With the Oscars only a little more than a week away, are you ready to throw an award-worthy Oscar party? I’ve got 5 tips below to help you prepare:1. Set the Mood: Are you tired of all the black/white/red/gold parties? I am. They feel dated and … well, obvious. So I decided to shake it up with a pink (of course!), orange, and gold themed party! I know, obvious for me. But no red carpet, no film reels, but a lot of fresh colors and fun!You can also set the mood with a dress code: have your guests dress in costume, dress to the nines, or wear pajamas! I love the idea of a costume party! Who would you dress up as for this years Oscars? Birdman? A Boxtroll? Zero Moustafa? Agatha? or a member of the Society of the Crossed Keys? (Can you guess who I’m hoping wins for Achievement in Costume Design?)2. Craft Services: A party just isn’t a party without a cake … or cupcakes!These Red Carpet Cupcakes with Hollywood Sign Caketoppers are super easy to whip up!
And any award-worthy Oscar party will have popcorn, or better yet, a popcorn bar! You can check out a few of my Popcorn Toppings recipes including Chocolate Peanut Butter, S’mores Popcorn, and Garlic Parmesan! And I created a new one: Fancy White Chocolate! What makes it fancy? The sprinkles!
- ½ cup unpopped popcorn
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup white chocolate chips
- ½ cup corn syrup
- salt to taste
- sprinkles of choice
- Pop popcorn and transfer half to bowl.
- Melt and mix sugar, white chocolate chips, and corn syrup over low heat on stove.
- Once mixed, drop a few spoonfuls over popcorn, add sprinkles, and mix. Repeat.
- Add other half of popcorn to bowl.
- Repeat step 3.
- Salt to taste.
3. Cocktails: I decided to keep the cocktails simple with some bubbly. But I couldn’t just put a bottle of bubbly in an ice bucket – no, it had to be glitter bubbly!4. Comfy Seating: Make sure you have enough seating. Only have a couch and some chairs? Add some floor pillows and blankets.
5. Games and Entertainment: I know the Oscars themselves can be entertaining (with a good host), but sometimes it’s more fun with games! I LOVE a good game of Bingo! I’m competitive so a bingo game keeps me watching the show when I really just want to eat and chat with friends. If you’re hosting, you can giveaway a bottle of champagne to the first guest who yells BINGO!
But my favorite is a ballot! You can either have guests “buy-in” when they arrive and the winner with the most correct guesses wins the grand prize at the end of the night, or you can host the prize and giveaway movie tickets!
You can download a ballot here.
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