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Oscar Drinking Game


The Oscars are this Sunday. I know there are many people that delight in the glamour, the splendor and the honor that winning an award brings to the actors, actresses, directors and producers in the movie business.

But I hope you all know me well enough to know that what I’m looking forward to is the opportunity to drink cocktails, eat fattening food and snark on the whole ridiculous charade of the event. What better way to do that than with a drinking game? And let’s all make sure to drunk-tweet using #oscarsnark.

You can choose some of these options or all of them (make sure you don’t have to go into work the next day). You can make bingo cards with the various choices. I’ve made sure to list some tasty snacks to help you soak up the booze.

The Classic Negroni from The Boys Club
Red Carpet from Creative Culinary
Pear & rosemary martini from Hedonia
French Quarter 75 from A Healthy Life for Me
Red Grapefruit & Rosemary Brown Derby from When Harry Met Salad
Kiss of Light Margarita from Magnolia Days
Tommy Gun from Married With Dinner

Savory Bites:
Fig, Walnut, & Maple Crostini from Cooking with Books
Mascarpone and Crab Stuffed Mushrooms from My Kitchen Addiction
Shrimp and Black Bean Wontons from Bon Appetit Hon
Smoked Salmon Cracker and Cream Cheese Appetizer from Michiana Eats
Spicy Maple Pecans from Tea & Cookies
Pimento Cheese Balls from Food for the Thoughtless
Savory Cheesecake Bites from Spinach Tiger

Sweet Bites:
Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Squares from Brown Eyed Baker
Lemon & Thyme, Olive Oil Cookies from Une Gamine dans la Cuisine
Blood Orange Curd Bars from Local Kitchen
Easy Tiramisu Trifles from My Baking Addiction
Two-Bite Coconut Cream Pies from Dessert For Two
Mini Turtle Cheesecakes from Amanda’s Cookin’
Chocolate Bouchons, Gluten-Free from Art of Gluten-Free Baking
Pie Pops from Bakerella (Don’t be shocked by this. Still not a fan of most cake pops, but these sound delightful)

Now on to the drinking game options. Luckily, I have a lot of friends who still delight in drinking games. Those delightful boozehounds helped me immensely. Here are the rules:

  • Drink every time someone gets played off the stage by the orchestra while giving their speech.
  • Each time you see Anne Hathaway cry, drink.
  • Take a drink if someone copies Sally Field’s ‘You like me’ speech.
  • If Sally Field gives that speech, finish your drink.
  • Drink when you get the first glimpse of John Travolta’s hideous toupée.
  • Drink every time the camera cuts from Ben Affleck to Jennifer Lopez to Jennifer Garner.
  • Each time the camera cuts to anyone from the entity I like to refer to as JenniJustPittAngel, drink.
  • Take a drink each time Joan River’s face moves. Expect to not be taking a lot of drinks for this.
  • Drink every time Nicole Kidman’s face moves.
  • Take a celebratory drink if Keith Urban is spotted, because the highlights in his hair are a work of art and should be celebrated as such.
  • Whenever a guy flubs a designers name (Except for Versace), drink.
  • Drink each time Ryan Seacrest mentions his “girlfriend” Julianne Hough in his effort to appear heterosexual.
  • Every time the camera cuts to Joaquin Phoenix, and he is sulking, drink.
  • If a British actor gets an award and is too important to show up to claim it, drink.
  • Take a drink each time a side boob or underboob is sighted.
  • Take two drinks if butt cleavage shows up.
  • If Jon Hamm shows up and is obviously letting the python in his pants go commando again, all the ladies should toast to it and finish their drink.
  • Drink each time the mani-cam is used. (I did not know this existed and I wish it had stayed that way.)
  • When the camera pans to Taylor Swift, drink.
  • If Zooey Deschanel wears a twee manic pixie dream girl dress, drink while adorably spinning in a circle.
  • Every time the camera pans to Daniel Day Lewis and he looks “not impressed”, drink.
  • If you’re a seasoned drinker, each time someone uses the word amazing to describe a script, another actor, or anyone else involved in movie making, drink.
  • Drink each time Seth McFarlane makes an off-color joke, and the camera pans to the subject of said joke.
  • Roll your eyes and drink anytime someone makes a reference to their “craft”.
  • If Helena Bonham Carter wears some outrageously crazy dress that just makes you happy, toast her crazy ass and drink.
  • Each time the camera cuts to Tom Cruise, and he is grinning manically, drink.
  • If Bjork shows up in an outfit that tops the Swan costume, you have to eat the worm at the bottom of the tequila bottle.


