Are you hosting your very first Oscars Viewing Party and have no idea where to start? To prevent your party from being a bore, check out these Oscars themed party ideas that will certainly deserve an award of its own!
1. Academy Award Invitations
Invitations are a must for any party, but you want to be creative so they do not get lost. You can send a digital invite or make your own handmade movie ticket invites. The latter will certainly catch everyone’s attention!
2. Red Carpet
It is an Oscar Viewing Party so of course you will need a red carpet! A Dollar Tree red table cloth will suffice perfectly. If you want to go the extra mile, create golden stars with your guests’ name on them and place them on the carpet to create your own Hollywood Walk of Fame.
3. Oscar Ballot
To get your party started, have everyone fill out a ballot, predicting who will win in each category, from best actress to best picture. You can even give someone a prize if they predict everything accurately!
4. Snack Bar
It is going to be a long, long night. The Oscars last for nearly four hours so you got to keep everyone energized. To prevent your guests from going hungry during the viewing, create a snack bar filled with plenty of goodies. Your guests might think they are at an actual theater.
5. DIY Golden Tumblers
These DIY golden tumblers are beyond easy to make, and they will certainly add extra glitz to your party! All you need is spray glue, gold glitter, and glass cups. Once you spray the bottom of the glass cups with glue, you just dip them in a jar gold glitter and voila! You have gorgeous drinking cups for your Oscar Viewing Party!
6. Piper Heidsieck Champagne
This is the official drink of the Academy Awards so why not be extra and have your guest sip on the same drink that all your favorite celebrities are sipping? Stop by your local liquor store and look for Piper Heidsieck Champagne or simply order it online.
7. Curtains Around TV
Want the full theater experience? Hang red curtains around your TV!
8. Popcorn Bags
Your guests are going to need something to munch on for four hours. Keep plenty of food and snacks in tow. One Oscars Viewing tip is serving popcorn to your guests. And thank God to Pinterest that you make your own popcorn bags or print them out for free! You can also be creative and make different kinds of popcorn, including truffle popcorn!
9. Oscar Drinking Game
Sometimes the Oscars feel like it drags for all eternity. To keep you and your guests occupied if things start to get dull, create an Oscars drinking game. For example, you can each take a shot when the “wrap it up” music begins to play, when the camera pans to a bored looking celebrity, or when the host awkwardly make a joke that doesn’t generate a lot of laughs. Create the rules before the Oscars begin!
10. Academy Award Cupcakes
With these Academy Award themed cupcakes, everyone gets an award! Start off by making red velvet cupcakes to match the red carpet, and the overarching theme of your party. Luckily, you do not need to use the boxed stuff; check out this super easy red velvet cupcake recipe here. You can then use food coloring to dye the cream cheese frosting gold to make it more Oscar-esque. Then top the cupcakes with these Oscars cupcakes toppers from Etsy!