Last Minute Oscars Party Ideas

With only 2 days left until the Oscars, I thought I’d put a few ideas together to help you pull off a stylish Oscars viewing party. Since this is so last minute I had to think about what you could realistically do in 48 hours. I like the idea of black and white and gold, so that was the starting point. Here are some of the ideas:
popcorn bar

  • Just the idea of turning napkins into bowties is enough to make me want to set a glamorous table like this one. Black and white set the tone while gold accents add pops of sparkle.
  • Serve mini champagne bottles with black straws. You’ll save on glass ware and you can hang cute name tags around the bottle – add to the theme by using Oscar nominee’s names instead of guest’s.
  • Make sure to keep food light enough so you still have an appetite for a chic popcorn bar. Serve different flavors from savory to sweet using disposable snack boxes.
  • A black and white dessert table is a must. Black and white parfaits and other sweets are easy to assemble, and items with a golden hue {like donuts} blend in nicely.
  • Top off some treats with golden stars cut out of glitter paper and attached to a pick.
  • Get FREE downloads of the Best Picture nominees and place these tags on vases, favor bags, or on picks to insert into flower arrangements.
  • A few more ideas – Make a quick run to the party store for some golden statuettes; Hang a gold lame “curtain” for photo ops; Include photo booth props like boas, hats, & sunglasses; Offer up voting ballots to your guests to fill out.



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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. OMG – LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!!

  2. LOVE IT! What else can be said about so many of your ideas?

  3. Though I am not going to attend Oscars anytime soon but the article you wrote is really interesting and was wort every second I spent reading it.


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