You may or may not tune into the Academy Awards every year, but you can bet your teenager won’t miss the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, July 22nd. Last year’s award show drew in more than 100 million votes celebrating the hottest teens in music, film, television, fashion, comedy, sports and the web.
This year’s live awards show starts at 8pm EST on Sunday, July 22nd and will be hosted by Demi Lovato and Joel McHale.
Since the kids are out of school, why not turn it into a real celebration at home? We’ve got the tips to turn the Teen Choice Awards into a summer party at home that will reunite school friends and create some lasting memories that are sure to be talked about long after school starts up again.
2012 Teen Choice Awards Party Invitations
This is a casual summer party at home for teens, so no need to go completely crazy with themed paper invitations.
If you’re comfortable with your teenager sending around a Facebook event invitation to select friends you can do that. If, however, you’re more comfortable with a direct invitation that parents will see, try crafting your own.
We love the idea of using the Teen Choice award symbol – the surfboard. It’s easy, colorful and was picked by the awards show because it represents the freedom summer vacation offers teens – even if they’re not surfers. Use the 2012 Teen Choice Surfboard Award designs to inspire your own.
Teen Choice Awards Party Fun
Don’t just have everyone over for the usual sleepover to watch the show. Invite guests over earlier and have them get creative.
Red Carpet Celeb Photo Shoot
Since every awards show requires a red carpet, invite guests to have their own photo shoot.
Enlarge and print out faces of top 2012 Teen Choice nominees and make into masks by cutting out the eyes and mouth. Staple elastic to each side of the mask or attach them to paint stirrers so teens can hold up in front of their face.
Then, take lots of group photos with you and your favorite celebrities. This activity is simple, but sure to get a lot of laughs and pretty awesome pictures!
Cast Your Vote!
This is an awards party, so pass out award ballot forms and pens and ask guests to guess the winners for each category. Get the complete list of nominees here.
At the end of the night, tally the results and give the winner an ITunes Gift Card prize.
Teen Choice Awards Party Food
Be inspired by the surf board theme of the Teen Choice Awards and serve carefree summer favorites at your party.
The usual hamburgers, hot dogs, and cupcakes are easy and crowd pleasing. We like the idea of making food mini for a special party menu so sliders and pigs-in-a-blanket are perfect. Check out our gallery, 10 Cupcakes That Look Like Your Favorite Summer Food, for inspiration for dessert - our favorite are these snow cone cupcakes!
Teen Choice Awards Playlist
While you take photos, munch on food and cast your votes, have a playlist inspired by the 2012 Teen Choice Awards playing in the background.
Here’s an example of a playlist featuring some of the Teen Choice 2012 song nominees
Lonely Boy - The Black Keys
Paradise - Coldplay
Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People
We Are Young - Fun Featuring Janelle Monae
Somebody I Used To Know - Gotye featuring Kimbra
Hit The Lights - Selena Gomez & The Scene
Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera
Set Fire to the Rain - Adele
Stronger - Kelly Clarkson
Dance Again - Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull
Part of Me - Katy Perry
Eyes Open - Taylor Swift
Boyfriend - Justin Bieber
Take Care - Drake featuring Rihanna
Good Feeling - Flo Rida
It Will Rain - Bruno Mars
Give Me Everything (Tonight) - Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, AfroJack & Nayer
Love on Top - Beyonce
Take Care - Drake featuring Rihanna
Wild Ones - Flo Rida featuring Sia
Without You - David Guetta featuring Usher
Starships - Nicki Minaj
Tattoos on This Town - Jason Aldean
Crazy Girl - Eli Young Band
Storm Warning - Hunter Hayes
God Gave Me You - Blake Shelton
Sparks Fly - Taylor Swift