2014 Oscar party

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The Oscars are one of my favorite excuses for a party. Unfortunately, an Oscar party isn’t in our cards this year, so, you get the benefit of my creative mind and ideas. Here we go!

First, cocktails.

Champagne + Chambord  + Raspberries = Hollywood Glam

Champagne + Chambord + Raspberries = Hollywood Glam

Next, food. Let’s start with dessert.

My go-to is the popcorn cupcake. They’re pretty easy to make (although cutting all those marshmallows is a bit tedious…) and everyone loves them.

Megan's Popcorn Cupcakes

Megan’s Popcorn Cupcakes

Oscar popcorn cupcakes

Oscar popcorn cupcakes

However, these are some pretty amazing cupcakes too. These might be good for next year!

Oscar cupakes | Party Pinching

Oscar cupcakes | Party Pinching

Oscar statue cookies!? I own the cookie cutter and have used edible glitter to make flat cookies, but I haven’t made cookies that look nearly this good. These are exceptional.

Adorable and delicious cookies

Adorable and delicious cookies

And snacks! Last year we had a panini bar, with a variety of meats, cheeses and veggies.

Our 2013 Oscar panini bar

Our 2013 Oscar panini bar

We also did a quinoa salad and truffle popcorn. I’ve seen a lot of ideas for popcorn bar, but I prefer to keep it more on the classic side.

These tux cheese and crackers are some cutest appetizers that I’ve ever seen. These will definitely be on the table next year!

Tux cheese and crackers

Tux cheese and crackers

To put the finishing touches on the best Academy Awards/Oscar party ever, you’ll need to decorate like an award-winner! Gold is clutch when decorating, and if you want, you could bust out my favorite metallic spray paint and make your own trophies, like these Ken dolls…

Opportunity to spray paint? Yes, please!

Opportunity to spray paint? Yes, please!

Or keep it classy, keeping to the gold palette:

Our Oscar spread from 2013

Our Oscar spread from 2013

Academy award party decor

Academy award party decor

And of course, you need an activity. I like completing ballots and “grading” them as the awards are presented. I give away past Oscar-winning films as prizes.

There are a lot of printable ballot options online right now and I’m really liking this one from Studio DIY:

Studio DIY 2014 Oscar ballot

Studio DIY 2014 Oscar ballot

Have a wonderful weekend and really enjoy those Academy Awards on Sunday!

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