As the ultimate night of older Hollywood glitz and glam, the Academy Awards is an annual celebration of amazing movies, stunning actors and, of course, over-the-top dresses. Even though most people won’t get the opportunity to produce a red carpet appearance, there are several approaches to celebrate the night in style — whether you are spending time with your family or a large group of friends. In 2013 that night is Sunday, February 24. It’s possible to see the nominees here.
To give your own living space that elegant Tinseltown texture, you do not require a celebrity-size salary; in fact, you need only a few carefully chosen accessories and some imagination. These ideas, taken from a stash of bloggers, will help get you started.
Make your snacks function double duty. When put on a side table, these magnificent sugar cookies can easily be table ornaments till they are all gone, that is. For an additional design signature, Angie from Bakerella created small group signs so guests may select which “award” they’d like to get.
Get crafty with your centerpiece. For an award winning table on a small budget, create your personal Oscar statuette. Even though it might appear complicated, Kathleen from Twig & Thistle offers an easy-to-follow template that almost guarantees a solid end result. Experiment with the newspaper colour and pattern for your own distinctive twist.
Don’t go overboard with your theme. Though it’s great to have hints of Hollywood, not every decoration should scream “Oscars.” Having a pleasure Oreo “cake” and white flowers, Kathleen from Twig & Thistle ensures the elegant colour scheme (and not the movie mentions) takes precedence.
Offer an entertaining party game. Instead of simply waiting around for the winners, create the whole series a party by enjoying with this Oscar-themed bingo game with guests.A free downloading, courtesy ofJessica from How About Orange, allows you to check off a box when lines are botched or celebrities are redeemed.
Let your visitors participate. As this is, after all, an awards show, have your guests select their favorites beforehand with a pleasure Oscar ballot (a printable version is available here). To turn it into a tabletop decoration, Kelly from Studio DIY packaged it well inside a clear and gold tubing and additional sequins for a little sparkle.
Dress up like the stars. Who says adults are too old to perform dress-up? For a festive party spin, Janna, Joli and Kara in The Gossip at Girlfriend Galas imply including fun accessories, such as sunglasses, hats, boas and crowns, to be sure everyone gets their red carpet moment. To capture the moments, utilize disposable cameras or lease a photo booth.
Ensure everyone gets an Oscar. Your friends will most likely not go home with a Best Actress award, but they can find a Best Actress cupcake!Keisha from Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams added category-themed toppers for her party kit for extra colour and decoration.
Establish the mood early. Be sure your guests are well prepared for a really glam night by sending out classy invitations. These beauties, created by Kathleen from Twig & Thistle, will make your visitors feel like real actors.
Consider all of the little details. When you are throwing a party, simple touches can make all the difference. By folding napkins and including a customized decal, Keisha from Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams created her own version of an awards. Professional!
Give guests something to take home. This sparkly invention by Kelly from Studio DIY makes for a great guest goodie bag. Just fill it with delectable treats and send everyone home with something to remember you (and your party) by.
Don’t forget the popcorn. No more Oscars night would be complete with this movie theater staple. Guarantee that everyone gets their fill by wrapping up individual portions, like Kathleen from Twig & Thistle failed here. Use her template to create your own customizable popcorn boxes.
Consider your wall area. While the emphasis here is on food and tabletop decorations, including some additional decor will help brighten up the remainder of the room. Keisha from Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams placed this festive color-coordinated banner over her treats dining table to help reevaluate her colorful party scheme.