You know you need to send invitations, create décor, prepare delicious food, and plan fun games for a fabulous Oscar Party, but how do you make your party stand out from the rest? By adding a bit of luxury! With the Oscar’s happening on a Sunday and everyone going to work Monday morning, there are 5 simple ways to take your party to the next level and leave your guests feeling glamorous.
Create a red carpet inspired tablescape.
Starting with a velvet red fabric runner, add small round mirrors, gold mercury glass or glittered votives, and top with tall skinny vases with red flowers draping over the top. While the display sounds too fancy to put together yourself, it really is simple. Utilize your local fabric store for the runner, the dollar store or Amazon for the mirrors and votives, and a neighborhood floral shop for the centerpieces. No awards night is complete without a red carpet!
Luxury doesn’t exist without champagne!
Enjoy it by itself or create a delectable punch using champagne, brandy, raspberries, and a hint of mint & orange. Rather than purchasing plastic champagne glasses from the dollar store, grab a glass set from Target and add in some gold tinsel stir sticks. After hosting such a fabulous party, your guests will be asking when the next one is, giving you an excuse to use them again, and again. Give champagne bottles as prizes for the winners of your games or create custom mini champagne bottles to give to all guests as favors.
Have some fun with a show stopping photo booth.
Attach a sheet of elegant gold printed wrapping paper or a glitter star garland to a blank wall with plenty of posing space in front. Purchase some fun props for the dollar store or party supply store. Send your guests home with the props at the end of the night so they can remember all of the fun they had! Next year, use the photos for the invitation on in a fun game.
Create a popcorn & snack bar to satisfy those taste buds.
Include specialty cheeses from a deli, a variety of crackers and vegetables, an assortment of meats, and some olives to add rich color. Add a few types of popcorn in pretty bowls and, remember the caramel corn! Display your goodies on elegant platters or stands from a home goods store to jazz things up. Provide guests with plenty of gold napkins to keep those outfits looking beautiful.
For dinner and dessert, keep everything mini.
Your menu should consist of foods that are easy to eat when dressed elegantly. Pulled pork sliders are cute and easy to fix for a crowd, but no one wants BBQ covered pork on their dress. Think mini stuffed peppers, bacon wrapped vegetables, potato fingerlings, half size egg rolls, tiny chocolate cookies, and truffles. Serve your food on plates easily held in one hand- in between cocktail size and dinner size. Glam it up with gold plates and glitter dipped glassware.
No party is complete without a music playlist of songs from the nominated movies. Be sure to make your guests feel comfortable by providing an infused water pitcher and offering to hang their coat when they arrive.
Adding affordable luxury to each piece of your Oscar party will secure your spot as the most glamorous host in the neighborhood. It’s time to get started planning the perfect Oscar party!