What to Celebrate this Week: The Oscars!

by Stefanie on March 7, 2010

When: March 7

This weekend host your own star-studded event with help from PartyLand!

DECORATE:
Use silver and gold star cutouts, black, gold and silver table covers and napkins. Sprinkle your table with star shaped confetti. Use black, plastic top hats for centerpieces or snack bowls. And don’t forget the red carpet lined with life-size cutouts of Hollywood’s hottest stars to welcome your guests!

GAME:
Hand out ballots before the ceremony begins and tally the scores at the end – give out awards for the most and least correct picks!

FOOD:
Rent PartyLand’s theatre popcorn popper for a sensational snack and aroma at your party!

CLOTHING:
Make everyone a star as they arrive with feather boas, glamorous star-shaped sunglasses, gloves, hats and jewelry from PartyLand!

OSCAR HISTORY:
A lot has changed since the first ceremony took place in 1929. Only 270 people attended and tickets were just $5! That first year, the award recipients were announced to the public three months before the ceremony. For the next decade the results were given in advance to newspapers so they could be published after the awards. But in 1940 the LA Times ignored the restriction and announced the winners just before the event. As a result, the Academy adopted the sealed-envelope system that remains today.

1953: The Academy Awards were first televised.

1966: First Oscar broadcast in color.

2002: First held at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, which is still their home today.

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