Plan Your Own Oscar Party!

Everyone knows that I look for any excuse to throw a party,but this year I will be traveling during the Oscars. That doesn’t mean that you can’t throw your own Oscar Party for your friends and family. As I looked online for ideas I came across a few ideas for you that would definitely turn your Oscar party into the ultimate social event.

First, create your stationary with the Oscar trademark statue on them, so that people are aware that the Oscars are the focus of your party. That way they aren’t expecting to come over to watch basketball! If you are going to keep it small, try using an online invitation format like evite.com to get the word out. Then carry out that theme on your menu cards and signage. Here is an example of an Oscar menu card from www.nj.com that caught my attention.

Secondly, you have to make this Oscar party exciting, so why not get in the spirit of it by creating some mini Oscar ballots for your guests to fill out with their selections for the most coveted nominations (Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, etc. ) and once the winners are announced the guest with the most nominations wins a gift!  I found this Oscar Bingo on www.howaboutorange.com and I think it is absolutely genius!

Take a look:

Thirdly, you are going to want to create a menu that is festive and fun, so think outside of the box and create an eye popping food display using reds, gold, blacks and whites in your color scheme. Use funky linens to decorate your display and tables and create a few signature cocktails named after previous Oscar winners. It is an absolute must to have a dessert bar with a variety of sweet delicacies. I also found these online at www.thisnext.com and I absolutely fell in love!

Gaze on this:

How cute are these???

Lastly, you have to include the kiddies in your party. If you have kids, create an area for them to have their own “Oscar the grouch party” and show episodes of Sesame Street and other kid shows and games that they enjoy. They can even have their own invitation to the party..check this out from www.lite1069.com for inspiration:

Now that you have an idea of what you want to do for the Oscars, whose inviting me to the party???

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