On Sunday night we cohosted a glamorous Oscars party fit for our movie star guests. We collaborated with Serge and Nikhil of m1-5 Bar & Lounge to transform a chic Tribeca lounge into an Oscar worthy viewing room. Guests loved our Oscar menu filled with previews, feature films, credits and concessions. We are excited to share our evening with you.
A beautiful party begins with a beautiful invitation. We use Splash to customize our gorgeous invitations. Splash distributes online invitations (think Evite, Paperless Post and Punchbowl), manages contact lists (think MailChimp), sells tickets (think Eventbrite), and creates a page to showcase the postparty photos (think Flickr). You can find our original invitation here.
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
We combined gold, red, white and black for our Oscar-worthy color scheme. We transformed ordinary red fabric into our fabulous red carpet. We created our glamorous red carpet photobooth with metallic gold and black fringe curtains from Decorative Novelty and OSCARS balloons from Instaballoons. We recommend doubling up on red carpets to make the width wider. We created adorable table centerpieces using Oscar statues, popcorn boxes and printables. Instaballoons is offering Twinspirational followers a 10% discount on their balloon purchases. Just use this link and / or use the discount code Twinspirational to create a memorable Photo Booth for your next event.
THE RED CARPET PRESHOW
We asked our guests to dress to impress since this awards show is as much about fashion as it is about film. Gentlemen sported suits or tuxedos, while ladies donned gowns or cocktail dresses. Our guests loved our Oscar Photo Booth props from Printable Prop Shop on Etsy. It’s cheaper to buy the digital files and print yourself, but if you are pressed for time, you can always order them fully assembled. We also separately purchased clap boards, film strip and video reels. The paparazzi caught the guests with their Oscars awards too.
AND THE OSCAR WINNING DISHES ARE…
Archana custom created an Oscar menu for the evening. She imagined “if these outstanding movies, actors, actresses and directors were dishes, what would they be?”
Guests loved our Oscar inspired menu.
Guests enjoyed Dunkirken Doughnuts and Brigadeiro Coco Balls by Lindy’s Sweet Creations for dessert.
We served guests Oscar inspired specialty cocktails. Hellisoy sponsored the All the Hellisoy in the World and the Oscar-tini.
The Oscars are a 3+ hour affair. Bingo was a big hit at our 2016’s Oscar Party so we decided to bring it back this year. This isn’t the Super Bowl so guests can enjoy some off-screen fun. Congrats to our big winner, Anna!
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
The Academy Awards are not just about achievements in film. This awards show is also about seeing your favorite celebrities get all dolled up in their best or worst looks. Our Oscar party also delivered a night of gorgeous fashion from our guests.
At the end of the night, guests departed with an Oscar chocolate lollipop in milk, lemon or red chocolate.
THAT’S A WRAP!
Thanks to Serge, Nikhil and the staff at m1-5 for a wonderful evening. Special thanks to Eric and Hellisoy for sponsoring our cocktails. For more Oscars ideas, check out La La Oscars and It’s Showtime.
“People dream their whole lives of their Oscar speech; I dreamt my whole life of hosting the Oscars.” ―T. J. Miller
What an amazing turn out for the event. THis is definitely an event one would not want to miss. An great eye for detail with the menu.
Thanks. We love incorporating food and decor into the theme! It's something we aim to do for every party.
This looks so fun! Everyone looked so lovely and the food looks delicious!
Thanks. m1-5 is a great place to host a fabulous party in NYC. We love transforming food menus into Oscar worthy menus!
What a great party theme. The decorations and props were awesome. I'm sure you all had fun with your walk down the red carpet!
Thanks. We got the fringe curtains from Decorative Novelty (https://www.decorativenovelty.com), the Balloons from Instaballons (www.instaballoons.com/discount/twinspirational – link includes our 10% discount) and the carpet was from Amazon. All very easy to DIY!
What a perfect Oscar's backdrop!Cristyhttp://happyfamilyblog.com
Glad you enjoyed! We got the fringe curtains from Decorative Novelty (https://www.decorativenovelty.com), the Balloons from Instaballons (www.instaballoons.com/discount/twinspirational – link includes our 10% discount) and the carpet was from Amazon. All very easy to DIY!
Great party! I love the backdrop!
We loved it too! And very easy to DIY. We got the fringe curtains from Decorative Novelty (https://www.decorativenovelty.com), the Balloons from Instaballons (www.instaballoons.com/discount/twinspirational – link includes our 10% discount) and the carpet was from Amazon.
Well, this looks like more fun than the actual Oscars! The menu is too clever… love it.
What a clever, creative and fun event! From the sleek decorations to the menu's everything was perfect. I see the guests donned their best as asked.
What a creative idea! I thought it was really an event for Oscars! Everyone looks stunning!
I've never watched the Oscars before, but I think I might if it was at a party like this! So fun!
What a fun oscar party. I love all the details and the food looks amazing!
What a fun night and some great ideas! My favorite party from my youth was an Oscar's Party that I threw. We had a riot.
Oh my…I love the menu…so creative!!!
Your party looks so amazing! I love the Bingo idea – when I watch at home I wind up fast-forwarding a lot of the less flashy ideas, so it totally makes sense to play a game.
The food, games, and company makes for a fun evening for sure! Loved the chocolate Oscar.
This looks like so much fun! Definitely taking this idea for next year! Would have never thought of this!
What a great event! I adore the creativity behind it, the styling is so beautiful and it looks like everyone had a really great time 😀
This is so cool! The appetizers look great and I love the mini Oscars. I'm so happy that Coco won best animated feature too.
This is amazing! Everything from the invitation to the food to the backdrop is just perfect! I have to make it to one of your parties one day
Now this is an Oscar party! I would have loved to be there!
I’m always bummed that I didn’t plan an Oscar party after I see others having theme parties.
That menu looks so delicious! I hope you all had a wonderful time 🙂
So much work went into this but WOW . So fun and so legit! I bet everyone had a blast.
What an awesome Oscar party! I love how you had movie themed food items, as a foodie that was my fav! Amazing as usual.
What a fun idea. You girls really know how to host a party! I love the menu and photo booth. The whole event looked classy and professional, yet still fun and relaxed!
What a fun event! Everyone looks to be having a wonderful time. Bingo and tasty food is right up my alley.
So were the beautiful gold chocolate Oscars covered in edible gold chips?! They were as tasty as beautiful!
ah I love this! looks like such a blast. the decor is seriously cute!
Keep writing up.