2010 Oscar party bingo | How About Orange

February 19, 2010

2010 Oscar party bingo

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Looking for extra entertainment during the Academy Awards on March 7? Back by popular demand, it's Oscar bingo. I made cards for our party last year, and it was really fun to play. You can download this year's bingo cards right here; it's a PDF with 12 different sheets. My big disclaimer: I have no idea if it will be possible to win at all, or perhaps someone could win ten minutes into the telecast. If it's a bust, please don't send me hate mail. To supplement your bingo game, you can download and print out the official ballot of nominees right here. It's always fun to see who guesses the most winners. And who guesses the least, so you can make fun of them.

64 comments:

leigh said...

how fun! maybe i'll have a party just so we can play!

Grandma G said...

I'm going to send you hate mail, anyway... just for the fun of it.

Jess said...

Oh good. At least it will be more interesting than bills.

Grandma G said...

Oh, it'll be interesting, all right!

Jess said...

Oooooh, are you going to include some anthrax? I love anthrax.

Ashley said...

haha those made me laugh :)

That's Not My Age said...

Fantastic idea!

Grandma G said...

Yes, I will email you some anthrax along with the hate.

Jess said...

Thanks, mom.

Grandma G said...

Anything to please my favorite daughter!

tubathespian said...

I just got excited about the Oscars some more. Thanks! Playing Bingo with these was one of my favorite parts of watching last year!

Michelle said...

LOL, this is too funny. I read the bingo cards and they made me crack up. Unfortunately I don't watch the awards shows but if I did I would be playing along.
Have fun ladies.

CitricSugar said...

Is this anything but awesome?

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

I'm so glad you did another - this was a huge hit at last year's Oscar party. Thanks!!

abf said...

I wasn't able to download the file. The url opened but nothing downloaded and nothing appeared on the page. I'm on a Mac, if that makes a difference. Can you try to attach it another way? Thanks mail [dot] mien [at] hotmail [dot] com

angie said...

i am so excited to plaY! thanks!

mskaz said...

Really cute and funny. Thank you!

Jess said...

abf and anyone having trouble: I'm on a mac, too. The file is about 650 kb, so it might take awhile for it to appear in your browser window if your internet connection isn't super speedy. I tested it twice just now, both in Safari and Firefox, and it worked without a hitch. But since you left me your email address, I'll just email it to you!

Rhonda35 said...

This is FANTASTIC!! I love the Oscars (it's an undiagnosed illness, I'm sure) - love them to the point that, when I lived in the UK, my girlfriend and I had a little Oscars party and stayed awake all night watching them (remember - 6 hour time difference!) Thanks for this fun idea.

Also, I, too, use a Mac and had no problem whatsoever opening and saving the file - I used Safari.

Barefoot Books Liz said...

I've heard about Oscar bingo. Sounds like fun!

AmyC said...

That is AWESOME!!! I love it. Is it okay if I post a link on my blog?

Jess said...

Sure, please do!

beth Engelman said...

love these ~ can we post them on our Mommy on a shoestring blog?

Jess said...

Hi Beth! Sure thing, as long as you credit me as the source.

Care said...

Wow - these are great! Thank you so much.

Sasha {Everything Fabulous} said...

the bingo cards look fabulous..thanks for sharing!!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

You are so, SO fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing, I'll be linking to this.

__L__ said...

Excellent :-D I never watch the Oscar' ceremony (no more the Cesar in France...) but with a bingo it could change everything!!

wyowoman said...

thank you for sharing! Looking forward to having fun with it

OneSeedChicago said...

This looks like fun. I'm going to give it a try and like most people, I will have no qualms about complaining about something that is free.

;0)

Jen said...

What did you give as prizes?

Jess said...

I don't remember what I did last year. This year I'm trying to decide if I want to cough up the money for fake Oscar statues or save my pennies and just do boxes of popcorn, Sno-caps, Twizzlers, or some other movie food. Blockbuster gift cards would be good, too.

Grandma G said...

Gee, there MUST be a tutorial somewhere for making your own statues! ;)

Anonymous said...

Oh yea, the dead person montage is hilarious! wtf? I don't really think you should have listed the deaths of Patrick Swayze and Farrah Faucet.

Ryan G said...

Great idea. Linked this on my blog today. Thanks for making it happen.

Fraser Pearce said...

i was all set to ask you about bingo today when i find have already helped me!!
i sent out my invites last week and i'm relieved that's one less thing to do.
thanks so much...and love your blog
Meg ( from australia)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Oscar Bingo cards.. I have a party, every year.. a small gathering of friends. We also have a contest to see who gets the most correct answers by selecting the winners on the Oscar ballot. I give out prizes.. the winner usually gets candles/bath salts - to relax, after a stressful week leading up to the oscars. The looser (one with the least correct) gets Movie tickets and popcorn. Loads of fun.

