough time to read alot more of it now that i am soon to become a housewife again!! Yey, one week of work to go!!!

Aqeela xx

Jeanette said...

From the bingo card to the chocolate cookie desserts...WOW..I love your page! Filled with a great variety of crafts, techniques and lots of bright orange to lift the mood! THank you!

Kathyc on SCS said...

How fun! Thanks for sharing; I'm going to print out a few for me, DH and my Mom! And that Cosmo looks like the perfect drink for the occasion. Yumm!

Gran said...

Cute site. Glad I found you through Pat Sloan's OP.

Lindsey said...

Thank you for this!! My friend is hosting an oscar party and she's gonna love this. You're awesome!

jules p said...

that is so cute. i love this idea.

Single Girl said...

Ohhhh so cute!

laura said...

We do this every year with friends. There's a prize for the first person to win the "red carpet bingo", and then a prize for the most correct award ballot. The winner gets to host the next year. Of course, I don't think I've ever hosted ... but I do have a good time! It's a great tradition to start!

krystyna81 said...

I love Oscar night! BC (before children) I also ised to host - we gave away prizes for the person who guessed the exact minute the first award was given out, who reached 10 correct oscar winners first, and had some "oscar trivia" games, too! way too much fun (I wish they were on Saturdays so we could really party :)

Corrie said...

actually two of the girls in my quilting group have an annual awards night party and get dressed up to the nines, watch the awards, guess the winners and have fun!

great idea!

Corrie:)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great Bino game! It'll be a hit at the party tonight!

aimeewrites said...

Awesome, thanks! We're taking these to the party tonight.

Now to whip up a prize....eek...

stinagrrl said...

Thanks for sharing! this was PERFECT!!

aimeewrites said...

It was a huge hit last night - thanks!!

Sarah said...

The hubby and I did this for fun and it was a BLAST! This will be our new tradition.
We never watch them from start to ending without a little DVR fast forward but we had such a good time checking our boxes. I won...double fun.

Lucila said...

Thanks for sharing this!!! Me and my friends had a small oscar's party and this was a hit, it kept us glued to the tv. Every time something happened that was on the board we started screaming with glee. It was definetly a hit!!! By the way I LOVE YOUR BLOG!

Delly Bean said...

Thanks for the BINGO! I brought it to my friends' Oscar party and it was a huge hit. It definitely brought out the competitive nature in at least one of the guests, but alas, nobody got a full line.

Great fun!

Denise said...

We used your bingo cards last night and had a blast. Made our Oscar Party really fun. Thank you!

Denise

Amy said...

Just wanted to say thank you for this! We printed them out when a few friends came over to watch the Oscars last night and they helped me stay awake much longer than I would have otherwise! We were cheering the winners on: "Come on, wasn't Marisa Tomei BRAVE?"
Hope you had lots of fun with it too!

pintobean said...

Thanks! My family and I had so much fun last night with the game. I was going to do something like this of my own...I am glad I found yours because I see I would have been way off on how it would work. Too cool. Thanks!

Jess said...

This turned out to be super fun! We had some bingos. (Not all at the same time. :) The best is when everyone starts yelling things like, "Trip! Trip!" Or "Come on, cry!" (Though there was quite a bit of argument around what exactly counted as crying. :)

Jess said...

P.S. Hello, Jenny from Sweden!

lokate said...

thanks so much for this idea. my mom, sister, and i had a blast yelling at the winners to go ahead and lift that statue up over their heads. we got so excited when the winner of best foreign film thanked his "pencil" and decided that counted as unintelligible.

Jess said...

Yeah, we LOVED that guy and cheered for him! "WHAT did he just say? Did he just thank his pencil?!?" Big check on that Bingo square. :)

Mrs. Munki said...

Your bingo cards made it my most entertaining Oscars ever. Once the game was done, so was I! Thanks for the good times!

J. Lange said...

Playing bingo pretty much made my entire Oscar party! Thanks!

Cassie said...

I love this idea! I attended an Oscar party with a similar game: before the awards began, each guest was given a sheet with all the categories and nominations listed and then circled their prediction for each winner. We each also contributed $20 and the person who had the most correct answers won all the money. Sadly, that person was not me, but it was still fun!

Jess said...

We did the ballot thing, too, along with the bingo. But no money changed hands. Too bad, because I guessed the most winners!

Tara said...

THANKS! We are having guest tonight and we are looking forward to playing your oscar games. Thanks for being so creative, those of us who are not really appreciate YOU!

Tara

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