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Award season is one of the best times of the year. You get to see your favorite celebs decked out (in probably custom-made) designer duds, and you have a legitimate reason to throw a party on a Sunday night. (As if you needed one!) Just in case you forgot, Sunday is the 85th Annual Academy Awards. Hosting a party? We have a few Oscar night essentials you can pull together in just a few days.

Sparkling Tablescape

Host an Oscar Night Party

Event designer Camille Styles used metallic gold confetti to create this glamorous, free-flowing table runner. The hue stands out against a crisp, white table runner and white blooms.

Red Carpet Attire

Host an Oscar Night Party

I’m not suggesting you show up to the party in a floor-length gown (unless you really, really want to), but I say the more sparkle, the better. Nothing says “Oscar Party” like a gold, sequin-covered cocktail dress.

Top-Notch Hor d’Oeuvres

Duck a L'Orange Recipe

You can’t really go wrong with hor d’oeuvres at most parties, but an Oscar Party begs for finger foods with a slightly more sophisticated taste. To mimic the glamorous feel of the evening, try recipes like duck l’orange, deviled quail eggs and blood orange dates almond salad. Add a decorative touch to the skewers by gluing a tinsel pompom to the top of each one.

Themed Desserts (In Gold, Too!)

Host an Oscar Night Party

Top off the evening with something sweet and star-studded like Oscar trophy-shaped cookies or chocolate panna cotta.

Oscar Bingo

Oscar Party Bingo

Want to make watching the Oscars even more fun? Print out these (free!) Oscar night bingo cards and play along with your friends during the show.

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9 Responses

  1. sam says:

    Hey this is cool

  2. Tanya says:

    I love Oscar night and having friends over to watch.

  3. Redletterevent says:

    Great ideas I wrote a blog on this as well one idea not listee here was to decorate with fab pillows with sequins or gold fabric. Redlettereventplanning.com/blog

  4. Linda Campbell says:

    Good suggestions for an Oscar party.

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