The Academy Awards are this Sunday, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel! Which celebrities will win an Oscar this year? You have to watch to find out! There’s no better way to watch it than by having an Oscar-themed party. After you use an address finder for a party location, you should try these techy ideas to spice up your celebration!
Nothing is cooler than sending personalized e-invitations! They show your guests that you’re really putting some thought into your party. Some card design ideas include a Hollywood star, a red carpet, or a classic, sparkle gold background. There are plenty of websites that have free Oscar-themed e-invites to choose from, too. Some of them are Evite, Punchbowl, and Pingg. Plus, your guests can use the information on your invite and immediately go to an address finder to learn more about the location of your party.
Official Oscars Challenge
This year, the Academy has created the Official Oscars Challenge. All you have to do is login via Facebook and cast your ballot for who you think is going to win an Oscar Award. No party is complete without everyone casting their ballots! To tie in the social media aspect, you can ask your friends on Facebook to cast their ballots as well. This way, they submit their ballot beforehand and everyone in the party can see each others ballots. Then on party night, you can check and see who had the top ballot! A plus is that you get entered to win a trip to next year’s Academy Awards. All you have to do is use an address finder to find out how to get there. How cool!
Make Sure to Have a Large Television
The key to any viewing party, whether a sports game or awards show, is having a large and clear television. Having the wrong TV, or one that’s way too small, can ruin a party. No host wants that! If you have a large television, great! If you don’t, either go buy a new TV or rent one for the night. Some great stores to purchase a TV include Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. To rent a TV for the night, you can try Rent-A-Center or Aaron’s. But before you do either of these, make sure you have a clear budget.
Have a Photo Booth
No Oscar party is complete without a photo booth. You can rent one, if you have the money, or create one yourself. Just make a simple, red carpet-esque background, include accessories for your guests to use in photos, and a camera, of course. Possible DIY photo booth accessories include beads, fake Oscar awards, hats, boas, and honestly, anything you could imagine. Take it up a notch and ask your guests to dress up! If you don’t have a camera, tell your friends they can just snap an Oscar selfie!
Create a Party Hashtag
Nothing is more personalized than creating a hashtag specifically for your party. Consider whether you want your hashtag to be traditional or creative. For a more traditional hashtag, you could do something like “#Oscars89AtAmys” or “#AmysOscarParty2017.” They’re simple, straightforward, and most likely will not be taken. If you want something more creative, there are so many possibilities. You could create a hashtag for whatever movie your party is rooting for, like La La Land. You could also do something more comical like, “#OscarWinnerBeLike” with a photo or video. My only advice: make sure your hashtag isn’t being used! Otherwise, it won’t be clear which photos on social media are from your party.
Overall, you should find a reason to throw an Oscar party, small or large! Be sure to contact us if you’re looking for more tips. It’s always great to hang out with friends and family. Make sure to cast your Oscars ballot and watch it this Sunday!