Sweet & Simple Oscars Viewing Party

Written by on January 30, 2013 in Entertaining, Lifestyle - 19 Comments
Oscar Viewing Party, Golden Globe Party, DIY Oscar Party

Oscar Viewing Party, Golden Globe Party, DIY Oscar Party

We’ve all dreamed about what it must be like to attend the Oscars—to be primped and pampered and dressed in a designer gown, to see the world’s favorite movie stars in the flesh, and to sip champagne with the best of them. Unfortunately, for most of us, this will never be a reality. But fret not! This year, bring the glamour straight into your own home by hosting an Oscars viewing party! We came up with a few easy DIY projects that are definitely award winners.

Photography: Natalie Franke
Calligraphy: A Fabulous Fete
Styling: Caitlin Moran for Glitter Guide

Glasses, Dishes, & Accessories: Cin Cin Vintage

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  • Set up a simple buffet with salty & sweet treats for guests to munch on before dinner and signature drinks. Champagne cupcakes, truffled popcorn, and macarons are always festive crowd-pleasers.

  • Toss fresh popped corn with truffle oil & sea salt for a decadent treat. To make your own paper holders, simply cut a sturdy piece of paper to measure 7 1/2 X 11″. Twist into a cone shape and tape!

  • Use delicate glassware to hold cookies. Add a golden touch by spraying macarons with an edible metallic finish and topping with edible glitter!

  • Allow guests to mix their own signature drinks. Try a champagne bar and use recipe cards to guide guests.

  • Try 3 drinks that use similar ingredients—like a Classic Champagne Cocktail, Rosemary Gin Fizz, and French75.

  • Let your guests dress their drinks with festive swizzle sticks and paper straws.

  • Print Oscar ballots online and see who racks up the most awards! You can download the ballot we used from Good Housekeeping here.

  • Edible gold stars add a fun touch to simple cupcakes.

  • We kept the tablescape simple with white linens and dishes, and we scattered gold star cut-outs and movie tickets down the center.

  • For the seating cards, we used small trophies from the dollar store and spray-painted the tickets gold. We attached them with mini clothespins we covered in gold glitter!

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