This post was submitted by contributor Melissa Vandermeer.
What better reason for you to throw a star studded bash with your squad. Spend your evening gossiping about celeb fashion, analyzing those awkward yet inspirational acceptance speeches, pop some bubbly, and nibble on fantastic eats.
To honor this amazing event, we’ve gathered together our best ideas to help you host the best Academy Awards themed party.
1. Let the voting begin.
Make use of this free printable voting ballot from TheGoldKnight.com for your party. It’s gathered all of the nominees in each Oscar category. You can vote just like the real academy. Print a copy for each guest, or even email your guests a copy ahead of the party, to really get a jump on the excitement.
2. Red Carpet Looks
Ask your guests to wear their most fashion forward looks for the night. For added fun, create your own ‘fashion’ awards ahead of time! Best dressed male? Most fabulous mani? Or, most likely to suffer a wardrobe malfunction? You can even hand out your own ‘Oscar’ awards to your category winners!
3. Gourmet Eats
Your Academy Awards bash calls for modern, gourmet-chef-type eats. Our suggestion? A crostini station. A crostini is basically any thinly sliced baguette, bread or ‘toast’ with a topping. The topping options are endless. Some of our faves include shrimp and spicy avocado, or brie with sliced apple and prosciutto. Display your toppings individually on platters, slice up your favourite bakery breads, and let your guests go crazy assembling their culinary concoctions. Search out crostini recipes here .
4. Pop it like champagne.
The bubbly is a classic match for an awards show. If you’re mostly having gals over, try picking up a bottle of trendy , sparkling rosé. Any bottle of the less expensive sparkling wine will definitely work. For the non-champagne loving guests, check out Town & Country’s Magazine’s list of Oscar 2018 Cocktails. For your non-alcoholic guests, stock up on chilled sodas or sparkling juices.
5. Oscar glam.
Easily add Oscar glam to your party by searching out the best ‘Hollywood’ themed decor online. Below we have captured some shots from an Academy Awards party we styled last year. We love the idea of fresh red flowers in a hat box, gold balloons, and awards-show themed candy bar display.
Don’t forget to catch Saverina’s Oscar nominee recap on-the-blog, and cheers to a fabulous party!
~ Melissa, XO. Party Stylist and Founder of Party Girls Company