Instead of drooling over red carpet candids from your sweatpants on the sofa, bring the paparazzi-envied glam into your living room – throw a party for your theatre-going guys and girlfriends and celebrate the people you’ve been watching on the big screen all year. Of course, it goes without saying, do so in award-winning style. Here’s how:
Dress the Part | Channel Cate Blanchett’s 50’s era ensembles with these modern-day spins on the classic boat neck collar and tailored silhouette. But don’t let your fabulous frock hit the hostess’s mark alone. Complete your Carol transformation with Zenzii’s Budding Pearls or Matte Maker bracelets, add a glistening pair of Fluster Cluster or Camera Ready earrings and all you’ll be missing is a cigarette and a brandy.
Show-worthy Service | In the spirit of space exploration (and our society’s green craze), choose edibles from the garden. Specifically – potatoes. If they’re good to enough to keep Matt Damon, The Martian, alive on Mars for more than a year, they’re sufficient for your lot of cinephiles.
Serve them elegantly scalloped, like this from-the-oven version by Food Network, slender and savvy as party-perfected fries or sweet and skewered with sausage, like this sophisticated stick by Well Plated.
If you’d rather keep it unbiased (with plenty of Room for creativity), choose an award-winning menu instead. Roll out your own red carpet with delicious red velvet cupcakes. Dust them with Oscar gold and tuck a tiny, white chocolate “Hollywood” star into their frosted up-dos. Here’s how to make the stars.
Think Leo craved a cocktail out there in all that snow? Warm everyone up from watching The Revenant with an apple-cinnamon hot toddy or seriously impress your guests with barista skills and choose something frothy and white to wind down the night, like this Chai Tea Latte.
Craft the Perfect Ending | Magazines and celebrity reporters have spilled the beans before on the fabulous goodies these A-Listers leave the show with. Show your own party-goers that the Academy recognizes their hard work (as a viewer) as well.
Stuff your swag bags bag with things that support the big screen – The appropriately named Leo clutch by Rebecca Minkoff, a wine tote by kate spade new york, a statement piece from Zenzii sure to keep you in the Spotlight, like our Prism in Passion necklace. Create Bridge of Spies finger-art for your guests in every color using our stackable Express Yourself Small rings and send everyone back down Fury Road – err, home – with movie gift cards so they can see all the films they missed.
The most important tip? No matter what film-strip details you execute, make sure to have your speech ready when you win for this year’s best party.