2012 Oscar bingo and ballot | How About Orange

February 06, 2012

2012 Oscar bingo and ballot


Update: Looking for the 2013 Oscar bingo and ballot? Get it right here.


Hosting an Oscars party on Feb. 26? I've made up 20 different Oscar bingo cards you can print out, along with a matching ballot for guessing the Academy Award winners. And like every year, a big disclaimer for the game: it might be possible to win ten minutes into the telecast, or maybe there won't be any winners at all. Who knows? But based on personal experience, I can say it's really fun to play.

A bingo refresher: The first person to mark off five squares in a line wins. It could be a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line, and the center square counts as a freebie.

To keep the PDF file sizes smaller, I've split the bingo set into two files of ten pages each. Save a file to your computer, open it in Adobe Reader, and print the number of pages you need at 100% size.

Download the first set of 10 cards.
Download the second set of 10 cards.
Download the ballot.

111 comments:

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Bloggers, like you: Generous, creative, fun, and great. Thank you.

Caitlin said...

Thank you for making these again—I used last year's set at my Oscars party and they were an enormous hit!

rachel renner said...

This looks fun. Thanks!

Laolili said...

I was waiting for this! Thanks a lot. For my boyfriend and I, Febuary is Oscar month. We have 2 viewing per week of nominated movies. We can't wait dor the ceremony for the oscar bingo. The winner gets breakfest in bed, hihi

Katie said...

How fun! I think I need to have a fun little party now :). Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

thank you, thank you, thank you!

freegal said...

Absolutely love it! Used it for my oscar party and it was a hit!

Susan said...

thank you!!!

Heather Joy said...

Jessica, Thank you so much for these! I'm definitely going to use them! :)

Happily Ever After said...

Once again, thanks for sharing. Love these!

krisyonko said...

Love it! Now I want to have an Oscar party just to use these! :)

Stefanie Staniak said...

Oh how fun - Thank you - Thank you - Thank you. This is such a generous give-away. Your time spent is truly appreciated.

Egg on a Stick said...

These are excellent! Now, to find the energy to stay up all night to watch them on UK time.... :-)

Melanie said...

Your bingo cards have become tradition at my Academy Award Party. Thank you!

lindafulghum.com said...

Thanks so much. These sound like fun!

Witchy Mom's Homeschool and Organic Gardens said...

awesome! Thanks!!!

JMommy said...

So great! Thanks so much for sharing!

Erin said...

Adorable and hilarious, as always. I'm so glad you make these ... now I just need to throw a party!

tori said...

This is brilliant. Every year we focus on the food and the ballot is always something scrubby we pull out. This year, there's no excuse. THANK YOU.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Feb. 07, 2012. Thanks again.

Marta said...

Hi! I've posted about this great bingo and linked back to your blog:http://www.abilingualbb.blogspot.com/2012/02/and-winner-is.html
Thank you!

Marta

Kathy McCreedy said...

this is really awesome!!! I wish I could know that I'd have the following Monday off and I'd sign up to host a party so I could use these terrific cards and ballots! Really lovely, thank you for sharing these with us!

Anonymous said...

thank you so much, wouldn't know what to do without these

Anonymous said...

I have been looking all over for Oscar Bingo cards. Thank you thank you. Our Oscar party grows every year, and this is a highlight!

Bean said...

I love, love, love your blog and I love, love, love this idea! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Thanks a bunch!

Nina
Solsken Design

The Sweet Southern Life said...

This is amazing!!!!

nicolette said...

oscar bingo was such a hit at my party last year, i love these cards!!!

Anonymous said...

These were a highlight of my annual party! Thanks so much for putting them together...I've been checking your site everyday for them for the past few weeks! Enjoy the AA's!

Jessica Jones said...

Great! Enjoy! Fingers crossed that they'll work out well for everybody.

Erin said...

I seem to be having a problem getting the oscar bingo to open. the ballot opened fine but i'm getting an error with both bingo files. I need these for an event. Can they be emailed to me?

Jessica Jones said...

It works for me when I try to download them, but if you still can't get it, send me your email address, Erin.

Shannon Williams said...

Thank you for these! I can't wait to use them. My Oscar party is going to be epic.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I looked for new bingo cards a couple weeks ago and hadn't found any for 2012.

Anonymous said...

Love love love these...I've used your bingo cards for the past 2 years for my annual oscars viewing party...Thank you thank you thank you for these...

Anonymous said...

Thank you sooooooooo much! These look great! Everyone, have fun at your Oscar parties!!!

Anonymous said...

p.s. I also wanted to let you know I posted a link to your Blog on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences FB page.

Viva Bella said...

