The Oscars, also known as the Academy Awards, take place on Feb. 9 this year. During this ceremony, the best films, actors, actresses and other cinematic talents of the previous year are honored in Los Angeles at the Dolby Theater. While you may not have scored a ticket to the show this year, there’s still an opportunity to get cozy on the couch with friends and family and throw the ultimate get-together to watch the best – and worst – dressed on the red carpet, the glitz and glamor of the awards ceremony and highlights of the after parties. Here are a few simple tips and tricks to hosting the best Oscars viewing party:
1. Decorate with a Theme
From balloons and streamers to confetti and banners, there are so many cute ways to decorate your living room to follow the captivating and classy theme that comes with the Oscars. Use black, gold, silver and white accents throughout your living space, and don’t forget to roll out the red carpet. This is the perfect accessory that will have your guests talking until the next awards ceremony.
2. Don’t Forget the Snacks
The last thing you want is a house full of hungry guests who can’t wait to leave and grab a bite to eat on their way home. Remember: Just because you’re throwing a party, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to get it catered. Have fun with the Oscars party and dish out some delicious themed treats instead. Delish recommended a few appetizer, dessert and drink recipes that your guests will love, such as the Black Tie Brie Bites, Champagne Jell-O Shots, Golden Oreo Truffles, Garlicky Shrimp Cocktail and Popcorn-decorated Cupcakes.
3. Provide Champagne and Other Fun Beverages
What better way to celebrate all of the winners than over a freshly popped bottle of champagne? Treat your guests to a little bubbly, or shake up some themed cocktails throughout the night to keep things interesting.
4. Play an Oscar Wins Prediction Game
Before the ceremony begins, hand out a prediction card to each of your guests to guess who will take home the trophy for each category. Make things interesting and give the winner a prize – perhaps a mock statute! This is another simple gesture that won’t go unnoticed.
5. Hand Out Bouquets as Party Favors
Don’t let your guests leave empty-handed. Give them a gift that emphasizes the lavish life that comes with walking the red carpet by handing out gorgeous Teleflora bouquets. We have so many beautiful “Just Because” options that your friends will adore and cherish. One of our florists will hand-deliver the floral arrangements just in time for the party so you don’t have to worry about setting aside time to pick up the flowers.