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Oscars Party Ideas

Oscars Party Ideas

Invited a bunch of people over for the Academy Awards but only have some paper plates, half a stale carrot and black balloons leftover from your grandpa’s wake? Don’t worry. As long as you’ve got the flat screen and the martinis, they will come – but if you really want to show off, here are some tips for throwing an Oscars party they’ll be talking about for weeks to come.

For food, serve popcorn in vintage red and white bags, which you can order here. You could also serve classic movie theatre fare like Goobers, Raisinets, Milk Duds and ice cream sandwiches. Decorate your home with black and gold balloons and run a red carpet from your front door to your living room.

Have Oscar ballots at the door when guests arrive. People love a little competition, so it will help to have a fake Oscar statue on-hand for whoever guesses the most wins correctly. The winner will also be required to make an acceptance speech and the best way to ensure that winner is inclined to speak is to be sure the night is well-lubricated with some quality cocktails. Did we just recommend drinking alcohol? Damn straight we did. Just don’t drink and drive, kids.

Speaking of drinking, here are a few cocktail suggestions that add will add a certain je ne sais quoi to the evening. Perhaps some film-flavored drinks can help set the mood. As people enter and choose their picks for Best Picture, they can be handed the appropriate drink. Here are few suggestions:

  • Avatar (odds to win – 19/20)
    Blue Angel: 1/2 oz. blue curaçao, 1/2 oz. Brandy, 1/2 oz. Cream, 1/2 oz. crème de violette and a1/2 oz. lemon juice. Blend everything together with ice in a shaker or blender and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • The Blind Side (odds to win –  50/1)
    Sidecar: 3/4 oz. brandy or Cognac, 3/4 oz. Cointreau and a 1/2 oz. lemon or lime juice. Combine all ingredients with ice in a shaker or blender and then strain into a cocktail glass.
  • Up in the Air (odds to win – 33/1)
    Air Mail: 3/4 oz. lime juice,1 1/2 oz. gold rum, 1 tsp. Honey and topped up with champagne. Shake all ingredients and pour into a highball glass. Top it up off with the bubbly.
  • Hurt Locker (odds to win – 4/5)
    A shot of cheap tequila: 1 oz. of Cuervo Gold. No salt or lime. Drink the shot of Cuervo and learn a new definition of “hurt.”
  • Precious (odds to win – 40/1)  
    Precious Martini: turns out this is a stripper, not a drink. Enjoy!

And since betting tends to make things more interesting, keep the Sports Interaction betting page open and place some Oscar bets before it starts. You’ll quickly realize that when you’re economically invested in an event like the Oscars, the excitement factor gets cranked up a few notches.

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