A Night at the Oscars

Are you like us sitting in this cold dreary east coast weather dreaming of sunshine and celebs? Well, dream no more and bring a piece of California to your home for the 85th Annual Oscars. You may not have the time or budget to have a full on black tie gala, but Charm City Concierge has great some ideas for an ultra adorable, very affordable viewing party. We also have some great events for those that prefer to go out to watch the Oscars!


One of the most important aspects of any party is the food. Here is an easy recipe that is always a huge hit!

Chili Cheese Dip


2 blocks of cream cheese, left out for a bit to soften
1 can of Chili Con Carne, no beans
Shredded Cheddar Cheese


Preheat oven to 300 F
In a 9×13 pan, spread cream cheese evenly over the bottom. Spread the Chili con carne over top. Then add the cheese on top.

Put into the oven until warm and cheese is melted.

Serve hot with tortilla chips and enjoy!

You can always have a potluck style asking your guests to bring an appetizer to share, this takes some of the stress off of you and it’s also way fewer dishes to clean up!

Speaking of potlucks, a potluck martini party is an awesome idea! Come up with a list of cocktails to try. You provide some vodka or gin, then have everyone else bring different liquors and mixers that you may need like Crème de Menthe or any others that the recipe may call for. This allows you to try many different types of cocktail with out having to break the bank. Your guests will love all the options and deciding which is their favorite!

Check out our Pinterest page for other Oscar inspired invitations, printables, and table and décor ideas!

Not feeling up to being the hostess with the mostess this weekend? Attend one of these parties for all the fun with none of the work!


Snuggle with the Stars –$50, open bar, buffet and Swag bag. 6:00 pm Sunday, 2/24 Come in your Pajamas and enjoy snacks from Whole Foods!

Art Soiree’s 4th Annual Live Viewing of the Oscars –$30, 7:00pm -11:30pm for regular presale admission. The event is Strictly Black tie and will have a red carpet with a photo-op

Commissary DC – 1443 P Street NW Washington DC. 5pm until midnight. Stroll onto the red carpet and sip on one of the “Academy Award” winning cocktails, inspired by the nominated films while munching on Commissary’s famous Truffle Popcorn. Follow the show, with complimentary Oscar ballots, and your favorite stars, as the viewing party will begin with the red carpet and into the main event at 8. Prizes will be awarded for winning ballots.

 DC Film Society’s 21st Annual Party

Doors open at 6:30pm. $20 for non-members and guests of the DC Film Society

You will have the chance to outguess the experts in our “Predict The Winners” contest, participate in trivia contests throughout the evening and bid in our silent auction (cash or check only please) on all kinds of neat items such as film and theatre gift certificates and tickets and movie promotional goodies. There will be autographed film posters and DVDs signed by filmmakers who have been in the DC area for screenings over the last year – some by a few very big names in Hollywood (more details to come). Of course the Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse is always well stocked with a broad selection of tasty food and a variety of beverages to satisfy your cinematic appetite.


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