How to Host a Charming Oscar Party at Home

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Ideas for hosting a charming Oscar party at home! Oscar party food, decorations and of course a printable ballot!

Popcorn and candy in bowls for an Oscar party

We host an annual event every year in celebration of the Oscars. While we’re not in Beverly Hills, and Wolfgang Puck isn’t cooking for us (unfortunately!), that doesn’t mean we can’t have our own Oscar viewing party!

We’re rolling out the red carpet for our friends and throwing a classy Oscar party at home.

We’re very excited to see who takes home best supporting actress and actor this year, but until then we’re planning our Oscars gala with some charming party ideas for you to do at home.

How do you throw an Oscar party?

Popcorn and Oscar party cookies with gold stars.

Oscar Party Food Ideas

Keep the menu simple, yet elegant. There is something about seafood that always feels classy.

Mini lobster rolls on a marble tray
Oscar party food and drinks

Popcorn Ideas

Of course, it’s not an Oscar party without popcorn and Champagne! Add a tablespoon of Old Bay seasoning to buttered popcorn to compliment the seafood you’re serving.

Old Bay Seasoning on popcorn

The Old Bay seasoning adds a kick to the popcorn and goes well with seafood!

Old Bay Seasoning on Popcorn

Add rosemary or white cheddar to your popcorn once it’s popped, and both are so good!

Popcorn in white and gold bowls.

I also like placing gold star sprinkles in bowls for guests to add to their popcorn as well as Milkduds and Whoppers because those bring back nostalgic movie theater memories!

Popcorn in white popcorn bowl
Popcorn with chocolate malt balls and gold sprinkles.

Oscar Party Cocktails

As for the sparkly, the official bubbly sponsor of the Oscars is Piper-Heidsieck. You can pick up a bottle at your local grocery or wine shop to serve at your party. Let your guests know that they’re drinking the official Champagne of the Oscars! It’s a charming detail that people will appreciate.

Since I always like to serve a cocktail, try our thyme tequila lemonade. It’s easy to make and so refreshing. It also goes well with a seafood menu and Champagne. You can get the recipe here.

More Cocktail Recipes

Tom Collins

Whiskey Sour

Dirty Martini

Bee’s Knees Cocktail

Smoky Lemon Mule

Spiked lemonade in yellow glasses with sprig of thyme

For dessert, we served Oscar-worthy sugar cookies in the shape of stars and the Oscars statuette.

Oscar party statue cookies

Oscar Party Cake

Make a chocolate tuxedo cake, which is our chocolate devil’s food cake layered with buttercream. One of my favorite cakes ever! It always turns out so good!

Oscar party tuxedo cake on white plate with cookies.

Oscar Party Decorations

The decor is always the fun part! We went with a golden, yellow color scheme and placed beautiful flowers around the house. Order these gold stars to hang from the ceiling or over a window.  I also like these 1.5″ gold  glitter stars to add to the table.

Gold stars hanging from ceiling for Oscar party decorations.

One of my favorite parts about hosting an Oscar party is filling out the ballot pre Oscars. Download and print our 2021 Oscar Ballot here! for guests to fill out before the show.

Whoever has the most correct answers can win a prize, maybe a bottle of champagne or wine to take home, or a small gift card to a local shop.

Oscar Party Printable Ballot

Swag Bag Ideas for Oscar Party

Make your own Oscar Party Swag Bags for your guests to take home! Fill it with fun and silly items like giant ring pops and a bottle of Champagne! Here are more fun ideas for a swag bag!

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring to an Oscar party?

If you’re going to an Oscar party as a guest bring a bottle of Champagne for the host or to enjoy with everyone.

You can also let the host know that you’ll bring printable ballots for everyone to fill out.

Another idea is to bring an appetizer dessert like jalapeño poppers or something easy and delicious!

What do you wear to an Oscar party?

Ask the host what the dress code is for the party. If it’s casual, a casual outfit is great. If the party is a cocktail party, wear a nice cocktail dress or linen dress pants.

Let us know if you use any of these ideas! We would love to see what you create for you Oscar party at home!

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