A Red Carpet Affair: Oscar Viewing Party Ideas

The evening of The Oscars is one of the biggest nights in Hollywood. If you didn’t receive an invite, you can still enjoy the event in your own special way by inviting some friends over and rolling out the red carpet for your very own Oscar viewing party. You can even ask guests to wear their best red carpet-worthy attire.

Set the mood for your party and exude elegance with glamorous Oscar invitations. We love the look of these gold invites in the silhouette of an award. Of course, simple invitations with a pretty script font and stars will work beautifully, too!

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Make your guests feel like stars by setting up your own red carpet entrance! The look below offers some great DIY red carpet entrance ideas.

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Once your guests have walked the red carpet, greet them with an Oscar-themed buffet or tablescape. We love this gold and white color scheme featured on Glitter Guide. Even a simple snack like popcorn or gourmet nuts can be elegant when placed in a golden cone or martini glass.


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If you are planning a sit-down dinner, use this gorgeous table setting for inspiration. Complete with gold movie reels, this table is Old Hollywood Glamour at its finest!

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If you’d rather spend more time decorating and less time cooking, stick to a sophisticated spread of gourmet nuts, meat, cheese, and crackers. It will keep guests satisfied so they can focus on the awards. Afterwards, you can surprise your guests with a few themed desserts, like these Oscar cookies.

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And while the main event will be watching the Academy Awards on TV, consider planning a few fun activities for your guests to enjoy before and after the Oscars or during commercial breaks.

Provide guests with voting ballots so they can choose their own Oscar winners. Then, compare everyone’s ballots with the Academy’s selections. Or, give out your own awards in categories like “Best Dressed.” You could present winners with sparkling drink tags like the ones below.

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Another great Oscar-themed game could be created using the soundtracks from Oscar-nominated films. Play songs and have everyone guess what film they are from.


Do you plan to host an Oscar viewing party this year? If so, share your entertaining ideas with us! For more ideas, be sure to follow Hickory Farms on Pinterest.

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