And the Winner Is…

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That’s right folks, it’s awards season in Hollywood!  The Academy Awards are one of Hollywood’s biggest events and this year is no exception!  With 10 Best Picture nominees leading the way in grandeur, the 2011 Acadamy Awards promise to be the biggest and best Oscars to date…it’s an event you definitely don’t want to miss, so invite over your entourage on Sunday February 27, 2011 and throw the 2nd biggest bash in Hollywood.  Here are some tips to make it a star-studded event!

Cocktails: Of course, no party is complete without a themed cocktail!  This recipe for the Red Carpet cocktail is absolutely perfect for any and all Oscar parties.  It is even good enough to serve AT the actual event!  That’s right, this specialty drink was created for the Academy Awards by Patron and was served to the stars at the Pre-show reception and the Governor’s Ball following the ceremony.  If it’s good enough for the stars it’s good enough for you!

 Ingredients:

  • 11/2 oz Patrón Silver Tequila
  • 1/2 ounce Patrón Citrónge Orange Liqueur
  • fresh raspberry juice
  • dash organic cranberry juice
  • fresh lime juice
  • gold sugar rim
  • orange wedge dipped in gold sugar for garnish

Preparation:

  1. Wet the rim of a cocktail glass using an orange or lime wedge.
  2. Rim the wet with gold sugar, shake off excess sugar and set aside
  3. Pour the liquid ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  4. Shake well.
  5. Strain into the prepared cocktail glass.
  6. Garnish with an orange wedge dipped in gold sugar.

To learn more about this cocktail you can visit this website!: http://cocktails.about.com/od/tequilarecipes/r/red_carpet.htm

 Guess the Winners!: Who doesn’t love to make a little wager here and there?  You can print out your very own ballot with each category and nominee just by clicking on this link! Each guest gets their own ballot and picks their winners before the ceremony starts.  Then everyone keeps track of the winners as you are watching the show.  At the end of the night, total up how many categories each person guessed correctly.  The person with the most correct categories wins!

 Costume contest: Just because you can’t actually attend the Academy awards doesn’t mean you can’t dress like you’re attending!  Dig out your old prom dress or hit up a local thrift store to find a formal dress or tux and dress like your favorite celeb!  Or, have your friends come dressed as a character from one of this years nominated movies!  If your character or celebrity wins you can always hit the mute button and give an acceptance speech of your own.

Here are some of last year’s best dressed Oscar attendees if you need a little inspiration!

 Decorations: Do you live at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood?  You don’t?  Well neither do we but that doesn’t mean you can’t deck out your pad to be just as glitzy and glamorous as Tinseltown itself!  Check out the following link for a ton of decorating ideas and special red carpet decorations!   

Happy Red Carpeting!!!

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