Throw the Perfect Oscars Party

February 2, 2020

The 92nd Academy Awards are fast approaching (Sunday, February 9th), which means you only have about a week to plan your Oscars watch party. From décor ideas to food & wine, here are our tips for hosting an evening worthy of its own Academy Award.


Some simple balloons and streamers in black and gold are enough to make any party feel Oscar-worthy. Add a little star power with some actual gold stars and glitter. Make the evening even more authentic by adding a red carpet leading to your door that will make your guests feel like A-list stars.

The Fun

Oscar ballots are a great way to get your guests involved in the awards ceremony. You can make it a high-stakes contest with prizes or just a friendly game of skill amongst friends to keep everyone engaged.

The Favors

Little statuettes, such as those found at your local party store, are a great way to say thanks to your guests, while leaving them with a nice reminder from your event. Other ideas include small bottles of bubbly, decorated flute glasses, or themed sugar cookies.

The Food

One of the most important things about hosting a party is the snacks. The Academy Awards ceremony is about 3 hours and you definitely don’t want your guests to go hungry. We recommend small bites, such as these mini Smoked-Salmon Croque-Monsieurs (via Food & Wine) and these Pecan and Boursin Stuffed Dates (via Imagelicious). It’s less dishwashing for you and it’s easy to get up and grab something to eat without disrupting the show. A movie snack bar is a nice way to keep with the Hollywood theme. Set up a display with bags of popcorn, candy, and nachos. These classic movie theater foods pair deliciously with sparkling wine.

The Wine

Finally, no Oscars party is complete without great wines. Sparkling wine is a necessity, but you’ll also want to serve an approachable red wine that pairs with lots of things. An elegant, easy-going Pinot Noir like this 2016 Chalk Hill Estate Pinot Noir is an excellent choice.  For a white wine, we recommend this 2018 The Four Graces Pinot Blanc.

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