Oscar Party?

Have you ever been to one or hosted one? I was invited to one by a friend last year but was in that awful, first trimester, so tired and nauseous that I could hardly get through the day. The thought of trying to get dressed fancy and go to a party was too much! BUT, I really wished that I had gone and it sounded like an amazing party! She even did the red carpet leading up to her entry with “paparazzi” to take your picture while you struck a pose.

Since the Oscars are coming up this Sunday, February 27th (8/5P) on ABC, I thought it would be fun to brainstorm about throwing your own Oscar party!

First, have you seen all the movies that are up for a nomination? You can go here to get the complete list. And see how many of the movies you can see between now and Sunday – ready, go!

Now, we just need to figure out decorations, drinks, food and any additional entertainment!

Decorations: I talked about the “red carpet”, which you can use a plastic red tablecloth and then maybe some gold stars along the “carpet” or hanging from above.  If you have a friend to photograph that will definitely set the mood.

The Oscars website has a great resource from what to serve to how to engage your party goers, think that the Oscar ballots are a must!

Movie-themed foods:
Black Swan: to be a touch ironic – Marble Cake
Inception: Three Kings Cake – your choice of what to “hide inside”
The King’s Speech: Bangers & Mash
The Social Network: Mini-pizzas
Winter’s Bone: Squirrel “chicken” wings

Here is a great resource for all things Oscar party!

Let us know if you host/go to an Oscar party and let us know your favorite part!

2.22.11: Oscar Party?

Have you ever been to one or hosted one? I was invited to one by a friend last year but was in that awful, first trimester, so tired and nauseous that I could hardly get through the day. The thought of trying to get dressed fancy and go to a party was too much! BUT, I really wished that I had gone and it sounded like an amazing party! She even did the red carpet leading up to her entry with “paparazzi” to take your picture while you struck a pose.

Since the Oscars are coming up this Sunday, February 27th (8/5P) on ABC, I thought it would be fun to brainstorm about throwing your own Oscar party!

First, have you seen all the movies that are up for a nomination? You can go here to get the complete list. And see how many of the movies you can see between now and Sunday – ready, go!

Now, we just need to figure out decorations, drinks, food and any additional entertainment!

Decorations: I talked about the “red carpet”, which you can use a plastic red tablecloth and then maybe some gold stars along the “carpet” or hanging from above. If you have a friend to photograph that will definitely set the mood.

The Oscars website has a great resource from what to serve to how to engage your party goers, think that the Oscar ballots are a must!

Movie-themed foods:

Black Swan: to be a touch ironic – Marble Cake
Inception: Three Kings Cake – your choice of what to “hide inside”

The King’s Speech: Bangers & Mash

The Social Network: Mini-pizzas

Winter’s Bone: Squirrel “chicken” wings

Here is a great resource for all things Oscar party!

Let us know if you host/go to an Oscar party and let us know your favorite part!

The opinions expressed by the Bébé au Lait Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of Bebe au Lait or any employee thereof. Bébé au Lait is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the Bébé au Lait Bloggers.

Award Season is here!

It’s that time of year again! The award season has kicked off to a great start with the Golden Globes. We loved seeing a radiant Natalie Portman, stylish Rachel Zoe and beaming Jane Krakowski It is great to see celebrities proudly showing their baby bump while still looking like a million bucks…oh to be a celebrity!

You know what else is great about the award shows? Well, for the celebrities. The great swag that they all receive for attending the show, there are reports that each bag was worth $85,000 last year!!! Unfortunately, we can’t offer that but read through this posting and you might be in for a chance at a little swag yourself.

It certainly has been the year of the baby boom. It seems every day there is a new baby bump sighting – hard to keep up with all of it.  Just this week we are awaiting the birth of Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem’s bundle and next week Christina Applegate is due…stay tuned!

Today they are announcing the Oscar nominations…word on the street is Natalie Portman will be nominated for Black Swan. How fun if a pregnant mama won, we are keeping our fingers crossed for her! For some, the Oscars are comparable to the Superbowl – do you have your party planned yet? Where else can you find all the celebrities, the best movies of the year and fashion, fashion, fashion! Mark your calendars, the Oscars are going to be airing Sunday February 27th

And with all this talk of awards and nominations it got us thinking about the Cribsie Awards, which is going on now! The Cribsies are like the Oscars of parenting! It gives moms and caretakers the unique opportunity to “nominate” all the fantastic products, services and gear that you can’t live without. With all that being said, we would love it if you nominate any of your favorite Bebe au Lait products! And all you have to do is go to Cribsieawards.com and fill out the simple form. AND, if you do nominate us for a Cribsie, come back to this blog and comment which product you nominated us for! We’ll choose one winner and you will receive that product!  Nominations for the Cribsies end February 4th!

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World Breastfeeding Week 2010

Every August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month, and the first week of the month is World Breastfeeding Week (WBW). Sponsored by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (aka WABA), the goal is to bring attention to the issue of breastfeeding on a global scale and promote the benefits of it while providing encouragement to nursing mothers and those that support them. Every year, WABA selects a theme for WBW, and states the objectives of this theme.

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Happy New Year! or Godt NytÅr!

Fireworks over Copenhagen

The sky was crisp and clear in Copenhagen last night and the moon was as full as could be. At 12 o’clock the tradition is to go out into the streets and celebrate the beginning of a new year with fireworks. If you take fireworks as a measurement of a Country’s economy; Denmark is not in crisis. They went on for over an hour and were absolutely all around us. This was the first year that our girls managed to stay awake and see the New Year in with us, so it was a special night.

This picture was taken with my iphone, so its not the best, but you get the general idea. Moon, fireworks…the only thing missing was the sound of teeth chattering, at -8 degrees celcius…it was a little colder than our usual Californian climate!

We hope you enjoyed your New Year celebrations. May it be a very special year for you and your loved ones!

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