Oscar® Party Ideas

Everyone loves to pick a winner and what better place to do it than at an Academy Awards® Party? This is a great opportunity to have a fun party with “built-in” entertainment. All you have to do is add friends and food. Host a red carpet event with the help of theses Oscar® party ideas. After this party, the actors in Hollywood won’t be the only ones who are stars!

oscar party Invitations
There are endless possibilities for invitations to an Academy Award® Party but here are a few suggestions to get you started. Choose a Hollywood theme invitation. From popcorn to backstage passes to cameras, you decide which invitation best represents your party.

Awards parties are the hottest ticket in town and your guests will be thrilled when theirs arrives. A personalized ticket invitation from Party411.com looks just like a real ticket and includes whatever information you want to put on it. Make sure no one misplaces this party invitation by turning it into a magnet that sticks to the refrigerator or any metal surface.

Want to create your own invitations? Cut stars out of heavy gold or silver sparkle paper. Announce your party on the front and write the party information on the back in contrasting gel pen. Don’t forget to include Hollywood confetti for an extra festive touch.

Here are some fun Hollywood theme wording examples that you can use on your invites, or even a party banner -
  • We're Rolling out the Red Carpet for Oscar® Night! Join us as celebrate a night of stars and film!
  • And the Invitation Goes to... You! Please join us for a Red Carpet Watch Party!
  • ADMIT ONE: Join us for a Star Studded Red Carpet and Academy Award® Watch Party! 
If you want your party to be a real “red carpet night,” be sure to tell your guests to dress for the occasion. Formal attire, elegant chic, Hollywood highlights, or your favorite star fashions – it’s fabulous fashion time.

oscar party Decorations and Party Supplies
The hardest part about decorating for a Academy Award® Hollywood party is deciding what to use because there are so many choices. Here are some Oscar® party ideas for you to consider depending on the size of your room, the size of your budget and how much time you have to prepare.

The glamour begins before anyone even walks through the door. Use this awards night door cover to make everyone feel important as they walk in. If you know some courteous teenagers, have them dress up in dark pants and white shirts and station them at the curb to open car doors and welcome guests.

What’s the focal point of any Hollywood awards party? The red carpet of course! Line your front walk with red carpet that will make everyone feel like a star. And remember your teenage greeters? Have them double as the paparazzi. Take digital pictures of everyone’s grand entrance and then project them on a computer screen during the party. If you’re not the red carpet type, line your front walk with award night lanterns instead.

No matter what you decide to place along the front walk, keep the lights glittering with small white twinkle lights in your shrubs and bushes. They will give the front of your house a little extra sparkle.

Greet your guests with a fabulous personalized Hollywood banner. There are so many wonderful styles to choose from including Hollywood Nights, a personalized banner that includes a photo of your “star,” even one that looks like a movie marquee. Whichever one you pick, it will look great indoors or out.

The glitz and glamour continue once your guests are inside. As they walk in to the party room be sure to welcome them with a personalized cut out of golden statue. Nothing says Hollywood like these shining gentlemen.

Make a backdrop where guests can take pictures! An easy way to do this is with a scene setter (like this Starry Nights scene setter or the Hollywood Cityscape)

Standing cutouts of all shapes and sizes are a fabulous way to decorate. Try a few of these:

Hollywood Menu and Table Decorations
There are plenty of options for food at a Film Awards Party. Appetizers and desserts are always popular and easy to prepare. You’re guaranteed not to have leftovers if you serve movie food. Popcorn, pretzels, nachos, hot dogs, candy bars and water will all be gobbled up quickly. Make your candy bars really special with a personalized Hollywood candy bar wrappers.

Your tables will be stars at this party too. You can use solids, stars, metallics, or even table covers with film rolls and clapboards. Balloon bouquet centerpieces are a festive and reasonable way to decorate. You can mix and match all sorts of Hollywood balloons with solid color Mylar star balloons added in. Whatever you choose, be sure to get extra bouquets and place them around the room.

If you want a more elegant look, use a clapboard centerpiece. Add matching confetti and votive candles for the perfect looking table. Feeling creative? Make your own centerpiece by filling an popcorn container with popcorn and candy; it will look as good as it tastes.

oscar Party Activities
Entertainment is the easiest part of your party. Watching the awards show is definitely the main attraction. Have your guests fill out a ballot as they come in with their choices for best actor, film and director. A pair of movie tickets would be a great prize for the winner.

More fun Oscar® party ideas and activities - Charades based on movie themes, or Name that Movie (tell your guests a famous line and have them tell you what movie it was heard in) will have crowd laughing all night long. Everyone wants to be a star and here’s your chance to make it happen.
 
movie party favors
Use an instant camera and put the photo in a clapboard frame – what a great party favor! Your guests can take more photos when you give them a personalized Hollywood theme camera. They’ll be clicking and posing all night long! 
 
Another great option is Party411.com's personalized mint and candy tins! This movie theme mint tin works perfectly with this theme.

An Oscar Party created by you and Party411.com will make you the brightest star around! It’s sure to become an annual event, just, like the awards show.