Sunday, March 19, 2006

Oscar Party

Allegra and I hosted an Oscar party in our new pad, complete with party games and themed menu. Games included your standard ballot, with prizes going to the top two with most winners picked. And Oscar Bingo, where each guest was given a blank Oscar grid in which to predict things that would happen on the award shows. Each empty square was filled in with things like "Winner will thank God," "Jack Nicholson will appear onstage in sunglasses" and "Jon Stewart will make a Jews in Hollywood joke." First three to shout "Oscar" got a prize.

But the thing Allegra and I were most proud of, where we thought we were the most clever, was with the menu. I typed up menu cards for each item:

  • “Revenge of The Fifth”

    Absolut, Malibu Rum
    Best Makeup Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
  • “Bread and Jam for Frances McDormand”

    Carr’s Crackers and Dickinson’s Preserves

    Best Supporting Actress: North Country

  • “Rachel (Hefe)Weisz(en)”

    Paulaner Hefeweizen

    Best Supporting Actress: The Constant Gardner

  • “Goblet of FireWhiskey”

    Jack Daniels

    Art Direction: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire

  • “Heath Ledger Bar”

    Heath Candy Bar

    Best Actor: Brokeback Mountain

  • “Baby BrokeBack Ribs”

    Baby Back Ribs

    Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Cinematography, Directing, Original Score, Screenplay (Adapted), Best Picture: Brokeback Mountain

  • “Munich Paulaner”

    Paulaner Oktoberfest

    Directing, Film Editing, Original Score, Screenplay (Adapted), Best Picture: Munich

  • “The Constant Gardner’s Salad”

    Strawberry Spinach Salad

    Best Supporting Actress, Screenplay (Adapted), Original Score, Film Editing: The Constant Gardner

  • “Willy Wonka Movie Candy”

    Nerds, Runts, Everlasting Gobstobber

    Costume Design: Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

  • “Reese Witherspoon PB Pie”

    Reese’s Peanut Buttercup Cheesecake

    Best Actress: Walk the Line

  • “North Country Hot Dish”

    Hash Brown Casserole

    Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress: North Country

  • “Walk the Lime Chicken Skewers”

    Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken Skewers

    Best Actor, Best Actress, Costume Design, Film Editing: Walk The Line

  • “March of the Penguin Strips”

    Cap’n Crunch Chicken Strips

    Documentary Feature: March of the Penguins

  • “Wallace and Gromit’s Giant Vegetable Competition Sampler”

    Carrot/Celery Sticks & Dip

    Animated Feature: Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of The Were-Rabbit

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