Hosting an Academy Awards Party
Oh awards season, how I love thee. The Academy Awards are coming up and what better way to celebrate than by throwing your own Oscars party? Here’s a list of what you need to set up the best party of the night:
Invitations: To make sure all your favorite people are there, send out some real invites. Nothing gets the anticipation going like a personalized invitation to the biggest party of the season!
Oscars Décor: Think old-school Hollywood glam: black, white, and metallic; pearls, feathers, and crystal; or a pure gold theme! Don’t forget proper lighting to really set the mood, do away with overhead lights and set up soft-lit lamps and candles (real or faux). My personal favorite- as a nod to film history, display photos of past Academy Award winners, or even the nominees of the night!
Dress Code: Glam it up! All your favorite celebs will be wearing their best dresses and favorite designers, and you should, too! Request your guests to don their finest threads and for a fun twist to show off their style, set up a photo booth backdrop complete with a red carpet and props. Think microphones, gold statues, lips, and bowties!
Games: Everyone’s seen at least a few of the nominated movies (if not all!) and they’ve all got opinions as to who they think should go home with that shiny gold guy. Give each person a ballot when they arrive and have them keep track of the winners as the night goes on. Keep a running tally of the night’s events (mom dates, wardrobe malfunctions, and who’s speech gets cut off by the music) in a game of Bingo. Get the party started on the red carpet with Bingo: Gown Edition! Prizes are necessary, so hand out Oscar statues of your own to the people who get the most Oscar winners correct or yell Bingo first!
Food: Good food is the key to a successful party. Get creative with your recipes! Champagne for toasts, an Oscar inspired signature drink, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and a yummy dessert are must-haves for your fête. Give these sparkly donuts a try!
There are so many great movies represented this year: La La Land, Hidden Figures, and Manchester by the Sea, just to name a few. Invite your BFFs, pass out those ballots, sip champagne, and get ready for an awesome Academy Awards!