The biggest night in Hollywood is almost here, and it may have some movie lovers planning their own celebratory award show viewing parties. While some may opt for a quiet night in, some may want to go all out with a black tie affair. Here are some ideas anyone can apply to their Oscar night to make it a memorable one.
1. Decorate in red and gold. Whether you roll out a red carpet or serve on plates with touches of gold, you can achieve an Oscar feel with glamorously rich colors.
2. Break out the bubbly. Celebrate the evening with a little champagne. For those who prefer non-alcoholic beverages, sparkling cider or anything that fizzes will also add pizazz to the evening festivities.
3. Award your guests. Hand out ballots at the beginning of the evening for guests to choose their favorites in different award categories, and then hand out prizes for those who choose the winners. You can also make your own swag bag of goodies for all guests to go home with. Movie-themed gifts like microwave popcorn, movie tickets, etc. will make all your guests feel like winners.
4. Center your menu around nominated films. For this year's Oscars, serve French food inspired by nominated films such as Amour and Les Miserables, Canadian delicasies to honor Argo, cajun favorites that symbolize Beasts of the Southern Wild, white cake like the one served in Django Unchained, Indian cuisine for Life of Pi or Middle Eastern food for Zero Dark Thirty, all-American favorites for Lincoln, or Philadelphian staples for Silver Linings Playbook.
How ever you decide to spend the evening, enjoy the company of family and friends and celebrate another year of cinematic excellence.