This spectacular OSCARS + ACADEMY AWARDS THEMED PARTY was submitted by Loralee Lewis of Loralee Lewis.
What a fabulous party! I especially love all of the gold used throughout it; it’s so elegant and rich. I also love the darling cupcakes with blackberries on top. This party has so many really great ideas that would work perfectly for a girls night out or movie viewing party as well as a Oscars + Academy Awards Party.
The Oscars + Academy Awards party ideas and elements that I like best from this lovely occasion are:
- The beautiful white cake with gold accents
- The darling cupcakes with blackberries on top
- The cute salt shakers full of different flavors
- The fun gold rosette pennant labels
- The cute bright pink “enjoy” popcorn favor boxes
- and MORE!
Oscar + Academy Award Party Details:This is what Loralee said about planning and styling the party-
“We love Oscar’s parties. When asked to write about this party, I thought I would do it in the format of five “Steps” that I followed to make it just what I envisioned, shared below!
Step #1: Think of it as a Girls/Guys Night In and get comfy! Think Satin Pajamas with kitten heels not taffeta prom dresses with fishnets. Leave the Spanx at home and let the stars to do all the work at this event!
Step #2: Keep the Food Simple and the Presentation Fancy! With this event I took very normal foods, namely: Popcorn, candy bars, beverages and dressed each of them up. I created a Popcorn Bar by simply setting out different popcorn toppings, such as: nuts, chocolate, flavored sugars, butter shakers, etc. I also place our labels on the chocolate bars and a couture cupcake kit onto store bought cupcakes.
Step #3: Get Cheeky! To help guests imagination with the popcorn bar, I created a Popcorn Cocktail Menu of sorts! I named each Popcorn Cocktail after one of the best picture nominees. The names I used was: The Dallas Cheddar Club, Twelve Years of Chocolate, AmeriCorn Hustle, The Pop of Wall Street, Captain Poppin. I then place a simple recipe under each title for how they could make that Popcorn Cocktail. For example under Twelve Years of Chocolate it read Begin with kettle corn. Drizzle with chocolate sauce. Sprinkle with pecans and M&Ms. I also utilized the stars name on my martini glasses. I adorned each martini glass with a tag of a different nominees name. This way guests know what glass is theirs the whole night!
Step #4: Dont let you guests leave with out their very own Swag Bag! Because I was asked to place products in the Emmys Gift Bags, I know a lot about swag bags now! And I just love them
and so I know guests will too! (Good rule of thumb: If you love it, your guests will too! Birds of a feather, flock together!). The fun thing about swag bags is you can do them as low key or as high end as you would like. You can place free perfume samples, lotions, and small items from the dollar store inside of them. Or you can swing the buck, and throw in slippers, a new set of pjs, and a spa gift certificate. Its completely up to you! Either way, its a lot of fun for a guest to get a bag filled with fun new items to try!
Step #5: Choose a Few Things and Resist the Urge to Do It All. This is the final step of all my parties. Choose one or two things that you want to do yourself for the event and then make the rest simple. One of my company goals is to provide hosts and hostesses with beautiful products to make their lives easier. Life is hard enough entertaining shouldnt be. If you decide to make dinner for your guests, buy the party supplies from Kara! If you are doing an elaborate table backdrop and sweeping decorations from scratch, buy the paper details and invitations, and dont try to do the cheesecake and hors devours from scratch as well. Pick and choose. Otherwise, you will be stressed and never want to entertain again. Again, life can be hard. Entertaining shouldnt be”!
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