How to Host a Glamorous Oscars Viewing Party

Tips for hosting an Oscars viewing party from Homemakers Furniture
Post updated 2/6/17

If your favorite season of the year is awards season, then you’re probably well-aware that the Academy Awards are quickly approaching. It’s the perfect excuse to get your friends together for food, fun and entertainment. This year, why not host a glamorous Oscars viewing party in your home? Scroll down to see our 7 tips on transforming your space for a chic Oscars viewing party.

Chic Oscar Night Party Ideas for 2017

Send Out Real Invites

Who doesn’t like getting mail? Yeah, e-cards are easy and free…but there’s something delightfully personal about a hand-addressed envelope. Especially when it’s an invite to an Academy Awards soirée. Take the extra time. Old-school invites are the elegant touch your party needs. You can find plenty of printable Oscar invites online, or you can hand-make your own.

Tidy Up Your TV Stand

Keep your electronics unblocked and your console clutter-free. Organizing items in your TV stand creates a clean focal point. Use shelves to display your all-time favorite movies or fun Oscars décor. While you’re tidying up your living space, make sure no one’s view is obstructed by furniture or coffee table decor. What’s the point of a viewing party if you can’t see the TV? Test out every seat before your Oscar party if you need to.

Are you realizing that you need to upgrade your entertainment furniture? We have TV stands and entertainment centers for every space and style at Homemakers, for the lowest price, guaranteed. Use the arrows in the top left corner of the slideshow below to browse just a few of our home entertainment pieces.

Incorporate an Oscars-Themed Activity

Make your Oscars viewing party extra special with bingo boards or a pre-show trivia game. You’ll have a fun icebreaker that also challenges your guests’ entertainment savvy. Or, fill out voting ballots! We created a free, printable Oscars 2017 ballot below that you can fill out with friends before the show starts. You can even up the stakes by handing out prizes (or awards) to the people with the most correct answers!

2017 Printable Oscars Ballot

Oscars 2017 Ballot

Go Big with Your Oscars Decor

Let the gold glitter fly and get creative with your Oscar party decor! From edible statuettes to star-studded backdrops, we’ve collected the best decor ideas on our Oscars Pinterest board.

If you’re a year-round movie buff, check out the film-inspired decor in our home theater area. We have everything from metal film reels to Hollywood wall art, featuring timeless icons like Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe.

Oscars and Movie Decor at Homemakers Furniture

Prepare a Spot to Kick Back

Who doesn’t love reclining furniture? Whether it’s Oscar night, game day or movie time, give yourself (and your guests) full-body relief. Reclining furniture is a great investment for any living space. We even carry pieces with power adjustable headrests for completely ergonomic positioning. You can also enjoy modern convenience with built-in USB ports and electrical outlets on several of our power reclining pieces.

If you’re content with your stationary pieces, consider investing in a few ottomans and poufs. Their versatile design allows them to be used as a footrest, additional seating or a snack surface.

La-Z-Boy Rowan Reclining Sofa from Homemakers Furniture

Create a Snacking Station

Speaking of snacks, don’t forget munchies for your Oscars party! Create a fun refreshment spread on a lift-top coffee table or a rolling cart. Even a stylized end table will work. Your snack spread is all about presentation. Go the extra mile by printing out themed labels, cupcake toppers and other foodie décor. If you’re truly committed, look for snacks that actually reflect your screening. Star fruit and tuxedo cookies are the perfect bites for any Oscars viewing party. Just make sure you’re aware of any food allergies before stocking up on treats.

Provide Plenty of Pillows and Blankets

Nothing says ‘snuggle up’ like a pile of blankets and pillows. Place some accent pillows on your seating for extra cushion and style. Top it off with a complementing blanket, and you’re ready for the show!

Aspen Cambridge Entertainment Center from Homemakers Furniture

How do You do Oscars Night?

Do you have any tips for hosting a stylish movie night or Oscars screening party? Share your ideas or photos in a comment below!

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