Throw on your best attire and roll out the red carpet (or at the very least, a solid red table runner) because the 86th Academy Awards air live this Sunday, March 2nd! It’s the perfect excuse to throw a last-minute, themed party for your movie-loving friends. No need to go crazy here either. With just a few entertaining essentials, you’ll have an Oscar worthy event in no time!
Invites – It’s never too late to send out a glamorous invite. Check out Paperless Post for all of their Oscar-inspired electronic invitations. They even have an entire “Award Show Viewing” section to start your themed party off right.
Gold Foil Glassware – Hollywood inspired glassware is a must here! By sticking to a simple color palette of black, white, and gold, you can easily add small touches of bling in unexpected places. The glassware pictured above can be a quick, DIY project as well. Perfect for a list-minute touch of glam.
Popcorn Bar - No film-inspired celebration is complete without the right amount of snacks and popcorn is an absolute must. Plus how cute are these printable mini-popcorn tubs?
Faux Marquee Letters - No need to go on the hunt for vintage marquee letters, get crafty instead! All it takes is some papier-mâché letters, paint, and foam dots and you’ll have your guests gawking in no time.
Oscar Ballots – As if the hilarious and talented Ellen DeGeneres isn’t enough to keep your guests interested throughout the length of the show, keep them glued with these printable Oscar Ballots. By asking everyone to cast their votes, they will be on the edge of their seats all night long. P.S. Forget the cheesy cardboard cutouts of The Oscar Statuette and check out these Ken Doll Oscars! Hilarious!
Glitter & Confetti - Need we say more? Nothing says glitz and Hollywood glam like these tuxedo confetti poppers. Did we mention that they are completely adorable???
Festive Drinks – Yes, please! No Hollywood party is complete without a classic specialty drink. Champagne splits are the perfect treat throughout the night, especially if you expect your bash to quickly become an Oscar After-Party.
Swag Bags – Treat your guests like the A-List celebs they are with a fun, festive departing gift. The stars always walk away with a bag full of goodies, so wow your guests with the same red-carpet treatment!