This weekend I am ridiculously excited to watch the Oscars. It’s my Superbowl. And even better, this year I am hosting some friends for an Oscar viewing party! All the fashion, all the surprises and all the big wins! I want to make the evening a fun night to celebrate this year’s best in film, without breaking the bank. So, I’ve compiled a list of 6 simple Oscar party ideas to help make the night a hit with your guests!
1. Add some Gold and Glitter
Decorating for the party doesn’t need to be hard or expensive. With some gold card stock and a star template you can create some sparkling banners. Light some candles that smell delicious. Maybe grab some gold and white straws, napkins and paper plates. Stay on the gold path and you are sure to add that little bit of glamour the night calls for.
2. Go simple with sparkling refreshments
Sure, there are lots of fancy drinks out there but there’s nothing wrong with basic bubbly. Add some fruit, gold name tags or cute straws. Or you can have guests create their own concoction and mix a drink! I may try a Pellegrino bar at this year’s party
3. Offer up the best concession
Popcorn? Check. Chocolate? Definitely. Sour patch kids? I think so! It doesn’t need to be much but a fun display of concession favourites will go a long way with your party members. The trick is to make it look more decadent with your presentation – pretty serving bowls, popcorn bags and gold labels will go a long way and shouldn’t cost you more than a quick trip to the craft store.
4. Games a plenty
Add a game or two to make the party even more fun. I love this bingo game idea while enjoying the red carpet. It’s a great way to kick off the night and all you need are some gold star stickers to keep track. Try printing this one. And if bingo isn’t what you’re after, try playing some trivia or Heads Up – movie edition of course.
5. Keep tabs on the night
Have Oscar ballots ready for your guests to fill out before the awards begin. At the end of the night, see who got the most categories right! A little competition never hurt anyone, right? Here’s a great Free printable oscar ballot that I plan to use this year. I’ll have pens at the ready – oh, and handy clipboards of course. I’m also planning on creating another sheet to help us categorize our best dressed of the evening, which is always the most exciting!
6. Gift some Swag
We all know about the amazing swag that celebrities get during the awards season and your guests deserve that same treatment, even if it’s on a much…much…smaller scale. Give a swag bag at the end of the night, or before, with some sparkly nail polish, a mini bottle of pink champagne and some chocolate.
I’m looking forward to the night and will definitely be posting all our highlights!
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