How to Host an Oscar Viewing Party
Hollywood’s biggest night is just around the corner. While you might not have scored a ticket to the night’s proceedings, you can celebrate in style from the comfort of your own home. Here are a few tips to throwing a great party to rival Vanity Fair’s annual shindig.
• Hand Out Your Own Awards
Purchase a few fake statuettes to pass out throughout the night. As you will see below, you can hand them out for several categories like Best Dressed and Ballot Winner.
• Dress the Part
The one aspect many viewers look forward to is the red carpet coverage beforehand. All of the stunning dresses, glittering jewels, and dashing suits. Glam it up with them and encourage your guests to dress to the nines. Award the Best Dressed man and woman at your party.
Your décor should also match the festivities of the night. Lay down a red carpet for your guests to walk in on. Set-up a photo booth at the end of it. Place long gold streamers in the back and a camera on a tripod or use your phones to capture silly photos. It will be a fun night your guests will want to remember.
Rather than use plastic glasses or paper napkins, up your game by renting glass champagne flutes, linen tablecloths and napkins.
• Cast Your Vote
Print out Oscar Ballots, there are many free prints to be found on the internet. Have everyone mark their predictions before the event gets underway. You can again, award a statuette to the guest(s) who have the most correct answers.
• Food and Drink
Champagne is the drink of choice for any Oscar party. Make sure you have a few bottles chilled to celebrate the night. Sparkling apple cider is also a great alternative. A variety of drinks is always best to have on-hand.
When it comes to food, make it simple by having a wide variety of hors d’oeuvres for guests to snack on throughout the night. Pigs in a blanket, stuffed mushrooms, egg rolls, and bacon-wrapped shrimp are just a few things you can pick from. Do not forget the popcorn to pay a nod to the movies.
On behalf of MTB Event Rentals, we hope these tips have helped you and you have a wonderful night.