Friday, February 3, 2012

Amy's Old School Tips And the Oscar Goes To....

There is a tender place of my heart devoted to period films. I love a good movie that takes me to a different era, one that hits the nail on the head with story, costumes and set design! There are some fabulous period movies up for the 84th Academy Awards on February 26th! Including:
Best Movie
"The Artist"
"The Help"
"War Horse"

"The Tree of Life"
Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"
Gary Oldman, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
Best Actress
Glenn Close, "Albert Nobbs"
Viola Davis, "The Help"
Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"
Michelle Williams, "My Week With Marilyn"
Best Director
Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris"
Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"
Terrence Malick, "The Tree of Life"
Alexander Payne, "The Descendants"
Martin Scorsese, "Hugo"

The list obviously goes on and you can see it entirely here

Get a taste of the Red Carpet by having an Oscar Party! Send everyone an invitation that looks like an awards envelope! As guests arrive take photos of them on a  "red carpet" (get a piece of red fabric or purchase a scrap piece of carpet and spray paint it red!) Post the photos on Face Book or a blog after the party! You can get some amazing party dresses from the VMTeam and this gives you an opportunity to wear them!

Petra Size 10 Black Sequin Evening Gown
Lilli DIAMOND Black Velvet and LACE Formal Frock
Honeysuckle Pink Chiffon Evening Gown
40s vintage pink peplum formal dress

The Vintage Market Team on Etsy can serve as a time machine for you of era's gone by. There are some fabulous movie posters, projectors and cameras that could would be fun to integrate into your decor. Cameras look so cool on a bookshelf and movie posters can be a great statement graphically on a wall! 

Whip up some quick and easy vintage finger foods served in funky trays! Lay out fun star related books or images, decorate with posters to set the mood! Create an Oscar game and have everyone mark down their winner predictions and give the person who has the most correct an Oscar related prize!

Vintage Meals In Minutes Cookbook - Better Homes and Gardens
70s Autumn Green Orange Ceramic Glazed Serving Tray
Napkins Retro MCM Eames
A Producer's Complete GuideBook to the Stars Homes

There are some fabulous blogs, handmade items on Etsy and other party ideas online! Just do a search for DIY Oscar Party

Do you have a favorite film nominated for an award? What do you think the best picture, actor, actress, director will be? Are you planning a party, if so what are you party plans? Leave me your comments, I love hearing from you!


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