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How to Throw the Ultimate Oscars Watch Party This Weekend

By Lindsey Paradis | February 27, 2018 | Lifestyle

Ready the confetti! We've got you covered on how to give your guests the star treatment and throw this season's hottest Oscars party.

The Invite

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Show your friends and family that they’re truly VIPs with a fun digital invite. Go full Hollywood with themed options from Punchbowl and Evite.

The Decor

Up your party’s star power with some festive decor. You don’t need to be at the Oscars to walk the red carpet; make your guests feel like celebrities as they make an entrance on on a red carpet runner. For a classic box-office look, you can also incorporate clapboard-inspired plates, Walk of Fame straws, and gold and black balloons.

The Food

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The Academy Awards is a marathon not a sprint—starting at 8:30 p.m. EST, and running well over three hours. Keep your guests full and having fun with easy-to-make award shaped sugar cookies and classy tuxedo hot dogs. And don’t forget the quintessential movie viewing snacks: popcorn and candy! You can even dress it up in cute, retro containers.

The Signature Cocktail

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Pass on the stereotypical bubbly and toast to the night’s big winners with this Get Out inspired cocktail from Ocean Prime.

Ocean Prime’s Get Out Gimlet

Ingredients:

  1. 1 ½ oz. Bombay Sapphire Gin
  2. 1 oz. Freshly squeezed lime juice
  3. 1 oz. Simple syrup
  4. 4 to 5 Slices of cucumber

Preparation:

  1. Fill glass with ice
  2. Add cucumber, fresh lime and simple syrup to a mixing tin
  3. Muddle with three ice cubes until the cucumber is dissolved
  4. Add ice to the mixing tin to fill it halfway
  5. Shake gently and strain into iced glass and enjoy!
Cast Your Vote

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Partake in some friendly competition as you pick the show’s big winners. Printable ballots are the perfect way to make the long program all that more interesting!

Present the Winners

And the award goes to. Present your night’s winners with an Oscar of their own with miniature gold statues.



Photography by: Photography via punchbowl.com (The Invite); bakerella.com (The Food); etsy.com (Cast Your Vote); courtesy of Ocean Prime