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Fun Theme-Inspired Ideas for Your Oscars Party

Oscars night is this Sunday, February 28, at 5:30 PST and if you love red carpets, golden statues, and all things sparkly as much as we do, then why not make it your excuse to throw an Oscars party in your apartment? It’s a great way to gather with your friends and family, munch on popcorn, and root for your favorite films and celebrities. Make your party fun by having a dress code! Need some ideas? Here are some themes that are sure to make your party memorable!

1920s Speakeasy
Oh yes, bring out those flapper dresses and pin-striped suits. Who doesn’t want to rock their best 1920s-inspired attire? You can even serve up some retro cocktails and display some classic posters and pictures of Hollywood icons.

PJs and Pearls
What better way to keep it classy and fun by mixing the best of both worlds? Have a pajama and pearls Oscars party in the comfort of your apartment. Guests can wear their favorite pajamas while sporting their favorite jewelry. It’s a unique way to try something different this year!

Black-Tie Affair
Of course, this is the classic dress code for any Oscars party. Don’t just let the celebrities wear the fancy dresses and suits! Have your own Black-Tie formal affair and dress to the nines this Sunday. Serve champagne to complete your evening of all things glamorous.

 

3 Ways to Reduce Noise Pollution

Let’s say that you have been living peacefully in your nice, quiet apartment, when one day the construction workers come to start building something right next door. If you’re like most people, it can be a real struggle to adjust to a noisy environment. Luckily, we have a few simple decorating tips that will not only help reduce some of that outside noise but also keep your apartment looking great!

Move Furniture Around
Sound can be absorbed in any number of ways and furniture is one of them. If you have a big, upholstered couch, consider moving it in front of the direction of the noise. A simple furniture switch will not only give a fresh new look to your apartment, but it will help cushion some of the noise.

Rugs, Rugs, Rugs
Again, look for ways to help absorb the sound. Rugs, especially shaggy ones, are great for absorbing sound. Even if you have wall-to-wall carpet, layering a variety of different textured rugs is great for adding color and cancelling unwanted noise.

Acoustic Panels
Why not have some fun while reducing the noise? Acoustic Panels are great for not only adding color and style to any room, but they are specifically designed to help reduce noise. Audimute provides a wide range of panels starting at $22.

Valentine’s Day Events Near Your OKC Apartment

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and love is in the air in Oklahoma City! Whether you’re single or in a relationship, you don’t need a significant other to make this holiday enjoyable. You just need something fun to do with the important people in your life. So, if you’re looking for something fun to do with your date or with your friends, we have you covered.

OK City Chorus Singing Valentines
Looking for a new way to surprise your sweetie this year? Deliver a singing valentine from an acclaimed four-part harmony group. Special deliveries to homes, businesses, schools, and restaurants. The cost is $50 for live delivery, $10 for a phone delivery, and $5 for an e-Valentine. You can order your singing valentine here.

Valentine’s Day Dinner at the Park House
Ready to splurge this Valentine’s Day on a romantic dinner? For $95 per couple, you can enjoy a Bibb lettuce salad served with crumbled goat cheese, candied walnuts, and drizzled with a sweet garlic zinfandel. Then, indulge in a petite filet, frenched chicken, butter poached shrimp served with a stuffed potato and haricot vert. After, indulge your sweet tooth with the chocolate pistachio truffle. To reserve your spot, call 405-232-PARK.

Best Sports Bars to Watch the Super Bowl

Yes, the Super Bowl is this Sunday at 6:30 pm ET, and this year, the showdown between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos is going to be epic. Whether you’re in it for the football, the food, the halftime show, or the commercials, you can make this year’s American tradition memorable by watching it with others. For those of you looking to watch the game in a bar scene, OKC has you covered. Here are some of the best sports bars in town.

Lumpy’s Sports Grill
5909 Northwest Expy G110
Oklahoma City, OK 73132

Cock-o-the-Walk
3705 N Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73118

Republic Gastropub
5830 Classen Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73118

Try Something Artsy This Friday in Oklahoma City

Sometimes when your routine becomes a bit dull, it’s time to experience something new. What better way to ring in the new year by experiencing the best of art and culture in OKC? With some great galleries and exhibitions coming up this weekend, there’s no shortage of events for you to get in touch with your artistic side.

Friday, January 29, 2016

“Black and White” | In Your Eye Gallery
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Come see the local artist exhibition where each resident artist has designed an original piece using only a black and white palette.

“Navajo Weavings from the Pam Parrish Collection”
National Cowboy & Heritage Museum
This one-of-a-kind exhibition will showcase 22 weavings donated to the museum over the past three years by the renowned weaver, Pam Parrish. Admission is $5.75.

