The Academy Awards is the grande dame of the entertainment industry’s awards season and is cause to celebrate for anyone who enjoys movies. It’s also a great excuse to host a fabulous party in true Los Angeles style – grand, elegant, and enviable. To get your party started, I’m sharing some advice and foolproof ideas for hosting the Oscar party that will be the talk of the town.
Set the Scene
While the party supply store can be useful for a variety of functions, for your Oscar party, forgo that outing. Instead, focus on adding elegance with flowers – as well as a pleasing scent that will fill your home. One of my favorites is Empty Vase. Located on Santa Monica Boulevard just off Doheny Avenue in West Hollywood. They have a flair for the dramatic and after browsing their gallery on their website, you’ll realize they’ll not only blow you away with their amazing work but it will also thrill your guests.
Toast the Nominees
Providing a delightful selection of beverages for your Oscar party is key. This is one celebration that will require some bubbles, but also some other varieties as well. No need to stress over those details, however, visit The Winehouse and they’ll take all the guesswork out of your drink menu. I chose The Winehouse because they have virtually everything imaginable including a knowledgeable and helpful staff. Their ample inventory is stored in 18,000 square feet and includes everything wine and wine-related that you can imagine as well as liquor and beer. You may even decide to opt in for one of their wine classes – their curriculum is extensive with offerings for everyone from beginners to those with more advanced knowledge.
Your Own Craft Services
You’re hosting the party and your main job is to ensure that everyone enjoys themselves. So, to that end, you’ll want to make certain that you have the caterer that will meet your needs and – like the other details of your event – will let your guests know they are at THE Oscar party. Tres LA makes the collaboration and planning with a caterer simple. It begins with a menu questionnaire that will allow them to craft a custom menu that will appeal to your taste as well as your budget. They’ve catered everything from events for Facebook and Paramount to private parties and occasions for celebrities including Janet Jackson and Kevin Bacon.
For Further Inspiration
To keep your creative juices flowing, take a look at some of these Oscar party idea posts. While they may not all be fitting for the elegant affair I’m recommending for you, they can certainly continue to spark creativity and inspire you to implement some fun and memorable ideas. Whether you opt for a popcorn bar, a red carpet step and repeat, or some impressive invitations, you’re certain to see something that will work for your Oscar party.
It’s time to prepare your guest list and contact the caterer and the florist and order your drinks. Your Oscar party will be grand, elegant, and enviable! I hope you’ll give serious consideration to that photo booth. If your friends are getting glammed up for your party, you’ll want to make them feel like celebrities. Cheers to a smashingly successful Oscar soiree!