If a Parisian- or baseball-themed party don't sound like your thing, then watch the Academy Awards on a tropical island with George Clooney . . . well, sort of. Host a Hawaiian-themed evening in honor of The Descendants, to which everyone wears floral shirts. Present the ladies with flowers to put in their hair and mai tais to sip as they walk into a room filled with hula music and the sounds of the ocean. Serve dishes that bring together island flavors and colors.
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