This is the first time in years that I haven't been home to host an Oscars viewing party. I'm not even sure I'll be able to find a way to watch the awards ceremony in Paris which I realize is pretty ridiculous to be complaining about, but it's one of my favorite tv nights of the year! You can check out last year's Oscar party we had at our house as well as an inspiration board here. Since I can't gather my own party supplies for the event, I thought it would be fun to link to some of the perfect components to host your own party!
Printable Ballots: This is an absolute must for Oscars viewing (I generally score horribly on these). I love this booklet type one from Studio DIY, but if you are looking for a little less time intensive printing then opt for this one-pager from Almost Makes Perfect.
Printable Bingo: How About Orange's blog has been creating free printable bingo (as well as a matching ballot) forever and I love how much fun having a bingo card adds to watching the awards ceremony- plus it's a good activity for guests who don't really care as much about the show as others (ahem, my husband).
Festive Decor: Obviously my first choice for Oscars party decor would be to go all out gold & silver with sequin tablcloths, adorable printables, and festive garland, but a little packet of gold confetti is really all you need.
Gourmet Popcorn: Pick up a packet of these mini popcorn containers and fill with gourmet flavored popcorn like this or this. Another option is setting up a DIY popcorn toppings bar like this one to put the work on your guests!
Fancy Mini Bites: Tv viewing parties are never about sitting down to a full on meal, but your guests are going to need more than popcorn to get through the night. I love to serve fancy mini bites- especially recipes that can be made before guests arrive like crostini or sliders.
Signature Cocktail: No party of mine would complete without a special cocktail for the evening (I have really been wanting to make this one for a party)- bonus points if you whip a batch ahead of time so you aren't mixing cocktails all night long.
Lots of Champagne: No explanation needed here. This one is my favorites for under $15 a bottle!