February 24, 2012

Oscars Weekend!

We're taking a little break from Friday Finds & Fine Pin this week. Why, you ask? It's Oscars weekend! We are excited to watch the stars show off on the red carpet in their glam gowns and dashing tuxedos, and then watch as the awards are graciously received.

In our opinion, it's always more fun to watch the Oscars with friends... so why not throw a little soiree in their honor? With these fun, easy tips from Celebrations.com expert Shawn Rabideau, putting an Oscar party together is simple! Check out Shawn's segment below, and then read on to learn some tips on hosting an award-winning party:

  • Choose one of your favorite nominated films, and use it as inspiration for appetizers, cocktails and decor. For example, if you loved Moneyball, serve hotdogs, hamburgers, cold brew and popcorn. Use baseball-inspired decor, such as pennants and baseball caps.
  • Ask guests to dress as their favorite movie stars, favorite film characters, or dress to the nines in suits and gowns.
  • Use a long piece of red fabric to create a "red carpet" in your entryway or on the sidewalk leading to your door.
  • Shawn suggests asking a few friends to dress as paparazzi and snap photos of the event.

However you plan to view the Oscars this Sunday, we hope you enjoy the glitz and glamour! 

Be sure to check out Celebrations.com for some great ideas for movie-inspired appetizers and cocktails. You'll want to check out their article before planning your party!