Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s officially award season. Last year for the Oscars I just did a little “Let’s Pretend,” but I think we can take it further this year. Let’s go bigger and better in 2012. Since the Golden Globes are THIS SUNDAY, now is the perfect time to brainstorm how to make the perfect award show party for staying at home with your friends. Below are my ideas. Let me know if you can think of any others!
-Invites can be sent via mail or electronically but should look super posh and say something along the lines of “Congratulations! You’ve been nominated to attend my party!”
-Super fancy, of course.
-Color themes should be any combination of gold, silver, black and red.
-Assign seats with labels (bonus points for pictures) and include a couple empty seats where your friend “Angelina Jolie” was supposed to be sitting but…um…her kids got sick!
-Have a red carpet (red paper works) along the entry way that your friends have to walk down, where they must stop at the end to be photographed. *You can set up a photo booth or just leave out a disposable camera or polaroid and see what your friends come up with.
– Reserve either your office or dining room to be the “Green Room.” Hang either green fabric or paper along the walls and table. Green rooms are usually where talent hangs out in between acts, so this can be where the gift bags are for them to take home. Since your home is most likely not sponsored by Apple or Neil Lane jewelry, fun little treats work just as well. Candy, small toys and even fake coupons that you make would be cute inside the gift bag.
– Extra Credit: Award shows tend to have treats in the bathrooms for the talent as well. Gum, candy, perfumes and lip glosses are all things you might find, so go the extra route and make a cute little setup in the loo!
-Champagne and/or sparkling cider to drink.
-Sparkling or flavored waters in bottles like THIS are a nice touch.
-If fancy appetizers are not your forte, various herbs thrown on popcorn and served in small popcorn buckets works as well. Just have a dessert option available for the sweet tooth’s.
-Since your activity is mostly going to be watching the awards program, print out ballots ahead of time and have guests fill them out before the show begins. Tally the totals, and the winner receives a faux version of the award! Make them give an acceptance speech too! 🙂
I’m excited for Sunday! The food is bought but since there are only three of us, I think pajamas will be my ball gown of choice this time around. The Oscars on the other hand…