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Throw your own Academy Awards partys

Summit Countys known for its spontaneity, so if you feel like throwing together a bash at the last minute, here are some ideas:* Host a Red Carpet Party everything should be red; red flowers, red cocktails, red tablecloth, red candles, red invitations, even ask guests to wear something red. * Match your theme to a best picture nominated film; for a Sideways party pair wine tasting with hip food; for a Million Dollar Baby party serve beer and burgers; for an Aviator party serve martinis, caviar and Foie Gras.* Throw a vintage Academy Award party, choosing a favorite year of past Oscar nominees and invite guests to come dressed as one of them. Tailor the food and drinks to reflect that time period.* Have an Oscar Pajama Party its about as casual as you can get, order in takeout food or serve comfort food and lots of champagne.* Host a black and white Oscar Party have everyone dress in black and white, decorate in black and white, even dress as a star from the days of black and white films.* Throw a Black Tie Oscar bash this will instantly give you guests the feeling of an extravagant Hollywood party. * Go to your local video store and ask for any old movie posters (they usually throw them away), and hang them all over your house.* Play movie music in the background for arrivals, take pictures of guests when the arrive with a flash to give the real feeling of paparazzi; you can even set out a long piece of red felt to act as a red carpet (just make sure you stake it into the ground on either side so the stars dont trip). * Go to and copy printable ballots; give each guest a ballot to fill out when they arrive.* Get a movie magazine or vintage film book and fill all your picture frames temporarily with photographs of Movie stars.n Write favorite movie quotes on cocktail napkins with gold metallic pens.* For dessert, set out Twizzlers, Milk Duds, Good & Plentys and Rasinets. Let guests help themselves to the concession stand.* Treat your guests to the best part of any awards night the gift bag. Here are some suggestions: microwave popcorn, gift certificates to the movie theater or video store, sunglasses, homemade cookies in the shape of a star, sample perfumes or lotions, small picture frame, homemade CD of favorite movie music, a disposable camera or boxes of theater candy. From lifestyle guru Libby Langdons website at

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