Depending on how much time you allow yourself, you can be super fancy or super easy with the invitations. Now me, I’m all about Evite – quick, simple, track your RSVPs online and customizable. Perfecto!
Keep the food simple, yet classy and fun. I’m thinking shrimp cocktail, bbq meatballs, fun dips, truffles and whatever else floats your boat. Definitely have a “signature” cocktail or mocktail on hand. Oh, and don’t forget about the decor – one of my favorite blogs, Hostess with the Mostess, just posted some awesome Hollywood inspired party photos:
Similar to the Football Pool, create your own Oscar Pool - chart out the Oscar categories and nominees and the person with the highest correct wins! Hostess gets to choose the prize ;)
Hand out your own Awards, during the “boring” parts of the show and commercials. Nominate friends for your own categories: Best Supporting Actress, Drama Queen, Best Screenplay Writer (for the Diva with best 2008 story), Best Wardrobe…be creative and fun! You can even hand out your own “Oscars”, courtesy of Oriental Trading.
Last but not least, THE Goody Bag – You can’t have a fabulous Oscar party without an amazing Goody Bag. To help divvy up the costs, ask each guest to bring enough gifts to fill bags for the RSVPed guests. Blockbuster gift certificates, Hollywood Fashion Tape, Body Glitter would all make awesome additions to your bag!
Take a trip to Hollywood next weekend, enjoy the runway fashion and have a few laughs with girlfriends!