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This Is How Palos Verdes Watches the Oscars

Where will you watch the Oscars? Are you throwing a party with friends? Getting comfy in pajamas and takeout? Or is it just another night for you?

The 85th Academy Awards show is Sunday, and with it comes the recognition of movies that have run us through the gamut of history, emotion and imagination.

How do you watch the Oscars? Patch wants to highlight Academy Awards party traditions in Palos Verdes. Share your Oscars-watching routine in the comments. Bonus points if you have a photo to share of past celebrations.

Mar'sel at Terranea Resort will be hosting its own Oscar party—complete with a special menu—Sunday night. Starting at 4 p.m., try some Frankenweenie "re-animated sausage" or Argo "Hollywood meets Iran" appetizers; Django Unchained "bounty hunter lamb rack" for the main course; and Life of Pi apple pie or Zero Dark Thirty "zero dark chocolate" cake. Guests can also toast their favorite movies with concoctions like a 007 Vespers Martini in honor of Skyfall or a Wreck It Ralph wallbanger.

Hosting an Oscar party of your own? Here are some fun tips. And the nominees are:

  • The Huffington Post offers 10 free printables for your party. Print an awards ballot and test your Hollywood savvy against your friends’.
  • Whether you gather around the TV with your glasses of wine or leave it on for background noise, the Academy Awards show is a great excuse to drink— the celebrities are certainly imbibing. Make the awards more fun with an Oscar party drinking game.
  • If you need a few snacks for your shindig, the Hollywood Reporter offers four easy Oscar party recipes for brown butter popcorn, sriracha lime popcorn, Champagne cocktails and homemade ice cream sandwiches.
  • You don’t have to be famous to join this celebrity-clad event. Buy disposable cameras and scatter them around your place. Requiring your guests come dressed in their red carpet best can make for Oscar-appropriate images. If you really want to go overboard, you can take Vanity Fair’s lead and rent a photo booth like it does for its Oscar party each year.

Visit the Academy Awards website for a list of all nominees in each of the 24 categories.

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