If you know anything about me, you know that I love any reason to throw a theme party and celebrate! The Academy Awards, broadcasting live this Sunday, are no exception.
I adore award ceremonies. I love judging and ogling the gowns on the red carpet, hearing award speeches, tearing up at montage series, and rooting for my favorite stars and films – all while toasting with some champagne.
For the past few years a group of my friends has gathered for a Oscar Party complete with themed food, drinks, trivia, and prizes.
This year I decided to add Red Carpet Bingo!
It works like this:
Gather your friends around the TV to view the fun of the Red Carpet prior to the awards ceremony.
Each participant gets their own board (I’ve created 8, download and print your them below!).
Every time something occurs on the red carpet that coordinates with a spot on their card they get to put an X through that spot.
First person to get 5 spots in a row wins!
If you have a smaller group you can keep playing, just hand out new cards.
Next up, Trivia!
The trivia game is a fun way to test your knowledge on the history of the Oscars. Since I’m such a huge nerd, I love researching these questions. How much do YOU know about the history of the Academy Awards?
Here are some sample questions off of my 2014 Trivia Quiz (download it below!)
What year were the Academy Awards first televised?
Today the Oscar statue is made of britannium. The outside is gold-plated. But, during the war yeas, what was the Oscar made of? Wood, Tin, Brass, or Plaster?
When Vivien Leigh made “Gone With the Wind” she was paid $15,000. In 1993, her Oscar for Best Actress was auctioned off for how much? $150,000, $275,000, $400,000 or $500,000?
It’s a fun way to learn some fun new facts and have a little competition!
Finally, it’s time to vote!!
Prior to the start of the ceremony, give everyone a 2014 Oscar Ballot and have them vote for who they believe is going to win for each of the major categories.
At then end of the night, tally up how many correct wins each person had. The one with the most correct wins receives the biggest prize of the evening! (acceptance speech not required).
Will you join in on the fun?
I’ve included links below for you to download my 2014 Oscar red carpet bingo, trivia questions (and answers), and 2014 Oscar Ballot.
What stars and movies are you going to be rooting for?
Click to open a PDF versions of my bingo cards, trivia questions and answers, and ballot. (links will lead you to a new window in which you will be able to click and download the PDF)