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February 15, 2017

2017 Oscar bingo game: free printable for your Oscar party

2017 Oscar Bingo free party game

2017 Oscar bingo is ready for downloading! This is my 9th annual free printable Oscar party game.

Download the file:
2017 Oscar bingo game PDF

How the game works:
There are 20 different game cards in the printable PDF file. I take care to arrange each carefully by hand—the bingo cards aren’t randomly generated. I’m aiming to make a bingo not too easy but not too hard.

– Save the PDF to your computer
– Open it in Adobe Reader
– Print the number of pages you need at 100% size

The first person to mark off five squares in a line wins. It could be a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line. There’s no freebie in the middle, so you’ve got your work cut out for you.

2017 Oscar bingo printable cards

Printing tip:
The 2017 Oscar bingo file is black and white so it’s easy to print on any printer. Use colored paper to make it more festive. I’ve used this metallic gold paper before. It works with laser printers and ballpoints or Sharpies.

Play Oscar bingo with friends:
At an actual Oscar party with in-person friends, give gift cards, movie candy, or mini champagne bottles as prizes. Or play with long-distance friends by text or tweet. (I’m @howaboutorange on Instagram and Twitter, #haobingo).

Fallibility disclaimer:
Like every year, my disclaimer applies: Someone might get a bingo ten minutes into the telecast, or maybe your group won’t have a winner at all because my psychic powers have failed this year. Don’t hate me if it goes awry.

Matching DIY decorations for your Oscar party:
I’ve put printables that match the 2017 bingo game in my Etsy shop. Posters, wine bottle labels, tent cards, cupcake and appetizer toppers, and more. Plus a matching Oscars ballot with point system. Get everything here. Have fun!

 


 To receive next year’s free bingo game by email, sign up here.


 

FILED UNDER: Amusements, Downloads


February 2, 2017

Oscar party decorations—plus free 2017 Oscar bingo coming soon!

Oscar party decorations: 2017 Oscars printables

If you’re planning an Oscars party this year, you might like some quick and easy printable decorations to make your Academy Awards shindig more festive. I’ve stocked my Etsy shop with printable PDF templates for Oscar party posters, place cards, beer and wine bottle labels, wine glass stem flags (so your drinks don’t get mixed up), napkin rings, and cupcake toppers. The set features this year’s nominated movies, actors, and actresses.

There’s also a printable 2017 Oscars ballot that matches this year’s free Oscar bingo game design. I’ve added points for categories to prevent ties and to reward you for guessing the hard categories correctly. Sound editing is underrated, so let’s give those folks some love.

2017 Oscar ballot printable PDF

As always, my 2017 Oscar bingo game will be free. It will be ready a week or two before the show on February 26 after more details about the ceremony and presenters are released. I’ll post it here, or if you’re not one of the thousands already on the mailing list, you can sign up to receive the PDF by email. There will be 20 different bingo cards like always.

Update: Ta da! Download 2017 Oscar bingo here.

Oscar bingo game by Jessica Jones

FILED UNDER: Amusements, Recent work


October 18, 2016

2016 Presidential debate bingo game

Presidential third debate bingo

In honor of the third and final presidential debate on Wednesday, October 19, I’ve designed a printable bingo game. My annual Oscar bingo set is an ongoing tradition, but this special election year deserves a special edition. Do your civic duty and download the Presidential Debate Bingo PDF.

Print out the number of pages you need and play with friends in the comfort of your living room. Debate Bingo pairs nicely with The Federalist Cabernet. Suggested attire is a red sweater.

2016 presidential third debate bingo

FILED UNDER: Amusements, Downloads


February 16, 2016

2016 Oscar bingo and party printables

2016 Oscar bingo game


 To receive next year’s free bingo game by email, sign up here.


It’s that time again! My eighth annual FREE Oscar® bingo game is ready. Lounge on your couch and play it with friends to make the Academy Awards more fun. Bring on the tears, flubs, and stumbles! The Oscars ceremony is Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016.

Download the FREE file:
2016 Oscar bingo game PDF

How the game works:
There are 20 different game cards in the downloadable PDF file. I take care to arrange each card carefully; the bingo cards are not randomly generated. I’m aiming to make a bingo not too easy but not too hard.

– Save the PDF to your computer
– Open it in Adobe Reader
– Print the number of pages you need at 100% size

(Here’s the metallic gold paper I used. It works with laser printers and ballpoints or Sharpies.)

The first person to mark off five squares in a line wins. It could be a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line. There’s no freebie in the middle, so you’ve got your work cut out for you.

Play with friends:
Give movie candy or gift card prizes to winners at your party, or play long distance with friends by text or tweet. (I’m @howaboutorange on Twitter and Instagram, #haobingo).

Fallibility disclaimer:
Like every year, my big disclaimer applies: Someone might get a bingo ten minutes into the telecast, or maybe your group won’t have a winner at all because my psychic powers have failed this year. Fingers crossed.

Printable Oscar party signs and posters

More printable goodies in my shop:
To make your viewing party extra glamorous, I’ve also designed a matching ballot and a pack of decorations, including posters, wine and beer labels, napkin rings, stemware flags, cupcake toppers, and more. Find all the goodies in my Etsy shop.

Enjoy!

2016 Oscar ballot printable PDF
“OSCAR®” and “ACADEMY AWARDS®” are registered trademarks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

FILED UNDER: Amusements, Downloads


February 17, 2015

2015 Oscar bingo and printable party kit

Free Oscar bingo game with printable ballot


To receive next year’s free bingo game by email, sign up here.


My free Oscar® bingo game is back by popular demand. For seven years running, I’ve made a game you can play while you watch the Academy Awards telecast at home. It’s lots of fun, and has even been featured on ABC TV. Grab these goodies before the Oscars this Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015!

How the game works:
There are 20 different game cards in the downloadable bingo file. I take care to arrange each card carefully; the bingo cards are not randomly generated. I’m aiming to make a bingo not too easy but not too hard.

– Save the PDF to your computer
– Open it in Adobe Reader
– Print the number of pages you need.

The first person to mark off five squares in a line wins. It could be a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line. There’s no freebie in the middle, so you’ve got your work cut out for you. Give fun prizes to winners at your party or play long distance with friends by text or tweet (#oscarbingo; I’m @howaboutorange).

Like every year, my big disclaimer applies: Someone might get a bingo ten minutes into the telecast, or maybe your group won’t have a winner at all because my psychic powers have failed this year. Fingers crossed!

 

Printable Oscar party kit

Grab the bingo game:

Bingo game PDF (FREE)

For maximum stylishness, I’ve designed a pack of decorations and a ballot to go with the bingo freebie. Make your viewing party the best ever!

Matching printable goodies in my shop:

Oscar party printable pack of decorations
Just the matching ballot
Just the place cards
Just the signs
Just the bottle labels

 

“OSCAR®” and “ACADEMY AWARDS®” are registered trademarks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

FILED UNDER: Amusements, Downloads


February 25, 2014

2014 Oscar ballot and bingo game

Oscar bingo cards free printable


To receive next year’s free bingo game by email, sign up here.


I just finished my sixth annual Oscar bingo and ballot set, free for the downloading. Whether you’re hosting a viewing party on Sunday or lounging with the fam, nothing makes the Academy Awards better than some friendly competition.

To use the ballot: Print one for each guest and have them mark their predictions before the show starts. The person with the most correct guesses wins.

To use the bingo cards: 20 different game cards are included in the PDF. Print out the number of pages you’ll need for your guests. The first person to mark off five squares in a line wins. It could be a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line. (This year I removed the center “free” space to make you work a little harder.)

Download the 2014 Oscar ballot here

Download the 2014 Oscar bingo game here

And like every year, a disclaimer: Maybe someone will get a bingo ten minutes into the telecast, or maybe your group won’t have a winner at all because my psychic powers have failed. Best of luck!

FILED UNDER: Amusements, Downloads


January 31, 2012

Where company names come from

Ever wonder how notable companies got their names?

Accenture: From “Accent on the future.” Formerly Anderson Consulting, the name was proposed by an employee during an internal naming process.

Adobe Systems: From Adobe Creek located behind the house of co-founder John Warnock.

Arby’s: The enunciation of the initials of its founders, the Raffel Brothers.

CVS: Originally Consumer Value Stores, CEO Tom Ryan has said he now considers “CVS” to stand for “Customer, Value, and Service.”

 

Kinko’s: From the college nickname of founder Paul Orfalea, called “Kinko” because of his curly red hair. The company was purchased by FedEx in 2004.

Nabisco: Formerly The National Biscuit Company, changed in 1971 to Nabisco.

Pepsi: Named from the digestive enzyme pepsin.

Skype: The original concept for the name was Sky-Peer-to-Peer, which morphed into Skyper, then Skype.

Sprint: From its parent company, Southern Pacific Railroad INTernal Communications.

Verizon: A portmanteau of veritas (Latin for “truth”) and horizon.

Volvo: From the Latin word volvo, which means “I roll.”

Yahoo!: A word first appearing in Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, a “yahoo” is a member of a race of brutes who have the form and all the vices of humans. Yahoo! founders David Filo and Jerry Yang jokingly considered themselves yahoos.

Source: Wikipedia

 

FILED UNDER: Amusements



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