It’s that time of year again: Oscars time. And it is the perfect excuse for a party! But how can you make your party stand out and be memorable on the rather minimal budget of us Collegiettes? Don’t worry, it’s easy. Just follow these three simple steps:
1. Give Your Party A Theme
Giving a party a theme automatically takes it up on the party scale. It allows for better decoration ideas, more interested guests, and an overall more put-together feel. You could theme your party after one of the films that has been nominated. For example, this year you could make it a “Party at Gatsby’s” to go along with the film The Great Gatsby.
Or you could even just make it a “Night at the Oscars” or “Red Carpet” themed party. Just use a lot of black, silver, and gold or put a red carpet throughout the venue.
It also helps inspire awesome invitation ideas.
2. Guest Participation
This is a super important part of throwing a party, especially an Oscar Party. There are so many fun things that you can do. And the more interactive your party is, the less likely that your guests will be bored and looking at the clock every few minutes.
Here are some great ideas to add to your party…
Make your own ballots: We do this every year at the party we throw at my house. We pass around lists of all the awards and who is nominated for which. The guests must fill out who they think will win each award before the actual ceremony begins. In the end, the person who got the most correct wins a prize. But don’t worry, it can be just something cheap and funny. We usually give out a bobble head, but you could give out a movie poster or something else as well (they’re only $8 at Newbury Comics).
Have them dress up: Having your guests dress according to the theme is a great way to add more fun to the night. Who doesn’t love a costume party?
Decorations are the most important part of any party, especially an Oscar party. Don’t be afraid to overdo it. The more the merrier and the more you have, the more filled up your venue will look, whether it be your house, dorm or a rented space. Again, Pinterest is the perfect place for decoration ideas. It also is chock-full of DIY ideas that can help keep everything within the rather low-budget of us hard-working Collegiettes.