Academy Awards night is always exciting, but this year it’s even more so since Coldwell Banker’s “Home’s Best Friend” commercial will be airing! We know many of you have seen it already on our YouTube channel and Facebook page, but there’s nothing quite like seeing it on the big screen. What better way to enjoy the show and the commercial than by hosting a viewing party right in your own home?
Last year, my friends Tiffany & Jacquelyn invited me to an Oscar viewing party. As soon as I saw the invite, I knew I was in for an amazing evening. With Tiffany being a fashion stylist and Jacquelyn being an event planner, there’s no such thing as a “small get-together” with these ladies – everything is planned to perfection and always over the top in the best way possible! Here are some tips on how to throw an award-winning Oscar party at home:
Fabulous Decor is a Must!
Immediately upon entering Tiffany’s apartment, we were greeted by a table filled with macarons, mini champagne bottles, beautiful flowers, and candles. All of this was surrounded by big, coffee table style books about fashion – perfectly tying in one of the biggest elements of the Oscars! Treat your guests to sweet treats, bubbly (champagne or sparkling water if you have underage guests!), and make sure your table is set to perfection.
Alert the Fashion Police
My friends & I had a blast voting on the red carpet styles by using these homemade “score cards” with phrases like “Fire Your Stylist”, “Giving Me Life”, etc. These were created by simply attaching the star-shaped cards to long Popsicle sticks and finishing it off with a sparkly gold ribbon. They looked beautiful arranged in a glass vase on the table and even doubled as a centerpiece. We even had cards with emojis… you know, for those times when no words are necessary:
Prepare for Mid-Show Munchies
Voting on red carpet outfits can really make you work up an appetite (wink) so it was great to have these bite-sized snacks on hand halfway through the show. Provide a few options for your guests so they don’t go home hungry!
Don’t Forget Your Phone Charger
You’ll want to make sure your phone is fully charged so you can participate in our Twitter party that night using the hashtag #homerocks. We’ll be hosting along with our awesome co-hosts from Adopt-a-Pet.com and bringing you everything from live red carpet coverage to great articles about dog grooming, adoption, and so much more.
See you on Sunday!
Via: Coldwell Banker Blog