Award season is upon us, and the biggest ceremony is around the corner! The Oscars air next Sunday night, and we couldn’t be more excited! We’ve spent the past few weeks catching up on the top nominated films and making our predictions for the big event (fingers crossed Lady Bird sweeps the night)! Whether you’re a total movie fanatic or just love the red carpet interviews, the Oscars always have a little something for everybody. If you always wanted to throw an award show party, but don’t know where to start, we’ve got you. Here are our top tips for throwing the best viewing party that your guests will be talking for weeks.
set the stage
It’s Hollywood’s biggest night, so have some fun planning your décor to match! Whether you go for a classic black-and-white theme reminiscent of a black-tie event or a more glitzy approach with glitter and gold, keeping consistent is key. You don’t have to completely take over your living room — just infuse a few festive elements to set the stage.
Update your lightbox or letter board with a fun Oscars-themed phrase. Select coordinating décor for everything from your ballot box to the dishware for serving your snacks. Look out for our own line of servingware arriving on Thursday, March 22!
theme your snacks
Just as you theme your décor, follow the same aesthetic for your snacks. You can keep this simple with a signature cocktail for the evening and a few appetizers. If you really want to go all out, step up your snack game with glittery gold treats! We found some festive dessert and appetizer ideas on Pinterest, but if baking isn’t your strong suit, we won’t judge your custom-ordered cake-pops (and neither will your guests)!
plan an activity
The Academy Awards is a rather lengthy affair, so it’s best to keep your guests occupied during commercials (and those speeches that run on a little too long). Start the evening with a simple ballot box, where your guests can cast their vote for best picture (bonus points if you have little jars set up for each of the major awards)! Keep the momentum going with a game of Oscars Bingo! Don’t worry, there’s no need to create Bingo cards yourself — we did that for you.
To play, just mark off the actor or film whenever it wins an award — you know how to do the rest! Download all three versions of the Bingo cards! Shop this adorable coordinating clipboard for your bingo cards!
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Mark next Sunday on your calendars! Do you have any predictions for the evening? Discuss below in the comments!