As a movie fan, there’s nothing like getting together with friends to watch the Academy Awards. And what better way to make your annual Oscars watch party even more special than hosting it on an actual red carpet? Get ready for a night of glamour and fun! Here are some tips for throwing an amazing Oscars Red Carpet Watch Party that your guests will never forget.


Choose the Perfect Location

Hosting your party at home might be tempting, but why not take advantage of this unique opportunity and find a venue that can truly make it feel like an actual red carpet event? Whether you opt for a local movie theater or rent out an event space, choosing the right location can help bring your vision for this party to life.


Set Up Your Red Carpet and Photo Backdrop

No red carpet party is complete without an actual red carpet! You can easily create one using fabric or other materials from any craft store or online retailer. Then, don’t forget to set up a DIY photo booth area with fun props and backdrops so everyone can enjoy the fun and take photos throughout the night! 


Decorate With Oscars-Themed Items

When decorating for an Oscars party, the possibilities are endless. Add some extra flair to your shindig with decorations fit for Hollywood royalty! Consider adding some gold accents throughout your venue. String up some golden stars or hang a few gold foil balloons around the central space, or any other area where guests will be gathering. If you want to add some extra glitz and glamour, consider investing in a few Oscar-themed items such as mini Oscar statues, movie clapperboards, film reels, movie posters, or even just simple lighting effects can help transform any room into an A-list affair!


Get Dressed Up For The Occasion

What’s an Oscars party without dressing up? Oscars night is all about glamour and style, so encourage your guests to dress in their most glamorous outfits and accessories. Think cocktail dresses or suits for women and men, respectively, so they feel like they’re walking down the actual red carpet! Or ask each guest to come dressed as their favorite celebrity or to pick out an outfit inspired by one of this year’s best picture nominees. This will make them feel like they’re genuinely part of the experience.


Fashion Show Time

Get everyone involved with an impromptu red-carpet fashion show! Have everyone walk down the red carpet while they show off their looks, and then vote on who has the best style or costume of the night! If you want to take it up a notch, give prizes like a mini oscar statue to the winner. This will surely be a highlight of your watch party that guests will remember long after the actual awards ceremony is over.


Plan The Right Party Menu & Drinks

A great way to set the stage for an unforgettable Oscars experience is to serve treats that will tantalize your taste buds while watching all the action unfold. When planning what kind of food and drinks, think about going with a Hollywood-themed menu. Or serve up popcorn and candy as you would find at a movie theater. You can even create signature drinks inspired by each nominee that everyone can sample throughout the show. Make sure you have plenty of non-alcoholic options available too!  


Make It Interactive 

The best part about any awards show is guessing who will win each category! Make your Oscar night interactive by giving out ballots before the show starts (or during commercial breaks) and allowing everyone to fill out who they think will win each award. At the end of the event, tally up all votes and see who guessed right most often. This is a great way to get everyone involved in watching and discussing each award presentation throughout the evening.  


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That’s it – now you have all the information you need to plan the perfect Oscars watch party! Whether you’re looking for beverage or dinnerware supplies or some fun decorations, Parties To Go has everything you need so that you and your guests can celebrate in style. From red carpet themes to margarita machines, Parties To Go is the ultimate source for creating the perfect Oscars-themed event that everyone will remember for years. Visit our party store and prepare for an evening filled with glamour, suspense, delicious food & drinks, and plenty of fun surprises!