When I was younger I always wanted to be an actress. Maybe it was my flair for drama, but I loved everything about the movies, theater and the Hollywood stars. I wanted to live that life. Fast forward a few years, and while I would still love to see my name in lights, be on TV and famous, for now I’ll have to settle with living vicariously through the happenings in Hollywood. Which is exactly why I love award season and will be planning a few parties to take it all in! I’ve partnered with World Market to share some fun and extraordinary Glam Oscar Party Ideas that will help you celebrate the glitz and glam of the 87th Academy Awards! Plus, keep reading for details about the World Market Movie Lovers Sweepstakes.
Roll out the red carpet, grab your girlfriends and pop the champagne! I’ll show you the tips, tricks and recipe ideas for hosting a Glam Oscar Party of your own. It doesn’t need to be fancy, after all it’s all about spending time with your friends, all you need are a few entertaining essentials, delicious food and good friends for an award worthy evening.
1. Set An Award Winning Stage
One glance at your table and guest will be star struck. Set out fresh flowers, add shimmery pops of gold, and hang festive garland for a display that is as good as gold. A glammed up space will really set the tone for your award winning Oscar party, and remember it doesn’t have to be complicated, just look around your house and use items that you already have. I moved my small gold mirrored butler tray from my living room to act as a simple bar cart and drink station.
2. Swanky Snacks
Your Oscar party food doesn’t have to be complicated to be award winning. Glam up store bought items like mini toast topped with mushrooms,onions and goat cheese for a bite sized appetizer even the stars would love. Even store bought tomato soup looks red carpet ready served in mini tasting spoons and grilled cheese bites. Bamboo skewers are the perfect Oscar party accessory, use them for small bites such as cheese squares, fruit balls and a variety of meats.
Don’t forget the star of all movie snacks, popcorn or course! Serve the iconic theater snack in a glass container and let guest scoop them into paper boxes or decorative bags.The star of all movie snacks? Popcorn, of course! Serve the iconic theater snack in paper popcorn containers. And end the night with a sweet treat, movie reel cupcakes or mini cheesecake parfaits.
3. Toast with a Signature Cocktail
Create a signature drink for your event and raise a glass to toast all the nominees. This non-alcoholic Blood Orange Cocktail is a refreshing beverage that is simple to whip up. Grab a few bottles of Blood Orange Italian Soda at World Market, add raspberries and a splash of ginger ale for a signature drink worth toasting. To make it extraordinary serve in gold sugar rimmed glasses with bow tie stir sticks.
4. Cast Your Vote
From the Red Carpet Preview to drawn out acceptance speeches the Oscars can be quite lengthy. Plan some fun activities to keep the party exciting and when the awards get a little long. Download free Oscar Party bingo cards or ballots for you and your guest to make your own predictions about who will take home the gold.
5. Strike a Pose for the Paparazzi
Strike a pose and document a fun evening with friends. The whole point of the red carpet is to be seen and photographed, so set up an area with photo booth props and roll out the red carpet for you and your celebrity guest.
With these simple tips your Glam Oscar Party will rival the hottest awards party of the year. With a cast of A-list drinks, appetizers and decorations, and entertaining essentials your party will be worthy of Hollywood’s top stars. Remember, black tie is option but popcorn is a must!
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