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.
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My goal: recreate the atmosphere and the menu of the famed Governors Ball, the official Oscars after-party catered by chef Wolfgang Puck, using food, wine, champagne and decor from World Market.
Be sure to check the end of this post for recipe links and free printables. You can also check out my ultimate Oscars playlist, a great soundtrack for your upcoming Oscars party.
More Oscars Party Ideas & Recipes
For more Oscars party ideas and recipes to enjoy your own night of Hollywood glamour, visit these posts:
Red Carpet Party Ideas
Award-Winning Oscars Party Favors & Decor
Mini Champagne Red Velvet Cupcakes with Champagne Frosting
Jim-Filled Wonton Envelopes
Pepper Jelly Wonton Appetizer Cups
Glittered Champagne Flutes
DIY Star Party Streamers
Cold Sesame Noodles
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.
Pecorino Cheese Gnocchi with vodka sauce served in tasting spoons.
Bacon Onion Cheddar Muffins in mini square tasting dishes.
Cold sesame noodles served in mini takeout containers with wooden chopsticks.
Vegetable Gyoza with Sriracha Mayo.
Assorted popcorn flavors…
White Cheddar, Chicago Mix and Movie Theater.
Fresh rice paper spring rolls with peanut satay sauce.
For dessert, ChocoMaker Dessert Cups and Mousse garnished with raspberries, mint and Belgian Chocolate Thins.
Creamy Nutella Cream Cheese Dip, served in tuxedo cups with hazelnut rolled wafers.
Star-studded champagne red velvet cupcakes with champagne frosting.
You can get the recipe here.
What’s an Oscars party without an assortment of movie candy? Hot Tamales, Red Vines licorice, Junior Mints and chocolate movie tickets.
World Market’s gold fluted chargers and square rimmed chargers added glitz to my table and held all the food.
For my centerpiece, I used a gorgeous handmade Bloomatini bouquet in a stainless steel cocktail shaker.
The paper leaves were personalized with fun messages we’re sure to hear during the Oscars telecast in a few weeks.
I decorated my buffet with a gold mirrored tabletop tray, plus some leftover Christmas garland, a DIY printable sign and Oscar statuette confetti I made with my Silhouette cutting machine.
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!
Now, let’s get to those Oscar party how-tos I promised you!
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)
Click here for free printable blank star marquee food labels you can customize.
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
Red Velvet Champagne Cupcakes with Champagne Frosting
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.
Hi. I like your ideas. Your decorated table was beautiful. Where did you buy, or how did you make the gold-dusted chocolate Oscar statues? I have thrown Oscar parties the last few years but that is one thing I’ve wanted to give out but haven’t been able to find/figure it out. Thanks for your website and great ideas.
Atta Girl Amy
Rebecca, I’m sorry I missed your comment before the Oscars. I bought my chocolates locally from Once Upon a Chocolate, but they do have a website and will ship their chocolates. You can check them out here: https://www.onceuponachocolate.com/
Hi Amy! This looks amazing! Can you tell me where you found the mini takeout containers? I found some on Oriental Trading Company, but they are only 2″x2″, which seems much too small (smaller than the ones you have). I appreciate the help! Thank you!
Atta Girl Amy
Christy, so sorry I didn’t see your question sooner. Hope it still helps. These are the takeout containers I bought from Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lI7hr2
Ashley ~ 3 Little Greenwoods
Whoa! What a fabulous party! Thank you for all the fabulous eye candy and recipes.
I love that you shared this at my Show Me Saturday linky party! Thank you so much. Pinning and sharing!
I love your party ideas! How fun! Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee