Oscars 2016: The Ultimate Party Guide
(ABC News) — The biggest night in Hollywood is almost here, and this year, the stars won’t be the only ones attending blow-out Oscar bashes. ABC News’ “Good Morning America” came up with a list of party-planning tips for anyone who is hosting a viewing party on Oscar night.
Check out our ideas that will make your party worthy of an award itself.
Transform your living room into a VIP Oscar party lounge with just a few cute and easy-to-assemble decorations.
Lori Bergamotto’s DIY Photo Booth: This sparkly gold photo booth will make your guests feel like movie stars posing on a red carpet. Order or DIY some simple props, and get ready to pose for the camera!
Mariahland’s Red-Carpet Ready Glassware: Enjoy your cool beverages out of these adorable tuxedo drinking glasses. This simple DIY takes less than 10 minutes to make, and gives you the perfect glass to sip on your “Chris Rock-tails” all night long.
Sugar and Charm’s Oscars Confetti: Sprinkle these easy-to-make Oscars confetti around the table to make your party a star-studded affair.
Kick your party up a notch with these punny recipes for Oscars night.
Main Course: Consider serving these “The Big Short” sliders in honor of the film’s five nominations, including Best Picture.
Snack: Throughout the show, pass around yummy gummy bears. Unlike the bear in “The Revenant,” these bears won’t bite back.
Dessert: We recommend making these “Bridge of Whoopee Pies,” to celebrate “Bridge of Spies'” multiple Oscar nominations. Matilda Ramsey’s recipe is delicious.
While the awards show is the main event of the night, here are a few ideas to keep the party alive from start to finish.
Lia Griffith’s Oscars Ballot: Fill out these Oscars ballots before the ceremony starts, and see who of your friends get the most predictions right.
Sugar & Cloth’s Oscars Bingo: Engage in a little friendly competition during the show with these creative Oscars bingo cards.
Music: The Ultimate Oscar Party Playlist No party is complete with music. DJ KISS and DJ M.O.S., who will entertain the stars at the Governors Ball, the Academy’s official post-Oscars party, made a special playlist for “Good Morning America.” Your guests will get into party mode with hits from Michael Jackson to The Weeknd to Bruno Mars.
1. I’m So Excited – Pointer Sisters
2. Hollywood Swinging – Kool & The Gang
3. In the Night – The Weeknd
4. Something in the Way You Move – Ellie Goulding
5. Shining Star – Earth, Wind & Fire
6. All Night Long – Lionel Richie
7. Adventure of a Lifetime – Coldplay
8. Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
9. Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
10. Hip Hop Hooray – Naughty By Nature
11. Work – Rihanna
12. Cake by the Ocean – DNCE
13. Under Pressure – David Bowie
14. Ain’t No Mountain High – Marvin Gaye
15. Once in a Lifetime – Talking Heads
After the night is over, send your guests home with these creative party favors that will have your guests feeling like a winner even after the show is over.
Kristi Murphy’s DIY Oscars Swag Bag: Treat your guests like A-listers by gifting them these cute Oscars swag bags at the end of the night.
Mariahland’s DIY Oscar Statue: This creative Oscars statue is the perfect memento of the awards show. Your guests will love it!
Follow these party-planning tips and you’ll be accepting the award for “Best Party Host” in no time.
The Academy Awards air this Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on ABC.