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Hosting a Watching Party for the Oscars

An Academy Award statue

The Oscars, also known as the Academy Awards, is an awards ceremony that happens once a year to commemorate the best of the best in film. Host your own Oscars-themed party in your apartment and watch to see who the winners are. Our 2424 Penn Blog has a few ideas to help you plan.

Choose a Theme

Choose a theme for your Oscars-watching party and let your guests know in advance so that they know what to bring, what to wear, and what to expect. We love this idea from Lauren Conrad’s blog for a PJ’s and Pearls Oscar Party! You might even try making it a costume party and ask your guests to impersonate one of their favorite celebrities.


You don’t need to go all out, but you can if you want to! Glitter dipped balloons, bow tie paper napkins, or a DIY red carpet aisle runner are just a few ideas.


Oscars Bingo from PureWow

Turn watching the Oscars into a fun game of Bingo by looking for certain things stated on your bingo cards. Get the free printable Oscars bingo cards from PureWow by clicking on the link above.

Oscar Predictions from Vanity Fair

Make a game of seeing who can get the most predictions right for the winners in each category. Make printable Oscar ballots for everyone to choose their predictions. The printable cards from Vanity Fair in the link are for the 2017 Oscars, but you can use it as a template to make your own for this year. Or you can go directly to the Oscars website for the Official Oscars Challenge.


Gold Glitter Cake Pops from The Cookie Rookie

Make your night glitter with these lemon cake pops topped with edible gold glitter. It doesn’t get much sweeter than this! You will need a box of lemon cake mix, lemon frosting, white chocolate wafers or candy coating, vegetable oil, lollipop sticks or decorative straws, gold pearl baking dust, and gold or silver sprinkles.

5 Fabulous Popcorn Recipes For An Oscars Party from BuzzFeed

Since the Oscars are all about movie awards, popcorn becomes pretty much a given when it comes to the snack menu. Serve one — or all — of these popcorn recipes.

Do you plan on watching The Oscars this year? Let us know in the comments and share any of your Oscars party ideas as well. Thanks for reading. Have a glamorous month here in Washington D.C. and enjoy watching The Oscars on February 24th!