Make the Oscars your night on the red carpet, too, by hosting an Oscar theme party. This is becoming a more popular practice among star struck movie lovers. With a little planning, it’s easy to pull together, and it’s destined to be a night you and your friends will remember long after the awards have been handed out and the curtains have closed.
With the recent announcement of nominees, you can customize your party to some of this year’s prospects. You can plan your evening around one movie, or use all the ideas listed below for a real blockbuster night.
The Black Swan makes for some creative decorations. Wrap the backs of your chairs up in black tulle and tie them with some black ribbon to really set the mood. Encourage your guests to don black boas, and if they’re really into it, they can sport tutus and fake blood. As for the gents, they can come dressed in their finest– ready to watch the ballet. Top hats and tuxedos get bonus points.
You can wow your guests with a cake in the spirit of The Fighter. Make it look like two boxing gloves at the point of contact by using two round cakes, with a bit cut out to make the thumb of the glove, and small squares at the wrists. Then frost the cake red and use white frosting to make the laces.
Obviously, the main part of the evening is to actually watch the Oscars, so a large part of the evening is going to be spent in front of the TV. A quiet game inspired by The Social Network will be a perfect fit for intermittent mingling. Have everyone bring a few photos of themselves to post up around the room. Leave out several Sharpies and pads of sticky notes so your guests can “comment” under their friends’ action shots.
You can go crazy with the Blue Valentine theme. You can pretty much dye anything edible – blue drinks, blue cake, blue popcorn – but if food coloring isn’t your thing, stick with the decorations. You can put non-flammable plastic wrap over your lights and splash the room with blue confetti.
Whatever movie theme you choose for Oscar night, your party wouldn’t be complete without a red carpet. Roll out a long, red piece of fabric for your arriving guests, and announce their arrival to the eager crowd, and even go as far as handing out awards to the winners. Top it off with a photo shoot – take a Polaroid while they strike a pose.
However you decide to structure your evening, don’t forget to tune in for the real thing on February 27 at 8 pm on ABC. See you on the carpet!