“Pass” by Mandy Messina | [Artspace] at Untitled
10:00 am – 10:00 pm
This exhibition will explore the issues of migration and travel all through wonderfully artistic representations by Mandy Messina.

Cleaning Tips for When You Move Out

If you truly want your security deposit back, then you need to make sure it’s in better condition than when you moved in.We know, you’re already exhausted from the moving process and now you have to do some intense cleaning? Trust us, it’s worth it to put on those rubber gloves and make your apartment squeaky clean. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Start from the Top
Whether you’re cleaning the bedroom, hallways, or kitchen, start from the top. This will ensure that any dust or dirt won’t be able to escape. Start with lights and ceiling fans, not forgetting to get those pesky cobwebs up high in the corner! As you make your way down, clean the windows, baseboards and finally, the floor.

Leave the Bathroom for Last
It’s one of the areas that receives the most traffic and also an area that might require the most work. Bathrooms are notorious hotspots for dirt, grime, and buildup. When you’re done with faucets and cupboards, make sure to close the door to keep it off limits!

Take Pictures
When you’re finished attempting to put your apartment back into perfect condition, take pictures! Then, before you turn your keys in, do a walk-through with your landlord. Don’t be afraid to ask if there’s anything that might be taken out of your deposit. This way, you can try to fix these things before you turn in your keys.

What’s Happening in Your Neighborhood

For some, Martin Luther King, Jr. day is a day off, a chance to sleep in, or an opportunity to catch up on your latest show. Why not change it up this year and do something that will truly honor the civil rights leader?

Each year, Oklahoma City hosts the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade. Head out this Monday, January 18, 2016, for an event like none other. This year, the theme is “The Color of Unity” and will feature floats, banners, posters, and much more.

The parade will begin at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, located at 127 N.W. 7th, Oklahoma City. OKC hosts the third largest MLK parade in the country so why not try something new this year and see what your city has to offer to celebrate this important holiday.

Sushi Hotspots in Oklahoma City

If you know Oklahoma City, then you know that it isn’t very hard to find delicious food nearby. For those of you who love sushi, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best hotspots in OKC, so take your pick!

Tokyo Japanese Restaurant
This restaurant features traditional Japanese cuisine and a wide array of sushi assortments in a warm and friendly atmosphere!

Musashi’s
If you’re looking for a more upscale environment, then head over to Musashi’s! This Japanese steakhouse features fresh sushi and a variety of mouth-watering entrees such as lobster, steak, and more.

Saii Asian Bistro II Sushi Bar
Want sushi in an intimate and ambient environment? Then this is the place. Whether you want a new date night spot or an intimate dinner venue with friends, you’ll find the dining experience you’re looking for here.

Four New Year’s Eve Game Ideas

new years eve party games

If you’re planning on celebrating New Year’s Eve in your apartment, then it’s time to start planning fun activities for your guests! Whether you’re looking for icebreakers or more competitive adult games, we have some ideas that are sure to make your New Year’s Eve party a success! Don’t forget prizes for the winners!

  • Lip-Sync Battle
    Using some of the most popular songs from 2015, you and your guests can have an epic lip-sync battle to ring in the New Year. Spotify and Pandora both have “The Best of 2015” playlists to get you started.

  • Trivia
    Make a list of some of the most major events in 2015 and have your guests try to put them into the order they occurred. You can even consider putting guests into groups of two.

  •  Guess the Resolution
    Have everyone write down their New Year’s Resolution on a card, then have one person shuffle them. With one person announcing each card, have everyone guess write down which resolution belongs to whom. Whoever gets the most right, wins!
  • Bingo
    You can never go wrong with Bingo. The options are endless for what kind of Bingo game you want to play. You can create cards with the top celebrity scandals of 2015 or important milestones for you and your family. Be creative!

Impress Your Date at These OKC Restaurants

When it comes to a romantic dinner for you and that special someone, location is important! Fortunately, a romantic atmosphere and amazing food are easy to find when you live in Oklahoma City. Here are the top three places that are sure to impress both you and your date!

The Melting Pot
4 E Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104
This popular OKC fondue restaurant is famous for serving up pots of cheese and chocolate in a fine dining setting.

Castle Falls
820 N MacArthur Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73127
Nestled in a historic building, you’ll enjoy delicious European cuisine in an upscale dining experience.

Cheever’s Cafe
2409 N Hudson Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73103
When you’re looking for Southwestern-style food in an elegant setting, this place has you covered!