If anyone pronounces Versace like Ver-sayce, turn the TV off and immediately do 5 shots of whatever bottle of booze is closest. There’s no way anything else at the Oscars can top that.

I do want to warn you that this is the first year that the Academy is using an electronic voting system. Get ready for hanging chads, or make sure you’re prepared for  a 6 hour show that consists of only a Guy Fawkes mask on your TV screen.

And I am posting this for no other reason than it’s awesome:


Hello BlogHer Readers! Pull up a chair and have a drink.


I’ve written an article on BlogHer about the Oscars, pairing menus with each Best Picture Nominee. If you’re visiting for the first time, welcome! You’re welcome to join the rest of us in our Oscar Drinking game post which will appear tomorrow.

I’d like to share a few of my favorite posts:

Black Bottom Banana Cream Bars and Remembering Lester
Anniversary Apple Butter & Loving the Wrong Person
Fluttering Porn Served with Szechuan Green Beans with Ground Pork
Cherry Pies for April
Brown Butter, Bacon & Chocolate Chip Cookies
Buttermilk Chess Pie & Celebrating National Pi Day with John Boehner & the Pentaverate
I am a writer
Facing the cruelty behind my cooking

I hope you’ll stay awhile. I have an RSS feed. You can follow me on Twitter. I have a Facebook page. I’m sporadically on Pinterest, because I’m convinced it’s a black hole. And if you’re trying to make sense of the crazy you see on this blog, try reading the ‘About’ page on my blog.

Recipes for Valentine’s Day and Preparing for a Night of Sin

Valentines Day Cards
 The boy that thinks you’re swell has chloroform in his hands.

If you’re a late menu planner like me, here are some suggestions on tasty ways to wine and dine, woo and seduce your partner this Valentine’s Day. I’m not promising that these foods will get you laid, but they will taste good. You will not see a single oyster recipe on here because oysters are not going to get someone into bed because of magical aphrodisiac properties. Ladies – if you’re looking for a little action from your male partner, I’d strongly suggest doughnuts and pumpkin pie. Men – if you’re hoping that Valentine’s Day ends with a bedroom romp with your lady friend, do the dishes, vacuum the house and do a little manscaping.

Valentine's 1919
His dog is totally going to bite you.

I’ve tried to have both easy and more complicated dishes on my list. Sometimes Marcus and I like to go all out and cook all kinds of intricate dishes. And sometimes we make do with cured meats, different cheeses, bread and bar of really good chocolate. But we never make do without the booze.

Valentines Day Cards
 I’m very disturbed they’re talking about his Big Boy.

Classic Champagne Cocktail by Savour-Fare
The Major by A Sweet Spoonful
Pear & Rosemary Martini by Hedonia
Balsamic Lemonade + Vodka Cocktail by What’s Gaby Cooking
Pomegranate-Champagne Punch by Ezra Poundcake

Valentine cowboy
Never trust a cowboy with a giant pink gun.

Prosciutto Gruyere Pinwheel Hors D’Oeuvres by Savour-Fare
Crisp Rosemary Flatbread by Gourmeted
Lemon, Herb, and Sea Salt Foccacia by A Sweet Spoonful
Mushroom Ricotta Bruschetta by Food Wishes
Rosemary Dijon Gougères by A Sweet Spoonful
Brie en Croute with Brown Sugar, Bourbon and Pecans by Ezra Poundcake

Valentines Day Cards
The couple that yearns together burns together

Beet Salad with Candied Marcona Almonds by DanaTreat
Watercress, Orange and Fennel Salad by A Sweet Spoonful
Beet and Orange Salad by Food for the Thoughtless
Baby Arugula Salad with Lemon, Balsamic Vinegar, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts by Kalyn’s Kitchen

Valentines Day Cards
 This is EXACTLY what Santorum warned us about!

