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how to throw an oscars watch party with personalized academy award napkins

Host An 

Awards Show Watch Party

It’s the season that movie lovers anticipate year-round—awards season! Celebrate your favorite 2019 awards show in style this year with a fun and fabulous party! Some of you movie buffs may keep up with lots of the awards shows that happen over a several months’ time frame, but let’s be honest, isn’t it really all about the Academy Awards?!

how to throw an oscars watch party with personalized academy award napkins

How To Host an

Oscars Watch Party

For your awards party decor, the question is: how “all out” do you want to go? Pinterest and the interwebs have endless cute DIYS  for making everything from stanchion poles out of plungers (yes, seriously) to ensuring your guests have a red carpet insta opportunity, plus lots of templates for Academy Awards bingo games and ballots. It’s up to you to decide how fancy you want your awards party to be! Custom designed watch party cocktail napkins, stir sticks, shot glasses and frosted cups all add to your awards party ambiance, of course! Choose a colorway for your customized awards party accessories that coordinates with your glamorous awards party decor to pull the whole look together.

Awards Party Food and Drinks

Of course, your awards party calls for a delicious spread of food. If you want to really highlight the theme, get an Oscar award shaped cookie cutter to make cookies or even flat bread (with tortillas) that look like the famous statue! If you’re up for a fun DIY, check out Bakarela’s Oscar statue cookie instructions. Your food table will surely be award-winning if you have a display of gold sugared Oscar statue cookies! For drinks, stock a DIY drink station that has several recipes posted for inspiration. Check out these posts for some interesting cocktail recipe options: yum and also yum.

Awards Party Games

Keep your guests off their phones and focused on the party with prediction ballots to fill out before the awards begin, with fabulous prizes for the winners!  Your movie buff pals will have a great time seeing how their best guesses align with the actual awards. For prizes, think about something movie related like movie ticket gift certificates or gift cards to Amazon or iTunes where they can buy their favorite award-winning movie. Another fun way to keep people paying attention during the awards ceremony is awards show bingo. Find a free PDF online (like this one from 2017) in the weeks leading up to the broadcast, or if you’re feeling clever, create your own! Be sure to include classic awards show moments like “orchestra interrupts speech” and “pan to an awkward audience member.” Awards party bingo cards keeps people watching the awards ceremony carefully, as well as interacting with one another as they play the game. #winwin

Get started planning your awards party today by designing your customized awards party accessories and gathering your DIY supplies! Whether you go all out with a red carpet, stacion poles, paparazzi, and major decor, or you keep it simpler, coming together with your fellow movie lovers will surely be a blast!