Throwing your own Oscars party DIY

Cheers to a great party!

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What better way to watch them than to host an Academy Award party for you and all your friends? Good food, drinks and lots and lots of glitter are essential when it comes to hosting your very own Oscar premier party. Here is the perfect idea to dress up your drinks at the party to fit perfectly with the glamorous theme.

 What you will need:

  1. A few sets of champagne glasses.
  2. A spool of black and gold ribbon.
  3. White tags with string. (If the tags do not have a whole to tie a string through, then you will need a whole puncher.)
  4. Scissors
  5. Sparkling non-alcoholic wine.
  6. Patterned cake pop sticks.
  7. A hot glue gun and glue sticks.
  8. Gold glitter glue.

 What to do:

  1. Cut both colors of ribbon so that they are the same length and tie them together into a bow. Then, use the hot glue gun to glue the bow to the champagne glass.
  2. Take the white tags and write the awards you wish to give out to your friends. You can do things like best actress, best dressed, most accomplished, most desirable and any others you think would be fun at your party.
  3. Outline the tags in gold glitter glue.
  4. Cut the sting and tie each tag to a different glass.
  5. Pour the sparkling wine, add a fun straw and pass them out for a toast. Each person should get the glass with the tag you wish for him or her to receive. This is super fun and will make for a good laugh during the party.
  6. Cheers!

Other tips for the party:

  1. Establish a dress code. The Oscars are classy and elegant so a formal dress code will really fit the theme.
  2. Décor. For this you can choose anything from stars, to balloons, to even rolling out your own red carpet.
  3. Stick to a color scheme. I would use black, silver gold and red for the party.
  4. Play fun games. Have the categories and nominees for the awards posted somewhere at the party with a box in front of them. Have each person write who they think the winner will be and write their name on the same piece of paper and put it into the box. After each award is announced, whoever guessed right will receive a prize.