Main Courses:
Filet Mignon with a Shiitake, Red Wine & Shallot Sauce
Roasted Garlic, Gruyere and Rosemary Pizza
Three Cheese Fondue with Champagne and Brie
Chicken Gratin With Onion Sauce and Gruyere
Pasta with Sausage, Leeks, and Fontina
Trout with Brown Butter-Caper Sauce
Baked Penne with Silky Fennel in Hot Pink Sauce by DanaTreat
Fennel and Brie Risotto Wedges by Danatreat
Dublin Lawyer Shrimp by Savour-Fare
Beautiful Breast of Lamb with Honey Parsley Vinegar Sauce by Food Wishes
Pear and Pecorino Ravioli by The Peche
The Easiest Alfredo Sauce Ever by Last Night’s Dinner
Oxtails with Port and Porcini Sauce by Last Night’s Dinner

Will you be my Valentine?
He’s just not that into you.

Roasted Carrots with Cumin and Lime
Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan
Butternut Squash and Leek Gratin by Savour-Fare
Oven Roasted Potatoes with Beets in Garlic-Lemon-Thyme Dressing by Gourmeted
Mushroom-Farro Risotto by A Sweet Spoonful
Garlic & Blue Cheese Green Bean Almondine by Food Wishes
Fast & Easy Creamed Spinach by Food Wishes
Pommes de Terre Boulangère by Hedonia
Red Wine Glazed Mushrooms and Potatoes by What’s Gaby Cooking
Thyme and Honey Roasted Carrots by What’s Gaby Cooking

vintage valentine doctor
 You should be worried if he asks you to play doctor. That’s a hammer and knife in that bag.

Chocolate Mousse with Olive Oil
Brown Butter, Bacon & Chocolate Chip Cookies
Buttermilk Chess Pie
Minute Molten Peanut Butter Cake by norecipes
Salted Caramel Squares by Danatreat
Dark Chocolate Pot de Crèmes with Sea Salt by A Sweet Spoonful
Vanilla, Salted Butter Caramel and Chocolate Mousse by Tartelette
Vanilla Rice Pudding & Chocolate Panna Cotta by Tartelette
Almond Buttermilk Panna Cotta by Food for the Thoughtless
Easy Tiramisu by Matt Bites
Molten Chocolate Lava Cake by Eat the Love
Profiteroles with Chocolate Sauce from Shutterbean
Almond Banana Cake with Salted Butter Caramel Frosting and Chocolate Icing by Savour-Fare

Vintage Valentine's Day Postcard
Actually no. Paul Ryan’s pretty pissed at you right now.

When you wake up from your night of sin:
Homemade Jelly Doughnuts by ChezUs
Monkey Bread by by Gourmeted
Chocolate Donuts by Gourmeted
Cinnamon Sugar Popovers by A Sweet Spoonful
Bacon and Egg Pizza Pie by The Peche
Banana Cinnamon Chip Pancakes with Cinnamon Crème Anglaise by The Peche
Chai Spiced Coffee Cake by Tartelette

Vintage Valentines Day Postcard
 I hate raisins.

Vintage Valentine's Day Postcard
Watch out ladies. We’ve got a stage 5 clinger on our hands.

Vintage Valentine's Day Postcard
She wants to put your actual heart on that string.

vintage valentine Native American
Happy Racist Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's Day cards
I don’t want anyone to explain the BDSM that’s going on in this scene.

Sorry for all the extra vintage Valentine’s Day cards. When people bitch about how things aren’t like they were in the old days, say “Thank God!” and show them this page. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!