And the Oscar Goes to.....

You! For taking the time to check out this post - congrats!!

If you’re a movie buff, such as myself, awards season may be those events you look forward to every year to see who the big winners are from the years most recognized films. Let’s not forget about the red carpet and all the gorgeous looks!

Though I’m always up for a viewing party, this year was a little more exciting for many reasons. The representation throughout the films nominated has been like no other and feel last year was a great year for so many films. I found myself going to movies more times than I have in past years.

So thinking about throwing a last minute get together and watch it all happen? Here are some simple, easy -to - whip up ideas to host the perfect, intimate Oscar’s viewing party!

Get your Freddie on with some Pearhemian Rhapsody aka any pear drink of your liking.

Get your Freddie on with some Pearhemian Rhapsody aka any pear drink of your liking.

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Can you tell I love a good pun?

Can you tell I love a good pun?

Stick to easy hors d’ oeuvres; whether cheese & meat tray or easy- to - assemble bites like these butter croutons with eggplants hummus & Mediterranean olives.

Stick to easy hors d’ oeuvres; whether cheese & meat tray or easy- to - assemble bites like these butter croutons with eggplants hummus & Mediterranean olives.

Can’t forget about the true stars of the show - the sweets!

Can’t forget about the true stars of the show - the sweets!

 

The Oscar’s are long, so make sure to take frequent leg & food/drink breaks! Even Bowie knows what’s up.

 
Don’t forget to have your ballot to cast your votes who’ll win each category and/or who you’re rooting for!

Don’t forget to have your ballot to cast your votes who’ll win each category and/or who you’re rooting for!

Need your own ballots? I created these with the main categories of the evening. Print them out and enjoy!

Add a fun garland to add some flair to the viewing area. Also can’t go wrong with flowers throughout your home!

Add a fun garland to add some flair to the viewing area. Also can’t go wrong with flowers throughout your home!

 

And there you have it! Some easy ideas if you’re still wanting to throw a last minute viewing party.

I’m personally rooting for Rami Malek to win Best Actor for an incredible performance in Bohemian Rhapsody, Roma for all the categories including Yalitza Aparicio for Best Actress & Alfonso Cuaron for Best Director - such a great movie! Of course “Shallow” for Best Song - gives me chills every time.

Let me know what you have planned and who your favorite contenders are for this year!

- J

The Most Dramatic Rose Ceremony....

EVER!!!

If you're anything like me, one of your guiltiest of pleasures is trash TV and The Bachelor franchise is no exception.

Bachelor/Bachelorette world let's us follow along a dude or girl date over 20 people in less than two months to see who they'll spend the rest of their life with....or really the next few months doing interviews. 

It's also a chance to see who can get far enough in the competition to get a social media career promoting hair gummies or a Fab Fit Fun subscription. 

We're here for it!

The 3 hour season finale is this Monday, March 5th followed by an after the rose special on Tuesday, March 6th - which promises to bring many surprises and dramatic moments we won't want to miss. 

(Bet you heard that last line in Chris Harrison's voice)

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Bachelor viewing party is a must at Casa Straubinger and for the two day, long houred episodes a light yet fulfilling munchie is key, like popcorn! The clear popcorn containers are super affordable and perfect for movie nights. These particular ones are from Party City.

Stay hydrated with some rose lemonade, very fitting for the Bachelor theme - my favorite one is the Belvoir Elderflower & Rose Lemonade. 

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Create your own Bachelor Bouquet Arie style with these checkered flags I created. Add a slim wooden stick (kabob sticks work perfectly) and root on your favorite gal!

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Click on the image and print. Or if you want to adjust the sizing copy image to Word document.

 

Truth be told Sienne was my absolute favorite - I was such a fan! But since she left a while back, I'm rooting for Becca even though I'm pretty sure it'll be Lauren who'll win ;-)

The race for Arie's heart is underway! Are you #TeamBecca or #TeamLauren?! 

See you at the finish line! 

 

xoxo

- J