Awards season is in full swing with the Oscars on Sunday and while admittedly I haven’t seen as many of this year’s big films as I would have had liked to, I’m all about any excuse to grab some popcorn, cozy up on the couch and spend some time in front of the television soaking it all in.
While my Academy Awards viewing is typically done in pajamas, I wanted to glam things up a bit this year and pull together a setup for throwing a sparkling Oscars party at home to help get in the spirit of awards season. Some tips for throwing your own sparkly evening at home for red carpet watching:
Go for the gold: With all of the glitz of the evening, it’s only fitting for you to go all out with the sparkle for your decor! Grab a gold streamer banner for a glam backdrop (also perfect for a photobooth!) and add a sequin runner to your table for an easy but glamorous tablescape.
Bring theater favorites home: Celebrate the traditions of the theatre by having movie snacks on hand for guests to enjoy while rooting for their favorite films of the year. Be sure to have plenty of popcorn and an assortment of theatre candy to create your very own concession stand (Milk Duds are my fave!)
Make a game of it: Forget studying up on each movie nominated and have some fun with printable Academy Awards BINGO cards for guests to play while watching the red carpet and show. Keep an eye out for classics like a sequin dress on the red carpet and tears flowing during an acceptance speech and have your own awards + prizes on hand for your party’s winners. You can download the BINGO cards here to print ’em out and play along!
Create a signature drink: The biggest night in Hollywood is definitely something to toast over! Whip up a simple signature drink for the evening to help get guests in the mood to celebrate their favorite stars and films. My pick? An IZZE Sparkling Paloma with 1.5 oz. tequila, 6 oz. IZZE Sparkling Grapefruit, juice from 1/2 a lime and a grapefruit garnish. Cheers!
How will you be watching the Academy Awards this weekend? Anyone else planning to have some candy and popcorn on hand? I’ll be taking over IZZE’s Instagram on Sunday for the big night – be sure to follow along!
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