The Oscars are handed out on February 22nd, and that means it’s time to gather the girls, kick off your heals, and throw a fab awards party! Neil Patrick Harris is running the show again this year. I LOVE him. It’s guaranteed to be a good time.
In case you need a little bit of last minute party inspiration, I’ve put together some ideas for you.
These gold award statues are a must for your tablescape. You can kick it up a notch by letting your guests vote on the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress among your guests, or come up with your own categories. Winners take home a golden trophy!
Gold balloons are so much fun. Use them for decor or for a backdrop for a do-it-yourself photo booth. You can pick these up at your local party supply store and, pro tip here, order them for pick up the morning of your party so they last all night long.
Whip up a few of these DIY sparkly bottles and serve your champagne in style!
If you’re baking, you want some edible sparkle to top your creations. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Wilton makes a few edible gold products including this super-cute edible gold stars. Pick them up locally at Hobby Lobby.
If you’re topping your cake or cupcakes with fondant, Wilton’s gold pearl dust adds just the right amount of sparkle. Pick it up locally at Hobby Lobby.
Edible gold flakes will class up any party! Brush them on macaroons or sprinkle a few into your champagne glass.
Does it get any cuter than these award cookie cutters?
Easy foods are the way to go, but you’ll need more than a plate of crudites to impress your guests. Try these favorites.
These sweet stuffed peppers are easy to make. Just stuff them with a cream cheese and pepper jack cheese mixture and throw them on the grill or in the oven. Win!
Carolina Bed and Breakfast’s Shrimp Ceviche is to die for! Here’s the thing: it’s super easy, but tastes like you spent an afternoon in the kitchen. You can find these little plastic fancy single serve containers at Party City.
Blue cheese crostini with balsamic-roasted grapes are sure to impress. Try Vom Fass’ balsamic for this one. I featured Greenville’s Vom Fass in December in my 12 Days of Giveaways, and their vinegars are incredibly good.
Food.com recently posted some ideas for movie themed dishes to match up with this year’s nominees. So creative!
I’ve also collected a bunch of uber cool decoration and food ideas on my Academy Awards Party Pinterest Board.
And the Oscar goes to…