Kim said...

Hey - I'm new to your site but love it!!! What did you serve food wise for your Oscar Party? I have one every year and I'm always on the lookout for affordable and easy apps...thanks

beth Engelman said...

Hi Jess,

Here's a link to our blog! We love you and all your ideas!!!
http://www.mommyonashoestring.com/blog/?p=345

Jess said...

Thanks, Beth. Kim, I can't remember what food I served last time, but I made "Red Carpet punch," which I'll do again: a modified version of this recipe. This time I'm doing some gourmet pizzas cut into small squares, and haven't figured out the rest yet. Finger food and desserts.

Chris said...

Perfect! That's my birthday and I love the Oscars so it only makes sense to have an Oscar party and these will be so great.

mucho thanks!

Amanda said...

so so great!

Many thanks:)

Anonymous said...

I read about Oscar Bingo as a party suggestion on Evite.com, so I googled the term. And that's how I found your site. This is terrific! I was dreading trying to make some lame design on my own, but now I can shamelessly steal yours! Hope you don't mind, and you're happy with the knowledge that some LA Z-listers will be enjoying your hard work on Sunday!

Alison said...

Wow - this is a GREAT idea!!! I host an annual - girls only - Oscar party! And I LOVE games! I usually do a "guess the oscar gown" game where I find pics online and blur out the faces - have have people guess the famous and not so famous actresses. Last year I did "Best Picture" posters - blurring out the movie names. So much fun! So glad I found your site! P.S. I totally stole the pics for my games off the internet (no copyright) - but if you're interested in any of them - I'm happy to share! Just comment with your email on my blog!

Stacey said...

These are awesome! In the past I have used bingo cards from M&Ms.com, but these are much, much better. I have an all-girl oscar pj party and the cards are a big hit! Thanks so much!

Nancy Ward said...

Hi!

Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this download.

I'd appreciate your letting me know if that's OK.

Thanks,

Nancy Ward
http://paperfriendly.blogspot.com

bizmiss said...

Thanks for the bingo cards! I'm definitely using them at my Oscar party on Sunday. I made bingo cards just for the red carpet that you can download free for your Oscar night. Consider it a trade!

Queen of the Universe said...

Thanks so much for the bingo cards! I have a party for my family every year because they like to dress up and eat "fancy-schmancy" food every year and this game is a great addition to that! You rock!

Denise said...

Thanks for these. I got Bingo by 9:30!

Lynn said...

I just wanted to thank you for the clever and entertaining bingo cards. We thoroughly enjoyed them and hope they will be an annual tradition!

Marty said...

Hi, someone told me about this site when they read the Oscar Bingo cards I did for our party at a friend's blog. I'm going to steal some of your ideas for my cards next year. You can see my cards (which don't look nearly as nice as yours) at secondcitysoiree.com

Anthony said...

I used your cards. They worked pretty good. Maybe next time not have them be so specific like Sandra Bullock is wearing a red dress. An actress in a red dress would be a nice generic alternative. Thanks for putting them up!

Jess said...

Yeah, too bad I didn't go for "Sandra Bullock wears incredibly bright red lipstick." :) It's always a gamble, because I want it to be hard to win, but not discouraging. Worked out great at my party; we had the first winner (who took home an Oscar trophy) plus a couple runners up who also had bingos by the end of the telecast.

Devan said...

Thanks for posting these. My husband and I played together, and even though we only used one card each, we both managed to get a bingo. My only complaint is that he got his first! :)

Lovely Little Nest said...

What a neat idea! Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

this is hilarious!

Bingo said...

Great idea!

Which Bingo said...

Will you be doing this again for the next Oscars in February? Let me know, we'd love to feature it on our bingo blog.

Peter

Jess said...

Hi Peter. Yes indeed!

Maureen said...

DELIGHTED TO HAVE YOU HAVE DONE ALL THE WORK FOR THIS FUN BINGO OPPORTUNITY AT AN OSCAR PARTY!! THANKS FOR THE 2011 OSCAR BINGO EDITION!! Best wishes from San Francisco! Maureen

coban said...

That's great, I have enjoyed reading the stuff here. Thank you for sharing...

Best Bingo Sites said...

I'd love to know if you still do this and would love to run a feature

Jessica Jones said...

Yep, every year.

BingoTastic said...

Hey Jess,

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