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Oscars Viewing Parties Require Bay Area Home Theater Tweaks and Planning


February 28th at 4pm the Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock this year, will begin. Whether you’re hosting a party for your family or you’re inviting your group of cinephile friends over for the event we’ve got 3 important steps to prepare your home and your home entertainment system.

Setting the Stage

Before the stars walk down the red carpet, set your own stage for an amazing Oscar Party for friends and family. Make your invites as sparkling as the event itself. Add glitz to your home with small candles and glittery stars. Prior to handing out “front-row seats” to the event broadcast at your place, make sure all your A/V systems are up and operational. For instance, maybe you’re upgrading your living room (i.e. doing a complete home theater installation), or maybe you’re just rearranging the furniture, dusting, and tweaking the sound levels and seating setup. In either case, remember that the key to hosting any event – big or small, glamorous or intimate – is preparation.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Napkins folded to look like bow-ties add a sense of elegance to your buffet. Serve bacon-wrapped dates and lobster bites. Finish the meal with five-star desserts such as “star struck” cookies, popcorn cupcakes, and Champagne glasses filled with dark chocolate mousse.

Let your guests toast the winners around your home entertainment system with a variety of classic drinks. Make them sparkle by dipping the rims of glasses in edible glitter or garnish with Oscar themed swizzle sticks. Check out these 30 delicious dishes if you get stumped.

Let the Games Begin

Use party games to keep your guests engaged in the Oscar action. Create bingo cards with the names of movies, actors, or phrases, or have your guests complete ballots to predict the winners in different categories. You could also consider a competition to see who can guess the most winners, you’ll want to provide your guests with a list of the categories and nominees to select from and possibly provide a prize for the winner if you think bragging rights won’t do.

View and Listen Like Never Before with a Karbon Home Theater Installation

Make your event shine with the support of our experienced Bay Area home theater team. Karbon Home Theater can help you select and install the perfect system for your needs. We can be reached from our contact page here or at (925) 798-7600 to find out more about what we can do for you and your home.

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