- Pre-party preparation
With a plethora of awards shows to choose from, you’ll need to first decide which show you would like to view. Be sure to mark your calendar for the show of your choice and send out your invitations. You should also brush up your knowledge of celebrities with the Celebrity Name Game so you’re prepared when they come on-screen.
- Have your guests come red carpet ready
Bring on the glam squad! Your guests will love getting dolled up and pretending they are on the red carpet. Guests can also be encouraged to dress up as characters or artists who were nominated. Take it to the next level by setting up a step and repeat and red carpet for photographs. At the end of the party, have everyone vote on who wins “best dressed”.
- Gold accents galore
Style your home with gold accents and decorations that will make your guests feel as if they are among the A-list celebrities. Make your room pop with a show stopping centerpiece, gold balloons, and glitter. Who needs Hollywood when your home captures the same, glamorous vibe?
- Snacks on snack
No party is complete without the right bites. Since most award shows can last up to three hours, it is essential to keep your guests well fed. Go all out with a charcuterie board, spinach dip, and pigs in a blanket; or keep it simple and channel your inner Ellen DeGeneres, who memorably ordered pizza to the Oscars in 2014.
- Pop, fizz, clink
Champagne and awards season are a timeless pairing! Make sure your bar is fully stocked with themed cocktails and mocktails, and of course, champagne.
At a loss for what to do during commercial breaks? Have your guests participate in trivia to test their knowledge of the awards’ history, current nominees, and previous winners. Guests can also be invited to fill out ballots to predict the evening’s winners. Movie and history buffs alike will be thrilled to compete.
- And the award for Best Dessert goes to…
Treat your guests to an award-winning dessert: cookies! These Oscar statue cookie cutters create the perfect treat to serve at the end of the evening. Grab some frosting and icing so your guests can decorate their cookies during commercial breaks. They can have their awards and eat them too.
- Finish the evening with your acceptance speech
What better way to thank your guests for coming than with an acceptance speech worthy for an awards show? Top it off with swag bags filled with snacks and photos from the evening.