There is a guy at my work who loves movies and every year he has an Oscar Party. He lives in a small apartment so for the last three years I have offered up my house for the event. It is a lot of fun and I am always looking for new ideas to liven up the party. Do you have any to share?
We like to feature food from each of the years Best Picture nominees. This year those films are: The Departed, Little Miss Sunshine, The Queen, Babel and Letters From Iwo Jima. Ideas might include: scones and tea for Queen, Japanese favorites for Iwo Jima, KFC, waffles and chocolate ice cream for Sunshine, international favorites for Babel and maybe some diner type food for Departed. It's always a trick to fit food to the movies. Last year for Brokeback Mountain we had beans!
My friend watches all the past winners every year, if you can believe that! Each year he puts together quotes from each of the best picture winners and invites us to name the film and the actor who said it. There are prizes for the winners that include DVDs and theater tickets. Those quotes are quite challenging!
My husband started a new contest last year that involves music from the movies. He puts together about 20 songs on a disk and the person who can come up with the most correct answers wins. Our prizes include gift cards to Best Buy, gift cards to movie theaters and a baked good from me. (I make cakes for all my co-workers birthdays.)
We also have an Oscar poll to predict the winners. Everyone throws in $1 and the winner gets the money. The loser gets the worst DVD of the year as posted at the Razzies the night before.
Our Oscar parties have become the talk of our work place and all look forward to it each year. I am interested in how you all celebrate the Oscars. Let's hear them! Oh, can I use your suggestions? I'll give you credit. And if anyone can suggest some food to go along with this years Best Picture nominees, I would greatly appreciate it!