These Oscar party ideas will help you recreate the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s biggest night in your home.
I have always dreamed of being a part of Hollywood’s biggest night…
Flash bulbs popping, I make my way down the Red Carpet in my vintage Valentino dress, Louboutin stilettos and borrowed Harry Winston jewels, arm in arm with Hugh Jackman.
Hey, a gal can dream…
Since the Academy hasn’t sent me a ticket for the Oscars, I threw my own glamorous and glitzy Hollywood gala.
Be sure to check the end of this post for recipes and free printables, including a 2015 Oscars ballot. You can also check out my ultimate Oscars playlist, a great soundtrack for your upcoming Oscars party and enter to win free movies for a year plus other prizes from World Market.
Since we are talking movies, here’s a little trailer of my Oscar party, from shopping to cooking to decorating to celebrating with friends.
What a party it was!
So much yummy food…
A cocktail and champagne bar…
…featuring Blood Orange Mimosas, Gloria Ferrer sparkling wine, Verdi Raspberry Sparketini in sugar-rimmed champagne flutes, Cosmopolitans in stemless martini glasses, as well as a selection of wine from World Market.
(That’s my mama enjoying a raspberry champagne cocktail!)
It was so fun to see everyone decked out in jewels and sequins and sparkles.
My friend, Alex, wore this gorgeous amethyst necklace that was a gift to her mother from a real Oscar winner! (Alex’s mom was a ballerina and her best friend was married to José Ferrer, who won the best actor award in 1951 for his performance as Cyrano de Bergerac. Pretty cool, huh? Just by six degrees of separation, I think I can say I’ve met an Oscar winner, right?)
We had lots of great gourmet food to go along with our bubbly.
As is tradition at the Governors Ball, I focused on appetizer-sized portions of gourmet comfort food. Most everything, except the garnishes and a few fresh ingredients, came from World Market. The store also has a great assortment of serving pieces and entertaining essentials that made setting my table easy.
Vegetable Gyoza with Sriracha Mayo.
Assorted popcorn flavors…
Star-studded champagne red velvet cupcakes with champagne frosting.
You can get the recipe here.
The paper leaves were personalized with fun messages we’re sure to hear during the Oscars telecast in a few weeks.
Just like at the real Academy Awards, my guests received goodie bags filled with treats.
I decorated the favor bags with gold vinyl I cut with my Silhouette and added a personalized Bloomatini flower to each one.
Everyone got a gold-dusted chocolate Oscar.
My friends really got a kick out of imagining what it would be like to win an Oscar of their very own!
Michelle won for her portrayal of a multitasking mom.
This party was so much fun, I may have to do it again on Oscar night!
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Oscar Party Ideas: Printables
As promised, I have some great printables you can use for your own Oscars party.
Here’s a tip: add gold washi tape along the top and bottom of the ballot to glam it up.
Printable Oscars party food labels (Includes popcorn labels and sesame noodles labels)
These are designed to be printed on 2-inch round labels.
Oscars party table sign (Designed to print on letter-sized paper and fit in an 8X10 frame when trimmed.)
Oscar Party Ideas: Recipes
- 1 lb. Chinese egg noodles
- ¼ cup sesame oil
- 5 TBS soy sauce
- 4 TBS rice wine vinegar
- 4 TBS smooth peanut butter
- 1 TBS plus 2 teaspoons chile-garlic paste, such as sambal oelek
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1 English cucumber, peeled,and julienned
- 2 carrots, peeled and julienned
- Boil egg noodles, according to package directions, about 5 minutes, until slightly tender.
- Drain in a colander and rinse with cool water and drain completely. Transfer to a large bowl and toss with 3 Tablespoons of sesame oil.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining sesame oil, soy sauce, vinegar, peanut butter, chile-garlic paste and garlic.
- Pour over noodles and toss with julienned carrots and cucumber.
- Refrigerate and serve cold.
- Garnish with sliced green onions.
Creamy Nutella Cream Cheese Dip (Recipe coming soon.)
Fresh Spring Rolls (Recipe coming soon.)
Oscar Party Ideas: Playlist
A selection of Best Song winners from the Academy Awards.
For more Oscar party ideas, be sure to check out the how-to-details for my party Oscars party favors.