Tips and Tricks For Throwing an Amazing Oscar Party

Oscar season is always a great time to throw a party (we’ll take any excuse to get together with friends and enjoy a drink or two). So this Sunday invite a few friends over and enjoy the most prestigious awards ceremony of the year. Here are a few fun tips for throwing an amazing Oscar party.


Oscar Ballot: Don’t awards ceremonies always get it wrong? Make your own ballot, have your guest fill them out, and ready aloud your party’s winners after every award.


Popcorn Buckets: Make your own popcorn buckets by printing out labels and taping or gluing them on to plastic containers. The décor will add a bit of pop and style to your party.


Oscar Bingo: Print out your own Red Carpet Oscar Bingo Cards here and have a little fun before the event begins. The card play off of fun red carpet stereotypes and should be a blast to play.

How To Stay Sane Living Near Loud Construction Noise

Living near a construction area can be a nightmare. Everything is loud, you cannot hear yourself think, let alone sleep. If your sanity is wearing thin. Here are a few ideas to help keep your sanity intact.


Hang fabrics: fabrics can help absorb sound, so hang something over the area where the sound is loudest. If the noise is coming from a window, buy a thick curtain.


Move furniture: your furniture arrangement can help reduce or increase outside sound. If the noise is coming from your balcony, put large pieces of furniture near that area to block the noise.


Play music: if all else fails, always have some light music playing in the background to provide a more pleasant noise to focus on.


Visit The OC Food Swap Valentine’s Edition

The Central OC Food Swap in Santa Ana is part silent auction, part farmer’s market and all fun. The event brings together people all across the Santa Ana and Orange Country areas to present their homemade creations to each other in a unique and fun format. Item can be purchased through an exchange or swap only and no money changes hands. This Sunday’s event will be a Valentine’s Day Food Swap theme, so bring your best holiday crafts and swap them with other members of the community. The event is free, but you must preregister. Here is a bit more info about the event.


Central OC Food Swap
Sunday, February 14 2016
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
The Village
1505 E. 17th St., Santa Ana
Santa Ana, CA 92705

For more information, visit the Central OC Food Swap’s Facebook Page at:



Best Places to Watch the Super Bowl in Santa Ana

The Super Bowl is the biggest sporting event of the year and it typically draws some of the highest television ratings of the year, so even if you are not a football fan, the game is still a must-see event. If you do not want to watch it at your apartment, the easiest option is to find a sports bar or restaurant and watch it there. Luckily, the City of Santa Ana has quite a few excellent options for sports bar viewing. Here is a quick list of three great places to watch the game.


Breakaway Sports Lounge and Eater

2106 N Tustin Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number: (714) 834-0943


Sports Zone Cafe & Nhau

4702 W 1st St
Santa Ana, CA 92703

Phone number: (714) 486-2609


Buffalo Wild Wings

3811 South Bristol Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92704

Phone number: (714) 540-1737