THIS IS FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU WIN FOR BEST OSCAR GAME EVER!!! :-)

Jessica Jones said...

I'm so humbled. Oh my goodness. I didn't think I would win, so I didn't prepare a speech. I would like to thank God, my agent, and my family. It's been an honor just to be nominated along with the other amazing games out there.

Sharon said...

These are awesome, thanks!

Maggie said...

Awesome!
I snagged these from you last year and had so much fun, I had to come back for more!
Thanks for creating these - they're great!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Jessica! Love that you made a 2nd set of bingo cards too - we will be more than 10 this year again, so we will use them!

Anonymous said...

Thank you thank you thank you! I used this last year, too, and it was such a hit. You are my best!

Beverly said...

These are fabulous-used them last year and it saved me hours of time trying to assemble a trivia game- everyone liked this better ! We used thm with teams at our party. Question-does anyone know best link to look up winners as they accumulate or right after ceremony ends? Keeping track reduces my drinking time!!

Jessica Jones said...

I know what you mean! Good question... there must be somewhere, right?

Suzanne said...

This is exactly what I was looking for! Thanks so much, Jessica!

Kat said...

These are fantastic, thank you!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks! We love to play Oscar bingo and I love that the items are current for 2012!

Denise in Lubbock said...

This will be fun - thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Just what I was looking for! Thank you for your time in developing the Bingo Cards. Bound to be a big hit at our party this year. Cheers!

Svetlana Bilenkina said...

Just posted it on my design blog (http://chic-type.com/blog/) with a link back to your site :) Can't wait to play!

memyselfandthem said...

<3 the oscarbingo, thnx

Anonymous said...

Thank you soooo much!! I used your bingo cards last year and they make the Oscars a lot more enjoyable, especially with the men folk!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for creating these cards again! I use them at my party every year, and they are a huge hit! :)

Anonymous said...

thank you so much you rock!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! We just happen to be doing an Oscar party at work... These are perfect! You are a wonder.

Walewska said...

Thanks a lot! Be sure we'll use them!

guccikiins said...

Thanks for doing these. Im having a party and I know these will be great fun.

Sharon M. Smith said...

Thank you so much for putting these together! We used them last year for our Oscars party and it was such a hit we are using them again this year. Thanks, again!

Damion said...

Ok, I have been searching for a week for a nice, clean Oscar ballot that isn't covered in advertising and websites and links...so thank you for that. But to stumble across this bonus game of Oscar Bingo?

Brilliant.

Seriously...thank you. This surprise little extra will just add to the fun of the evening!

Jessica Jones said...

You're welcome. Good luck!

mrs.craig said...

Thank you! We used these last year for our gathering, and am so excited to see you made them again and are offering them up! So generous of you and they're so lovely. Thank you xo

Marin said...

This is ssoo awesome! thank you for creating these, fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! This will be my first Oscar party and I'm excited to have your resources to make it a hit!

Anonymous said...

This was such a hit at our Oscar party last year. Thank you again.

Molly, Sweet Potato Shop said...

Amazing! I am going to share this on my blog -- love it!

Anonymous said...

Prepping for my 3rd annual Oscar Party with my Bunco group -thanks for the Oscar Bingo alternative! Love your designs.

Kellie said...

what fun! many thanks for sharing :)

Mira Dessy said...

Love this..what a great addition to my Oscars party Thank you!

Anonymous said...

The best set of Oscar Bingo cards...well done!

ANH Style said...

Thank you for sharing! These are too cute.

Anonymous said...

This is great! Thank you! While I was able to open and print the ballot I cannot open the bingo files. Bummer! ~ Susie

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this!

Kari said...

Thank you so much! We love throwing Oscar parties and this is the first year we are including BINGO!

Anonymous said...

THESE ARE SO AWESOME!!!!!! I only wish I had thought of this myself! (I am not above lying to my co-workers and saying that I did)

Jessica Jones said...

Feel free to take full credit :)

Susie, I'm not sure what the trouble would be. The bingo files are a little larger; maybe wait a little longer for your computer to download them?

Anonymous said...

Thank you sooooo much! :) Now I can say my Oscar party is complete! Thank you for being so generous and kind. :)

DebbyW said...

Thank you. You make my life so much eaiser! <3

erinkg said...

Thank you! I'm upgrading my party this year to include your bingo cards. I'm sure it will be a hit. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks a million! I noticed Oscars.org didn't have suggestions for 2012 parties so I started hunting for entertaining ideas.

Am so glad I found your site. I plan to visit frequently!

Daisy Sparks said...

Thank you for taking the time to create and share these. Just what I needed to add more fun for Oscar Sunday.

