Don’t let Hollywood have all the fun – If you’re planning on watching the Academy Awards ceremony this year, why not bring the stars into your home with an Oscar party of your own? Make the night a five star affair for you and your guests with this collection of ideas and party essentials to help you throw a party worthy of winning its own Oscar statuette.
It’s not an Oscars party without a star studded line-up. Nominate your friends to attend the big bash with a glamorous Facebook invite. We’ve supplied you with an exclusive banner to use for your Facebook event. If you’re feeling extra festive, check out our Paper Bar to whip up your own formal invitations.
After your guests have walked the red carpet in their stunning outfits, have them fill out an Oscar ballot. Add a little friendly competition to the voting by awarding a prize to whoever has the most accurate ballot at the end of the night. Print out copies of our free downloadable ballot for everyone to fill out with their favorite nominees and place in a custom ballot box.
We made our ballot box using the Gold Big Boom on Kraft Gift Box and cut a slit at the top to allow voters to slide in their ballots. For a little decoration, we made a pennant banner using a Uniball Silver Gel Pen, Pennant Hole Punch, a 1/8″ Hole Punch, Black Paper, Black and White Washi Tape, and Black and White Baker’s Twine. Supply pens next to the box along with plenty of ballots so everyone can cast their votes.
Tune in and watch the drama unfold in real time with your guests. Get ready to laugh as Jimmy Kimmel roasts every celebrity in the audience, and have plenty of tissues on hand while watching all the moving acceptance speeches. Don’t forget to have plenty of food on hand if you’re going to make it all the way to the Best Picture announcement. These Kraft Treat Boxes with Gold Foil Polka Dots would be the perfect way to serve up popcorn and other treats! Our Pop the Bubbly Napkins would be the perfect way to glam up your event and keep those pesky drink stains off your table.
When the show is over, see how everyone’s votes tallied up and declare the winner of this year’s Academy Award Viewing Party. As you hand them their very own Oscar, prepare for a hilarious acceptance speech. We’ve come up with a quick and easy way to make Oscar statues to award to the winners of the night.
Cut out the Oscar silhouette from our free download and trace the shape over two pieces of Antique Gold paper. Cut out your two silhouettes. Next cut a slit halfway down the center of one of the silhouettes. Cut halfway up the center of the other silhouette, until reaching the point where you stopped cutting the first statue. Join the two silhouettes together at the slits to make a three dimensional statue. Use tape to secure the two pieces together. We then used a strip of gold paper to cover the tape. Cut a strip of black paper and label it with an award for the night. We used the Uniball Silver Gel Pen. Tape the black strip around the Oscar statue into a ring and you’re statue is ready! Prepare a collection of various awards to make the winning even more fun.
We’d love to see how your party turned out! Make sure you snap some shots and share with us on social media using the hashtag #MyPSParty.