Throwing an Oscar-Worthy Party

February 18, 2013 12:13:24 PM PST
Oscar Night is coming up on Sunday! Tiffany Munster of Soiree Events says you don't have to spend a lot to throw an "Oscar Worthy Party!" She has some DIY ideas for invitations and décor as well as, Oscar inspired foods and even ideas for "swag" to include in your own gift bags.

Invitations & Decor:
Download templates for Oscar ballot, nametags and invitations from

DIY Red Carpet Ready Decor:
Create your own "red carpet" table runner by using red wrapping paper. Use a Martha Stewart Hole Punch to make star confetti for the party.

Food (see recipes attached) from
Red Carpet Red Velvet Cupcakes
Tuxedo Truffles
Zero Dark Chocolate Cookies

Blue Plate Catering (see recipes attached)
Mini Cheese Steak Sandwiches
Crawfish Hushpuppies
Mini Braised "Beast" Pulled Pork Sandwiches with a Southern Comfort BBQ Sauce
Indian Spice Cashews
Posh Corn ($3.00-$19.00 depending on size)
"Miserables" Macaroons : Available at Vanille Patisserie
Silver Lining Cupcakes

Flower Ideas by Avant Gardenia
Gold spray-painted Italian ruscus in tall black finial vase
Inexpensive: similar, decorative vase could be found at Homegoods or Target

Oscar statue on floral base
Find or purchase online plastic Oscar replica statue (about $10) and place on top of a mini red-rose covered floal foam cylinder for the base
Depending on the size of your base and the amount of roses needed
DIY cost including the statue, $30 or less

Popcorn bucket/bowl filled with flowers
Ceramic, reusable popcorn bucket/bowl and fill with your favorite bunch of flowers
Inexpensive décor option
Approximately $10 to DIY if you already have the popcorn bowl

Oscar Party Swag Bags
Emergency Zit Stick $10, Ulta
Lancome Hydra-Intense Masque $35, Ulta
Nail Art $10-$20, Ulta
SUN Self-Tanner, $30, Ulta
Xen-Tan, $22, Ulta Accessories/Bling