Shandon said...

Thanks for creating these yet again! I think this s the third year my friends and I have used your bingo cards, and they always make our party more fun!

Elaine Coronado said...

You are awesome! Thank-you for adding fun to my Oscar party! Now if you only baked Oscar cookies and cupcakes! Elaine

voteprogressive (aka francis) said...

this is amazing! tysm!!

Anonymous said...

This is so much fun! Thank you and congratulations on your name being mentioned in Woman's World. That is where I found your blog and your offer for the Oscar bingo. I'm invited to an Oscar party so I can't wait to add this nice touch. You are very sweet for your offering to the world!
Enjoy your evening,
Nancy

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I was looking everywhere for some good ones. Thank you so much!!

Anonymous said...

I would like to thank you very much for the printables !

melissa

Anonymous said...

Just shared it on my Facebook page :)

LOVE it!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Twinkle-Twinkle-Little-Party/234381409925372

Rymistri@la vie en fuchsia said...

Thanks!

Posted about the ballots; http://rymistri.blogspot.com/2012/02/fly-by-post-for-oscar-sunday-2012.html

Autumn said...

Awesomeness! Thanks!

Sarah said...

Hooray! There are only a few people coming over but this is sure to make our first ever Oscar party an annual occurrence. I just love How About Orange. Thank you for your generosity.

Anonymous said...

SO much fun THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

Kristin H. said...

This bingo is AMAZING!!! Thank you so so much! You are hilarious on these. Your blog is great as well.. you've definitely gained a loyal reader in me from here on out thank you again! :)

bperry042 said...

Thanks so much for these! They are awesome. Our family will have lots of fun with the bingo cards.

Anonymous said...

Planning on using these tonight! I love the Oscars, but these just add a great extra "oomph" to the night <3 Thank you for posting these =]

monique said...

Thank you so much for making these! As there wasn't any sports on tonight I convinced my family to play along with your bingo cards. Despite not having seen most of the films it was sooooo much fun. It was a real interactive family night. I hope you do this again for next year's Oscars's.

Anonymous said...

My friend and I played. We each had 5 cards. It was a blast! We were fascinated how you knew who the presenters were. Except Halle Berry, what happened with her?

Jessica Jones said...

Last night I heard she was supposed to present with Tom Hanks, but was a last-minute drop out. Something about a broken foot bothering her:

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/02/27/why-halle-berry-pulled-out-of-the-oscars/

Anonymous said...

Used both your BINGO cards and Ballots for our Oscar Party last night with my girlfriends and we had SO much fun with them - we were on the edge of our seats till the last winner - waiting for them to tell their kids to go to bed and for the dog to take the stage! Lots of laughs and fun! Thanks for doing this!! I hope you do it next year - because this worked out sooo well!! Thanks for sharing!

Jessica Jones said...

Yay! Glad you had a great time! And it's a tradition, so I'll definitely make more next year!

skyisblucreations said...

Great Oscars bingo cards! I printed out a batch of them for a party last night, and everyone had a ball checking of the particular moments indicated on the cards. We went for a full card bingo, to make the fun last all show long. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Just had to comment again to say this bingo totally made our party! We had about 15 people and I can't even tell you how awesome it was! The ones who wern't so interested in the actual awards loved it because it gave them something to root for during the show and keep everyone entertained and laughing the whole time. I just can't thank you enough :)

Jessica Jones said...

Excellent!

Valerie said...

Just wanted you to know we really enjoyed this last night. Thanks so much for giving it to us!

Carrie said...

Thank you for the Oscar ballots and bingo! We used them at our family Oscar party last night. So much fun. My Aunt was so happy that I sent the PDF's to her so she didn't have to track down some tacky ones! Yours are so professional and nicely done. How did you know there would be a dog on stage? Weird.

JoanieO said...

Hi Jessica,
Just wanted to let you know that we used the bingo cards all the way over here in Australia. LOVED IT!!
Thankyou so much for sharing it with us freely.
Joan

Jessica Jones said...

You're welcome!

Amber and Shaun said...

Hello! These ballots and bingo cards are great! I was wondering if you had some blank ones or an editable copy that I could use to make some for the 2013 Oscars. What a great idea to make them!!

Jessica Jones said...

Hi! I don't have blank templates, but I'll be making the 2013 version soon.

Carrie N. said...

What is a vcf file? I signed up for the list to get to get the 2013 version but all my mac seems to recognize is a contact card for our address book.

Jessica Jones said...

Hi Carrie,
That's just an address book file that Mail Chimp, my email service, automatically adds. I'll be sending out the email with the bingo files later today to everyone on the mailing list.

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