The Academy Awards ceremony is one of the most highly-anticipated, glamorous events of the year. In addition to the distribution of those iconic gold statues known as Oscars (or, formally, as Academy Awards of Merit), the night is filled with famous celebrities, shocking fashions statements, and fabulous after-parties.
For those of us not lucky enough to actually attend the Oscars, hosting viewing parties in our own homes is definitely the next best thing. And with these theme ideas we've rounded up, your night could turn out to be just as fun as attending the actual Oscars, for a whole lot less money!
Let you and your guests be the ones with all the Oscar buzz this year! Clever Oscar cookies, like these from Bakerella, will make it possible for everyone to get a little statuette of their own. Besides, we'd take sugar cookie dough over gold-plated metal any day.
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Academy Award Winning Movie Posters
Turn your home into an homage to the year's greatest films by creating and hanging your own movie posters! Accent with plenty of gold stars and glitter, and you've got yourself a truly festive Oscars night.
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Black and White 1940's
Because this night is all about the movies, it's a great opportunity to host a black and white 1940's theme party! The 40's were, in many ways, the heyday of film, and a time when the Academy Awards ceremony was just a new tradition.
Just because you're not a member of the Academy doesn't mean you can't have a little voting fun for the awards! We love this idea from Hostess with The Mostess to center your night around the Oscar nominees, ballots and all!
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Glam Dessert Spread
Turn things up a notch featuring a classy, glam dessert spread as the main event at your Oscars party! Use a color theme like this one from our very own Chris Nease's Celebrations at Home to really make it special.
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What's the best part of going to the movies? Some might say the popcorn. So, for the biggest movie event of the year, go with a popcorn-themed night!
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For those of us who will be lucky enough to be someplace warm (or at least of moderate temperature) come February 24, we're big fans of the idea of an outdoor Oscars spread-- that is, until the show begins!
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Wine Glass Charms
Looking to keep things simple? Take a cue from HMH Designs and dress up your wine and champagne with some adorable Oscars-themed charms!
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