Oscar party with your kids or adults only?

Michael and I are so excited about the Oscars on Sunday. We love movies and have been “working” diligently to watch as many Oscar contenders as we can  before the big night.

I hadn’t really planned on involving the kids too much in our Oscar celebration. (When I say Oscar celebration I mean us watching the Oscars – maybe with some cocktails and appetizers.) I figured they would be doing their own stuff upstairs in the playroom. (I did run across on Babble some cute Oscar crafts to do with kids.)

I think Rose would be into watching the stars on the red carpet before the Oscars. She likes fashion and is interested in some celebrities. The kids haven’t seen very many of the contenders so they don’t really have a dog in the fight. (Although she loved “Hugo” and I am sure would vote for it for Best Picture.) I think Rose may wander in and out for the Best Make Up, Costumes or Music Awards. Normally she is interested in the Best Animated movie but I think her favorite (“Tintin”) wasn’t nomimated. (How did “Tintin” not get nominate? I would vote for it for Best Picture!)

So is it OK for the Oscars just to be adult fun or should you try to involve the kids with crafts, food or fashion? Will you be watching the Oscars? What will you do with the kids? If you host an Oscar party will the kids be involved or sent to the basement to do their own thing with their buddies?

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February 23rd, 2012
1:36 pm

Last time I got thrilled enough about a movie to watch the Oscars “Titanic” won enough to sink that ship again!

I will catch the highlights later on E!

As to your questions:

1. If the whole family is into the movies enough to understand the Oscars than why not involve the kids? If it is really only you and Michael there is NOTHING wrong declaring a kid free zone.

2. If it is a kid free zone, let them have their own “party” where they watch a marathon of their favorite movies or play wii or whatever.

3. Same reply as 2


February 23rd, 2012
1:37 pm

One other thought on “So is it OK for the Oscars just to be adult fun or should you try to involve the kids with crafts, food or fashion?” Can somebody show me where in the parenting contract it said I had to do everything with my kids until the move out? I am pretty sure I am allowed to have some things that are about me.


February 23rd, 2012
1:44 pm

@ FCM…APPLAUSE ON YOUR SECOND POST! I am as much into the Oscars as I was the Super Bowl..was that football….LOL. I do not get excited about much on TV.


February 23rd, 2012
1:48 pm

Pretty sure my son would complain loudly if I made him sit through the Oscars. He couldn’t care less. My husband and I really don’t care to watch the ceremony either. I do like to see the “red carpet fashion” but I’ll just check out the pics posted on the AJC the next morning instead.

K's mom

February 23rd, 2012
1:56 pm

AMEN @FCM on your second post…


February 23rd, 2012
2:00 pm

My kid would be bored out of his skull. That and it’s a school night and the Oscars rarely end before 11 p.m. EST!


February 23rd, 2012
2:16 pm

Wasn’t there just an awards show last week for the self-congratulatory, I’m awesome crowd? I never really could figure out which shows were for who. Music, tv, movies, broadway. Left-handed redheaded autistic immigrants from Uganda?

Sorry, being a bit sarcastic. Enjoy, if that’s your thing.


February 23rd, 2012
2:18 pm

FCM, you need to give lessons.


February 23rd, 2012
2:31 pm

Hear, hear, FCM! We don’t get into the Oscars, or any of the other awards shows, but I don’t see any reason not to involved the kids unless you’re making it a date night or they just don’t care. At our house, it would probably involve a Shrek marathon. But given a choice between the Oscars and 8+ hours of Shrek…I’d choose Shrek :o)


February 23rd, 2012
3:00 pm

I loved the Grammys. I loved the Golden Globe Awards. I love the Oscar Red Carpet and the Oscars. However, we DVR it all so we can zip through it. If the kids want to watch, they can, if not, they can find something else to do!!

I hope The Descendants wins Best Actor & Best Picture. That movie was Awesome!!!

North Carolina Sucks and I Can't Wait To Get Out of Here!

February 23rd, 2012
3:59 pm

I am pretty sure I am allowed to have some things that are about me.

Good for you.

Of course, I don’t have kids or a wife so I’ll be just sitting around lonely in a crappy hotel room.

Oh, well. :(


February 23rd, 2012
4:17 pm

@FCM – your second post is right on. I’m not a parent so I don’t know the parenting contract but I have them and they did NOT cater to me and my brother. If grown people were talking we left the room. If grown people were doing something that grown people, not children, do, we left the room AND they didn’t provide us arts and crafts or anything else to entertain us. We better find a book, play school, or whatever floated our boats while grown folks were doing grown folks things. This is not to say that we did not spend A LOT of time with our parents. We did. And we spent A LOT of time with our grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins. Still do. But when it was about grown folks it was for THEM not us.


February 23rd, 2012
7:51 pm

amen FCM..and MJG im with you on that. i only watch the super bowl if the half time show is someone i want to see and havent watched the oscars in a million years. i rarely watch TV…my TV only gets used to watching movies from netflix….and thats about 2 or 3 times a month. im a reader…and i love quiet. TV is not quiet.


February 23rd, 2012
8:01 pm

…the Guard” died several years ago, and Garo McKee is enjoying retirement now that the kids are grown and gone (for the most part)…


February 24th, 2012
7:14 am

@FCM -AMEN! I don’t even go to Oscar parties because I enjoy them so much I don’t want any interruptions or people talking over it. My kids don’t need to be a part of everything. On Oscar night, my husband handles getting them in bed since I’ve long retired to our basement media area to view the arrivals and start of the show. When they’re older, if they want to watch then that’s fine, but not now -and why in God’s name would I EVER want to plan some stupid craft for it? Why do some moms feel the need to attach a craft project to everything? Can’t kids learn to get along in life without crafts? Anyway, I digress, that’s a whole different soapbox…

Jack Mehoff

February 24th, 2012
9:09 am

Oscars are a time for me where I do not want anyone around. I like to be alone watching. it my time for a release.


February 24th, 2012
10:14 am

The cult of celebrity isn’t worshiped around here, and we have rarely been to the movies over the last 30 years. Last movie I saw was WalE, I think. Would never have been involved in the Oscar-watching.

Soccer Milf

February 24th, 2012
10:59 am

Who wants to watcha bunch of libtards play dress up? Not me.

Vladimir Sonovabitch

February 27th, 2012
4:00 pm

I would have to drink whole bottle of Vodka to watch that crap.