A Grand and Glittery Academy Awards Party
ACADEMY AWARDS PARTY
I got together friends to watch The Golden Globes. I think I enjoyed it much more than the Oscars, since I have rarely seen even most of the movies covered by the Academy Awards. With the Golden Globes, there are some awards for television and some shows I might have seen. Black and gold were obvious choices, whether for the Golden Globes or the Academy awards. I tried to incorporate as much in black and gold as possible.
I used a shimmery gold tablecloth with a black glittery piece of fabric to cover boxes of different levels for displaying food offerings and movie props. Classic movie star photos in black and white were displayed in black and gold Art Deco inspired frames. Guest were offered shimmery gold rimmed plates for their food.
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I prepared easy-to-eat finger food like these Honey-Ginger-Chicken-Skewers so that guests could move around the room and gather in front of the television for the main event. Skewers of appetizers like these Caprese Skewers were displayed in film cans to carry through the movie theme. To dress up the skewers, I used hot glue to attach gold and black pom poms to the ends of the skewers. Other appetizer offering included a cheese display and a flavored popcorn bar. Desserts were also given a touch of gold using Wilton Color Mist spray. To keep things simple, I served up store bought meringues and box mix brownies. Adding the gold to what would have looked like simple desserts gave them a luxurious look.
On the side table where I set up the flavored popcorn bar, were black coated paper bags adorned with sparkly gold stars so that guests could help themselves to whichever popcorn they chose. Nearby were all of the ingredients for guest to mix up my signature drink for the evening, Magnificent Martinis. I will be doing a whole post on the martinis, how to make them and tips for serving them with a little glitz in the next week.
You don’t necessarily have to have entertainment for an Academy Awards Party since the television show will be the main entertainment, but if you want to have fun and get your guests involved, I would bring out the bingo cards! I have created this fun Academy Awards bingo game with FREE printable bingo cards! Just click on that link and you can be on your way to Academy Awards bingo. I hope you are inspired to gather some friends or family and have fun watching the Oscars coming up on March 4th!
Hurray for Hollywood and this party!
What a fun party, I’ve always wanted to do something like this but why oh why are the Oscars always on Sunday? Your bingo game is hilarious, and thanks for the cute cute printable!!
What fabulous ideas for such a unique and fun party….love the film cans and the bingo cards.
I’ve always wanted to host an Oscar Party. I love how you used the film containers as serving pieces. I can’t wait to see your martini post 🙂
Thanks Dawn, I am going to do a post on the golden brownies and meringues, too!
I think finger food is the best way to go too. Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!
Thanks Jacqui, I will try and stop by again!
Those skewers are calling my name! I’ve had an awards party on my to-do list and I need to get in gear and get it done. Thanks for the inspiration!
Thanks Sandra, it is a fun time to get friends together!
This is so much fun. I love all of the ideas and nostalgia of it. Thanks for sharing at The Creative Circle.
Thank you Kathy!
Looks like a lot of fun and yummy too! A nice evening out with friends. I’m going to remember using the gold mist, clever and easy! Where did you get the movie camera centerpiece?
Thank you so much Debbee! It was great fun, much more than sitting watching an awards show alone, dishing on all of the stars! I have had that movie camera centerpiece for ages, I am guessing it was, maybe from Tuesday Morning, but that doesn’t seem right, because I rarely shop there. Sorry, I can’t remember!
Wow, your lucky guests had a great time! Everything looks fabulous.
Thank you Bonnie. There weren’t too many of us, but we had a lot of laughs and enjoyed good food and drink!
So cute, Chloe. I wondered if you bought those skewers – great option of making your own, and the Wilton color mist spray – very cool.
Thank you Rita, I love that recipe, and I love serving up party food on skewers, it is so easy for guests to eat!
I have a Pinterest board that is dedicated to entertaining, pinning away today! Love the idea of the film containers as serving pieces too!
Thank you so much for pinning, Jemma! That was a natural idea for serving dishes!
Luv it Chloe!!! I need to dig up pics of my Oscar tablescape before I was blogging!!! You are an inspiration!!!
Oh, thank you Kari! I wish I had pictures of all of the parties I had hosted over the years!
Those film cans are a most and I love how you used them.
Thanks, it was a fun way to serve up the party food!