Grab your crew and host the hottest awards party of the year with an Oscar-themed party. The Academy Awards show is an exciting day for just about everyone, from the movie enthusiast to even the casual movie-goer. And though the pandemic has disrupted the Oscars over the last couple of years, it’s safe to say that 2022’s awards show is going to be huge! All you need are a few Oscar party ideas to make your night just as grand.
Here are FIVE Oscar Party Ideas
Serve Fancy Oscar Eats!
Serve plenty of appetizers, like gourmet popcorn in cute buckets, bruschetta, and tiny fruit parfaits. An Oscar party is the perfect excuse to go all out with a charcuterie board. (If you’re short on time, Trader Joe’s sells a wide variety of frozen appetizers that look as good as they taste). Stick with the Oscars color scheme and use black and gold plates, cups, napkins, and utensils.
Give out Oscars to your Guests
Join in on the fun and give out Academy Awards of your own! Use ballots and envelopes just like the real deal, and make sure everyone gets their nominations in at the beginning of the party. Choose a few popular nominees and come up with some trivia questions about each one. You can also incorporate questions about past winners as well, to be fair to those who haven’t seen all of the recent films. Offer prizes to the winners, such as movie tickets, movie memorabilia, gourmet candy, or DVDs/Blu-rays.
Break out the formal gowns, suits, tuxedos, heels, and dress shoes. If you’ve got a fun-loving crowd, go for eclectic looks a la Met Gala for a fun twist. Complete your looks with bold lipstick, jewelry, and elegant hairstyles. Encourage everyone to participate in dressing up by having a competition for the title of “Best Dressed.”
Make Movie Magic Drinks
Create some Hollywood- inspired cocktails themed after the nominated movies or past winners. If you have kids at the party, classic virgin drinks like Shirley Temples and Roy Rogers are perfect!) Also, champagne is a must. You can even give everyone their own mini bottles for the party. The right drinks will enhance the evening and add a sophisticated vibe everyone will appreciate.
Take Fun Pictures
All you need are a few fun props like boas and movie scene markers, and you have a fun activity to keep guests entertained before the show begins!
Have a great time and hope you are inspired to have a few friends, a few laughs and cheer on your favorite movies!
love, kelly (krishna) ❤