Unfortunately for those of us who are not Hollywood superstars, attending the Oscars is more than likely not an option. However, just because you can’t hit the red carpet and sit amongst the stars doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the 2017 show in style.
The 89th Academy Award ceremony is a memorable time for those in attendance, why not make your night one to remember by throwing the ultimate Oscars party? From decorations to tasty bites, check out what you need to throw the ultimate Hollywood bash from the comfort of your home on Sunday night.
Make sure your home sparkles as bright as the stars with the perfect decorations. Something as simple as garland can class up any doorway. You can also hang garland on a wall to act as the perfect photo booth background. Also, consider transforming your furniture for the night. Push your dresser into the living room corner and set up a bar. Dig in the closet, grab the holiday tablecloth, lay it across the dresser, throw some gold streamers on top and just like that you now have a classy serving area.
Champagne is a great beverage to serve at an Oscars party. Champagne flutes are pictured at A Dinner With Rick Bayless and Daniela Soto-Innes on Oct. 14, 2016 in New York City. Photo: Getty Images
What are the Academy Awards without the flowing of bubbly throughout the room? Champagne is always a must for this occasion but for those feeling creative, try making some Oscar-themed cocktails. Make sure you keep your guests’ glasses full with these best picture category inspired cocktail ideas from Vogue.
Chow down like a star
Keep guests busy in between commercial breaks with an endless amount of appetizers inspired by Academy Award nominated films. Dazzle guests with chicken and waffle sliders inspired by “La La Land” or some jalebi from “Lion.” No matter how many ideas from Delish you decide to create, make sure that there is an ample amount of popcorn available at any given moment. You can’t celebrate the world of film without that tasty, buttered snack.
The stars have arrived
If you have a red carpet, kudos to you for being prepared for the ultimate Oscar party well in advance, however, if you do not have one readily available, you can still make your guests feel important upon arrival. Get creative with some cardboard, cut out stars and load them with glitter. If you are feeling lazy you can order glittered stars online. Either way, once you have them in your possession place them on the floor to create your own walk of fame like the one featured in Better Homes & Gardens.
Don’t send you guest home empty-handed after they just spent over three hours watching people get handed trophies. Give them something to smile about with these creative goodie bag ideas from Pinterest. Whether you plan on putting your all into this project or are looking to get things done in under an hour. You are sure to find something that will satisfy both you and your guests.
The Oscars air on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. EST on ABC.
Hosting an Oscars party is a great way to view the award ceremony at home. Oscar statues are pictured backstage during the 88th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. Photo: Getty Images
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