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The Oscars: 8 Ways to Throw the Party of the Year

If you’re not walking the red carpet this Sunday, it must be because you’re throwing the biggest party of the year! It’s time to roll up your sleeves, get out your planner, and start making some calls – you never know which celebrities could show up on your doorstep…

There is something to be said for glamorous parties, even if they’re on a budget. Is it possible to replicate a 90210 affair with supplies from your local craft store? Absolutely. From the invitations and attire to the cocktails and appetizers, there is always a way to make your party an award winner!

Whether your guest list consists of Leonardo DiCaprio and Angelina Jolie, or just your friendly neighbors down the street, here are 8 ways to make your Oscars party the talk of the town:

A-List Admission
First impressions are everything. Keep it classy by using the official Oscar’s Site to design your invitations before you send them out to your VIP guest list. No one wants to get caught with the same evite as the event down the street, so add a quick preview of your party with a few photos and a fresh theme to get your guests ready for the big night!

Dress to Impress
“Who are you wearing?” will be the question of the night, on or off the red carpet. There has never been a better time to grab that sparkly dress out of the back of your closet, or visit your favorite department store to show off the newest 2018 trends. You may have a grade-a guest list, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be the star of the party!

Set the Scene
Every tabloid-worthy party has a color-scheme, a pop of art, and a timeless theme. Perhaps pastels are your thing – throw some baby blue napkins on the table and some rose pink cups at your refreshment bar! Or maybe you prefer the classic black, white, and gold look. Some gold confetti on the table with black and white balloons will give a classy feel to your home theater.

To add a cinematic touch to your viewing party, consider hanging up the nominated movies’ posters on the walls using our LED Marquee Poster Frames. These will illuminate your posters, making even the smallest room feel like a 5-star movie theater!

Spoonful of Sugar
The popcorn is only the start of your concessions stand for this premiere. Add a thematic touch with Red Carpet Cake Pops, and some decorative cupcakes!

Want to be the new Gatsby? Try some upscale appetizers like Caprese salad skewers and artichoke bruschetta bites. These will keep your guests coming back to your parties for years to come!

Pop, Fizz, Clink!
Originality is at the heart of every award-winning party. What better way to make a name for your event than a unique Oscars’ cocktail? Try your own rendition of the Leading Lady Martini – fresh lemon, raspberry and citrus vodka, orange liqueur, and raspberries for garnish.

Have some wine connoisseurs on your guest list? Make some decorative black-tie wine glasses for the occasion! But don’t forget your wine glass caddy to prevent spillage on your luxury home theater seats.

Lights, Camera, Action
There is no point in having a party if you can’t show it off! Head to your nearest craft store to create a small photo-booth and fun accessories, so your guests can share their photos on social media and make your party the talk of the town!

May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor…
Friendly competition can always spice up a small get-together. Make everyone a bingo card with the nominated actors and movies. Each time an award is announced, everyone crosses it off their boards! Treat the winner to a wine and crackers gift basket, or some free movie passes so they can check out the best films of 2018!

Oh, Goodie!
Hit up your local dollar store to find some black and gold bags, a few treats, and miniature Oscars statues to make the perfect goodie bag for your guests to remember the evening by! You want all your guests to know that this will be their Oscars party destination for the 85th Annual Oscars in 2019!

Just because you don’t have Manhattan’s finest party planner, or George Clooney’s personal chef in your contacts doesn’t mean your event can’t be the party of the year… just follow these 8 simple steps to give your guests the Hollywood treatment this Sunday night!