Oscar statuette cookies tutorial from Bakerella
The 84th Academy Awards are this Sunday. Will you be watching the show? I look forward to Oscars night more than I probably should. It’s not about the actual show, which is often uneven, and it’s not even about the movies, although I do have a few favourites from this years’ pics. I just can’t resist a dose of Hollywood glamour, especially during the bleak last few days of February. That’s why I’ve always dreamed of throwing a giant Oscar party where every one dresses up and drinks champagne, surrounded by glitz and gold. Usually we just end up getting together with a small group of friends around the television which can also be special and fun.
Whether you have a big party planned, or a small group gathering, here are a few tips that will get everyone in the spirit.
Ginger Sparkler via Martha Stewart
Arranging a golden selection of drinks, like these ginger sparklers, or flutes of champagne on a table is a simple way to welcome your guests to the party. Don’t forget the ginger-ale or sparkling white grape juice for those who don’t drink alcohol.
popcorn via Style Me Pretty
popcorn cones via the larks
Popcorn is a movie theatre staple that can be made elegant by serving it in a silver or glass punchbowl. Make paper cones out of paper by cutting five by seven inch strips and rolling them to form a cone, tape the end in place.
And the Oscar Goes to…
Envelope Napkins via Food Network
If you’re planning on throwing a pre-Oscars dinner party these napkin envelopes are so easy to make and will dress up the table instantly. Gold rimmed glasses and gold dishes will give the meal glam appeal.
Get Your Picks Ready
Printable Oscar Bingo and Ballots via How About Orange
After all the party prep and culinary indulgences it’s time to sit back and enjoy the show. Yes, it’s long and the speeches can be an exercise in patience but I find adding a friendly competition into the mix can liven things up. The Oscar bingo cards and ballots made by How About Orange are what I will be using this year.
Hope everyone has a glamorous weekend, whether you will be watching the Oscars or not.
Happy Friday Everyone!