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Outdo The Oscars – Host Your Own Award Show Party

Posted by Genesis Samson on 02/12/13

Award show season is officially here!  We’ve got the Golden Globe Awards, the People’s Choice Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and of course the biggest of all, the Academy Awards!  This final award show, informally known as the Oscars, is also the biggest party too.  They roll out the red carpet for all our favorite actors and actresses and throw together a glamorous spectacle for everyone to see!

While getting a ticket to the actual event is nearly impossible, that doesn’t mean you can’t feel like a star.  It’s time for you to throw your own Oscar party!  Turn on the tube, bring on the bling, and get ready to show up the Oscars with these party tips from Flutter FETTI®:

Impressive Invitations – Instead of sending a casual e-vite, send a real invitation in the mail to all your neighbors, friends, and family.  Use thick, glossy paper, add some glitter, and write in calligraphy.  Your guests will perceive it as a classy event before they even open the invite.  Include personalized party tickets in the envelope to make it authentic and exclusive, just like the Oscars.

Elegant Dress Code or Costume Party – You can go two ways with the dress code.  Ask your guests to dress up in formal attire as if they were attending the Oscar party.  If that’s too stuffy, then ask your guests to dress up as their favorite actor or actress, particularly one who has been nominated for one of this year’s Academy Awards.  Hopefully you get a few more Brad Pitts than Carrot Tops.

Red Carpet Entrance – Roll out the red carpet, literally, for all your guests to stroll upon as they come to your door.  Have your significant other, neighbor, or friend take charge of the camera and ask your guests to pose for pictures.  You can spend the time interviewing them, but we’re pretty sure they’d rather come in and have a drink.

BINGO! – That’s exactly what you’ll be screaming if you win this fun game of chance.  Create an Oscars version of the classic Bingo game that you and your guests can play.  Alternatively, print out ballots and guess who’s going to win each award category.  It makes every nomination that much more exciting.  Every time you have a winner, shower them in a blast of confetti from 14” Flutter FETTI Confetti Sticks – it’ll feel like they’re a real winner receiving an Academy Award!

Divine Drinks – Nothing says high-class like a bottle of Champagne.  Pop the cork as your guests arrive and pour a glass to kick off the evening.  Once the bubbly runs out, offer your guests a few movie-inspired cocktails, like a classic martini from the James Bond series, a Cosmopolitan from Sex & The City, or a White Russian from The Big Lebowski.

Fabulous Food – A seven-course sit-down meal may seem like it fits the mood of the event, but remember that the Oscar celebration is a TV-watching affair.  Choose food that you can nibble with your hands while being glued to the television.  Skip the chips and dip and stretch for higher-end dishes like shrimp cocktail, buffalo chicken sliders, and homemade truffles… mmm delicious!

Goodbye Gift – Don’t let your guests go home empty-handed!  Give them a framed printout of their red carpet photo to help them remember your big night.  Better yet, send them off with the photo and the soundtrack from a recent mega-hit movie so they can listen to it on the way home.  Throw an Oscars party like this and you’ll be a star in your friends’ minds for a long time!

About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products.  Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life.  Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your Oscar party.