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Oscars 2006: Your party pack

If your ticket to the film world's most flamboyant night of the year failed to arrive, do not despair.

Invite only your most glamorous friends, don your best frock, prepare your acceptance speech, roll out your own stretch of red carpet and enjoy the visceral thrill of the Oscars with our party pack to get you in the mood.

If your friends do not look like matinee idols, then you can instruct them to wear one of our celebrity face masks.

Spice up the night by playing Oscar bingo, stay on top of who is favourite for award glory with our handy at-a-glance guide and chill out with our specially-created Oscar cocktails.

And if you are hosting a party, make sure you join in our live text event on the night and be part of our Oscars coverage with your observations and comments.


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Bring a touch of Hollywood into your living room with our celebrity Oscar masks.

Oscar night is about all things beautiful so print and cut out our handy masks, featuring the world's most desirable stars.

How about George Clooney - who is up for three Oscars on Sunday night? Or how do you fancy being Keira Knightley for a night? The British actress is nominated in the best actress category for her role in Pride and Prejudice.

Also included are Oscar nominees Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line) and Heath Ledger (Brokeback Mountain).



After the Oscar ceremony the stars head straight for the Governors' Ball, where they sip drinks made by the world's most accomplished cocktail barmen.

Spoil yourself on Oscar night with one of our specially-designed cocktails.

We've left out the alcohol so you can keep a clear head.



The Oscar ceremony may be a night of a thousand stars but even the brightest of constellations dim over time. So enliven your night of Oscar watching with our bingo game.

Cut out and divide the 20 bingo cards between your guests and cross off your boxes when the event on the card happens during Oscar night.

When all your cards have been eliminated the winner must shout out "Oscar" and stand up to deliver his or her acceptance speech.



The blockbusters have been left off the Oscar nominations this year so do not feel too embarrassed if you have not seen as many of the Oscar contenders as you would like.

We have prepared a simple at-a-glance guide to the five best picture nominees so you can talk knowledgeably on the night about each film.

What is it about? Who are the stars? What did the critics think?

Have the answers to all these questions at your fingertips.

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