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!
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
Oscar popcorn cupcakes
However, these are some pretty amazing cupcakes too. These might be good for next year!
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
And snacks! Last year we had a panini bar, with a variety of meats, cheeses and veggies.
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
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!
Or keep it classy, keeping to the gold palette:
Our Oscar spread from 2013
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
Have a wonderful weekend and really enjoy those Academy Awards on Sunday!