The 2017 Oscars are almost here and I am so excited! It’s such a fun glamorous event, plus an excuse to celebrate. Who can believe we are celebrating the 89th annual? Also, one of my TV boyfriends, Jimmy Kimmel, is hosting so we all know that’s going to be a fun time.
Growing up I didn’t watch too much television (we weren’t allowed cable) but movies were an entirely different story. I fondly remember curling up in my parents’ bed, watching movie after movie. I love love LOVE movies.
Oscars 2017 Movie Predictions
I can’t wait to see the Oscar winners for 2017. I haven’t gotten to see as many of the nominated movies as I would have liked, but I have seen a handful and have been very impressed. While there were plenty of incredible (and very sad) ones, overall, La La Land remains top of mind. La La Land was one of those movies you continue to think about for days after you’ve seen it. I won’t give anything away, but… the end…!!! And if you weren’t already in love with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, you will be approximately one second into the movie.
The Arrival was also one of those special movies. It was a little strange, but very, very touching, especially with everything going on in the world today. Both Arrival and La La Land were very very different, yet there were overall similarities. I pondered how they both so beautifully showed the complexities of humans (and aliens) and how important it is to love one another. You never know where your life may take you, but be sure to love greatly and appreciate all of those moments with your loved ones. Okay…so into the fun stuff.
Hosting a 2017 Oscars Celebration Party
I feel everyone should have a special party for the Oscars. Even if “party” means a lot of pizza, wine, and friends.
Rules to having a memorable evening:
- 1. Don’t dare miss the Red Carpet beforehand, that’s one of the funnest parts! I can’t wait to see which ladies bring it!
- 2.Cast votes into which movie will win the most awards, and which actor/actresses will win the most.
- 3. Have a naughty treat, be it champagne or brownies. Or both 😉
- 4. Enjoy your loved ones and laugh the night away! Relax, you’re not the one in the limelight.
The talented Eden from Sugar and Charm created a beautiful Oscar ballot. I encourage you to print and fill out before the evening begins! Invite your friends over and compete, it’s like a bracket, except way more fun. Winner gets a glass of champagne?
While you don’t need to go crazy for your Oscars Party, if you do feel like stepping it up, below are some delicious drinks that I’d recommend making to liven up the party.
Drinks to Recreate for Your 2017 Oscars Party:
These drink vibes are really all over the place but all of these recipes sounded wonderful for an Oscars party, and will change dependent on your party vibe. I mean, what can go wrong mixing tequila, champagne, and wine 😉
Favorite Past Quotes from Oscar Winners
“When I look at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.” – Lupita Nyong’o
“For anybody who’s on the down side of advantage and relying purely on courage, it’s possible.” – Russell Crowe
“I don’t know what I did in this life to deserve this. I’m just a girl from a trailer park who had a dream.” – Hilary Swank
“This is the one night I wish I smoked and drank.” – Grace Kelley
“I want to thank everybody I’ve ever met in my entire life.” – Kim Basinger
“Most of all, I want to thank my father, up there, the man who when I said I wanted to be an actor, he said, ‘Wonderful. Just have a back-up profession like welding.'” – Robin Williams
Who are you most excited to see on the red carpet? Do you have an Oscars party?