Happy weekend! Will you be attending or hosting an Oscars party this weekend? I have been looking at all the beautifully creative ideas online the last few days and thought it would be fun to share a few of them with you here. (There must be a zillion out there!) Even if you aren’t interested in the Academy Awards, perhaps some of the details could be saved for other entertaining occasions. (A few of these came from weddings..not Oscar parties.)
The first thought that comes to mind with this kind of party is glitter and glitz. Fancy is fun for an Oscar party! Here is a super cute invitation that sets the tone perfectly. (And there are full diy directions at the site.)
After the invitation, the next thing to think of is…no not the food….the games! You want to have some friendly competition going on. Which of your guests can pick the most winners? Here are several lovely options for voting ballots.
(They even have that cute diy Oscar award on the site!)
Or perhaps bingo is more your style? (This one is from a previous Academy Awards show and would have to be updated, but I love the styling on the kraft paper.)
After the invitations and the games are planned, think about the table setting. I thought this one was simple and classic.
Then even had an oreo stack cake like we had at our daughter’s graduation party
and a printable Oscar.
Here is another party with a lot of pretty ideas (from the creative folks who designed the invitation at the start of the post.)
This next one has been saved on my Pinterest board for a long time because of those absolutely precious cupcake toppers. (Several good ideas at the site.)
An entire movie party kit is available for purchase below and could easily be adapted to an Oscars party.
Loralee Lewis always does over the top events with every kind of detail imaginable.
Even Orville Redenbacher gets in on the Oscar action with this party.
Speaking of Orville, there are tons of great food ideas out there for your party. (This one includes the cupcake recipe.)
I thought these cake pops were so clever!
I think we have enough ideas to get that party started now; don’t you? Before your guests arrive you might want to take a look at some Oscar history so that you can be a knowledgeable host (or quiz your guests on Oscar trivia!) Check out this infographic.
And you will want to read up on all the latest from the official site.
Now as much as I would love to be decorating for a glitzy party to watch the Oscars, and serving beautiful cupcakes such as these…
We will be sitting at home with just the family, watching to see if Frozen wins any Oscars for animation or its music. (That’s how our movie tastes run.) And I will be wearing pajamas, enjoying a Coke, and munching on…
But next year…I just might use these invitations and host a party.
So what are your plans for the weekend? I am working at our school’s Spring Fling (yes, we are into spring already!) and doing a little shopping. Hope to have a post up about my finished February organization project for you tomorrow. (Yay, two completed for the year!) Thank you for all your kind comments on the Dowton Abbey and British Designer post. I think all of us could happily live in an English cottage!
Until next time…