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how to host a fabulous Oscar party without a lot of fuss
by Carolyn Jones | 1 2 3
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For every 1/4 cup popcorn
Pop the popcorn in a microwave, using a brown paper bag. Let cool until the steam dissipates. Add oil and lemon juice to popcorn, and shake vigorously. Mix cayenne and yeast together. Add to bag and shake again.
Spoon sorbet into small, pretty bowls. Top with champagne. Enjoy. This is also great with raspberry sorbet.
and fabulous prizes
At my Oscar party, I offer prizes to the guests who are the most, and least, accurate in their predictions. A winning prize should include something sweet, something salty, and something cinematic. Wrap up some movie-theater candy, a couple of microwave popcorn packets and a DVD. You can pick up used DVDs inexpensively at most movie rental, video games, and electronics stores. You might also give a copy of the year's Academy Awards Poster to the winner.
For the least accurate award, my old standby is to give the loser a really awful movie. I try to find a copy of the worst movie of the last year, or go with a "so bad it's almost good" standby like Plan 9 from Outer Space.
With these Oscar party tips, you can have a memorable and fun party that may even become a tradition among you and your friends.
been cooking and writing since the fourth grade, and her favorite meal
has been spinach cheese pie as long as she can remember. After a brief
stint with Chemistry, she came to her senses and is now writing for a
living. She lives with an extremely patient fiancé in Lansing Michigan,
and credits him and her friend D'Arcy for much of her sanity.
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