Throw an Opulent Oscar Event
At the Oscars, Hollywood stars, top movies and high fashion come together for one over-the-top night. The awards are all about the glitz and glam, and so should your viewing party. Read on for our tips to throwing a five-star event.
For snacks during the show, serve gourmet popcorn in retro-cool bags.
Drinks: Offer red or white wines to guests with hors d’oeuvres. Because a dose of champagne always ups the ante, serve Semifreddo Bellinis with dessert. This fruity and slushy remake of the classic drink will satisfy any sweet tooth.
Dessert: Make Oscar statue cookies! This cookie cutter from CopperGifts.com gives you the perfect mini golden man. Cut the cookies, bake, ice with vanilla frosting tinted bright yellow and cover with yellow sprinkles. For foodies who want to go the extra step, check out this blog post from Bakerella.com for more advanced instructions and decoration ideas.
Games: Before guests arrive, make ballots for everyone to fill out who they expect to win each category. At the end of the night, figure out who predicted the most winners and give them a a set of movie tickets as the prize.
Favors: Put the ballots from the game inside wine glasses for guests to take. Consider personalizing the glasses with “And the winner is…” so guests will always remember your award-winning party.
Throwing your own Oscar event? Share your decoration, food and game ideas in the comments.