The annual Academy Awards telecast is notorious for being a tad too long, and at times rather snooze-worthy, so we suggest you throw a themed fiesta to spice up the evening.

If you do it right, your Oscar party should cover some essential: friendly competition (play our Oscars pool), laughter (hello, fashion faux pas), plenty of booze (only if you're of legal drinking age), a "speak your mind" policy (yelling at the TV is entirely acceptable) and tons of delicious food (hey, you're not the one who has to walk the red carpet).

So if you've never attended or thrown an Oscar party, we suggest you get into it this year. And to help move you right along, we've partnered up with our friends at to craft a tasty, tipsy, creative list of Oscar soiree tips for you to use Sunday night.

And be sure to check out the best Oscars coverage on the Web right HERE on Moviefone -- we'll be covering fashion hits and misses, real-time winner updates, breakout moments and so much more.
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