Oscar Party as seen on Windy City Live – free Oscar printables

Oscar Party as seen on Windy City Live - free Oscar printables

Oscar – Oscar – Oscar – who will win?

We are officially less than one week away, so we called our friend
celebrity party planner Debi Lilly (as you know she threw Oprah Winfrey’s
Oscar celebration for Forest Whitaker when he won his first Oscar a few
years ago).

You know me – I love a good theme – and pulling it into everything you do
from decor to drinks to delicious bites.

For Forest Whitaker’s party in California, we set the stage with gold – the
color of Oscar himself.

This is so easy to do at home, following our 4 red carpet ready stylist

*Stylist secret 1 – *

Gild you table in gold – in less than a minute.

Metallic is the new black – a huge trend on the runway last week at NY
Fashion Week – and your table goes gorgeous with golden Oscar linen.

You can rent this in minutes from bbjlinen.com.

*Stylist secret 2 – *

DIY do it yourself gilded vases.

Dress up your plain glass vases in two steps: 1. spray glue and 2. gold
leaf paper – one of my favorite DIYs right from my book A Perfect Event.
In minutes – glam vases you can use over and over again and again, year

And the Oscar goes to…you!

Within minutes you can hand out your own statues, or accent your florals
and table with our free download Oscar statues at http://www.debililly.com/dev – just
click, print, cut and set ontop florals.

The gilded age has never been bigger than oscar night – and another big
design trend movies out this year like Great Gatsby – everything old is new
again. Another favorite DIY right from our book, is to layer gold chargers
and trays with vases, collections of votive candles, and scattered rose
petals. And best of all – you can rent these as well from bbjlinen.com.

*Stylist secret 3 – *

Set a Best Picture Tasting Bar, pairing small plates and sips from favorite

Best of all, these are all grocery to gorgeous – making it fast and easy
for party prep. And, we have designed mini movie posters for you to print
and display at each “station”.

Guests absolutely love to taste and see something new – making an
interactive Tasting Bar the perfect savory and sweet dinner station.
Everything is fork friendly and easy to serve up in large batches for


A middle eastern menu is premade, waiting for you right in the grocery

Shish Kabobs and Falafel-abobs with dipping sauces, served in Radicchio
cups, with Biryani and Balela , Baklava bites, paired with Mint Tea
Bourbons in Moroccan Teacups.


Our good ol’ US of A menu is a crowd favorite.

Roast Beef Bites with Pickles, Mini Chicken Pot Pies, Chocolate Covered
Potato Chips and Popcorn, Apple Hand Pies, Mini Berry Cobblers, paired with
DC Donkeys (an all American spin on my favorite Moscow Mule, with Effen
Cucumber, Ginger Beer, Mint, Limeade)

Les Miserables:

My favorite movie – and food – bien sur!

Petite French Cheese Board with honeys, tiny Inna Jams from A Perfect
Event, charcuterie, mustards.

Mini Croque Monsieur with Soupe Tomate (so easy to heat and eat), paired
with Champagne with a splash of Domaine de Canton, a ginger liquor.

Savory Profiterole and Patisserie to include petite gateau and macarons –
again right from the freezer aisle and oh so pretty.

Pair with Champagne, Rose Champagne, and St. Germain for the perfect easy
to serve french sip.

*Stylist Secret 4- *

To keep guests busy – play our Oscar Bingo – we’ve designed it – all you do
is download – spotting celebs, awards, films, the red carpet pre-game, and
so much more!

For free Oscar printables go to http://www.debililly.com/dev, under downloads, on left
hand side of screen.

To watch the segment online, go to:



1 pkg all natural Turkey Meatballs
1 pkg skewers
1 head Radicchio
1 pkg frozen Biryani rice

Heat meatballs according to instructions, then skewer.
Heat Biryani according to instructions, then fill Radicchio leaves.
Place shishkabobs ontop rice.


I pkg frozen mini Falafel
1 pkg fresh cherry tomato
1 pkg skewers
1 head Endive
1 pkg Balela, middle eastern garbanzo bean salad

Heat Falafel according to instructions, then skewer with cherry tomato.
Fill Endive leaves with bean salad.
Place Falafel-kabobs ontop salad.

Mint Tea Bourbons

Brew mint tea, pour into teacups. Add a splash of Bourbon and fresh mint
leaves for garnish.

Note: premake into pitchers, so guests can fill themselves at the bar
during the party.

DC Donkeys

Mix equal parts Effen Cucumber, Limeade, Ginger Beer. Pour into glasses
filled with ice. Garnish with cucumber slice and fresh mint.

Note: premake into pitchers, so guests can fill themselves at the bar
during the party.

Debi Lilly

Chief Eventeur
A Perfect Event
3050 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

T 773.244.9333
F 773.404.2112

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1 Comment on Oscar Party as seen on Windy City Live – free Oscar printables

  1. Jan
    February 23, 2013 at 9:00 am (5 years ago)

    Love the ideas, but can’t get the Oscar Bingo.


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