the at home Oscar party

In college my roommate was obsessed with celebrity gossip, and I was obsessed with celebrity beauty and fashion. Put those traits together and every year we were able to throw the biggest and most fabulous Oscar party on campus.

Since the Oscar\’s are tomorrow her and I have complied for you how to throw your very own at home Oscar Party.

The Oscar\’s are all about celebrities and fashion so it\’s time to bring that glitz and glamor into your own home this year.

{the red carpet ready cocktail}

The Red Capet Ready Cocktail 


  • 2 oz. Tequila
  • Half oz. Orange Liqueur
  • 3 crushed raspberries 
  • A splash of cranberry juice
  • 1 lime
  • Golden caster sugar
  • 1 orange


1.Wet the rim of a tall martini glass using a wedge of orange and rim the glass with golden caster sugar.
2. Add Tequila, lime quarters, Orange liqueur, cranberry juice and the crushed raspberries to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously.
3. Strain the contents into your sugar rimmed martini glass, and garnish with a small wedge of orange.

The Dress
When picking out what you\’ll wear to an Oscar party you want to make sure it\’s something that will show off your best assets. Do you have an Ann Hathaway back? If so have your dress be backless. Want to accentuate your curves try a wrap dress.

The \”Fab\” factor
While your dress is gorgeous you need a little accent to your outfit so try a statement necklace, large headband, cocktail rings or statement earrings.

The Makeup 
It\’s your time to shine so wear makeup that will get people talking. From a dramatic eye look like Nicole Richie has or gorgeous hot pink lipstick like Sandra.

We all know shoes are an important part of the overall look. Those stilettos will give you added height that make you look taller, but slimmer as well. Don\’t want to spend money on shoes? Take a pair of black or nude heels and clip on a pair of statement earrings or a flower for some added glamour.

When it comes to achieving a look hair can make it or break it. For instance if you have a beautiful ball gown type dress don\’t go for the sleek pulled back pony-tail. It will completely ruin your look. You would want to try more of a weddingesque up-do. Remember your hair should compliment your outfit.

You want your nails to be seen, but not be the center of attention. Light colors and nudes are popular with light color dresses or to play it safe. If you are wearing a bold red dress make your nails either one shade darker or lighter of that red.

Party ideas
• most girls dream about getting their picture taken on the red carpet. So set up a photo station and ask a friend to come take some glamour shots at your party.
• Always have a signature cocktail
• serve some fabulous goodies
• send everyone home with a little goodie bag
        one year our goodies basket for each guest included
                   • a bottle of nail polish
                   • a mini nail grooming kit
                   • lip gloss
                   • photo album for the party photos
                   • directions for making the Oscar signature cocktail on a magnet

Here is the favorite signature drink that we served
Pretty in Pink

1 1/2 oz vodka
3/4 oz triple sec
3/4 oz cranberry juice
1 oz fresh lime juice

Pour the vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice and lime juice into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well, strain into a cocktail glass that has been rimmed in pink sugar, and serve.

Will you be throwing a party?


29 Comments on “the at home Oscar party

  1. This is SUCH a great idea! I think it's a bit late for me to organise one now but I will definatly do this next year! :)Love, Vanilla


  2. I get more excited for the Oscars each year than I did my own prom… I can't WAIT for the red carpet!!


  3. Awesome idea! I LOVE the Oscars! I look forward to them for at least a month ahead of time! I am 5 1/2 mos preggos right now, so no cocktails for me! But these look amazing! I cant wait to see what everyone will be wearing!!!


  4. SOOO much fun! I live in France, so we can't watch the Oscars when they are on, but this is an excellent idea for the future, what a fun girls night!! And thanks for the love on my blog! I am now following you, can't wait to read more!


  5. This is a really cute post! I will be watching only the pre-show unfortunately, the time difference dramatically hinders my ability to get up for work in the morning. Only one thing to disagree with, I think simple hair, like a ponytail, looks so good with certain dresses. My Growing Obsessions


  6. Hey gf! Thank you SO much for your comment, you made my day!I just love your blog! It's so well organized and I love all of the ideas!I'm YOUR newest follower!


  7. Enjoy your Oscar soirée! I love the pre-show and usually lose interest within the first 30 minutes of the show! XO


  8. Okay, I had it in my head that I should do a bun/twist with a braid with m hair, but I couldn't figure out exactly where I got that idea from. Now I know! So pretty, and what a fun post!


  9. im coming to join your oscar party. im having one of my own right now except my drink (not of choice, but it's all i have) is a miller lite. good thing i dont have to fit into a pretty dress 😉 hope you had a good weekend girl!<3 megan


  10. Love all your tips, especially the drink recipes! Wasn't able to use them for an Oscars party, but will use them in the future :o)Thanks for stopping by my blog!-Samantha


  11. Great post, I hope the voyage will be successful.Traditional clapperboards used to consist of a wooden slate and a hinged clapstick attached to the top of the slate. However, modern clapperboards now generally use a pair of wooden sticks atop whiteboard or translucent acrylic glass slates which do not require additional lighting from the camera side to be legible. Oscar statue


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