Planning an Oscar viewing party to catch all the fun and fashion with your friends? Do it in style with these decor tips from Tommy Smythe.
Comfortable seating is a must
Awards shows and sporting events can go for four to six hours non-stop, so comfortable seating is a necessity. You want this space to feel like a home theatre, but not look like a Cineplex, so consider a sectional couch for maximum seating. If your space cannot accommodate a sectional go for a couch with chairs and ottomans for additional seating.
All amenities must be in arm's reach
Transform your credenza or sideboard into a bar. Crystal barware provides the opulence you need for a great Oscar party.
Part of watching any broadcast is connecting with social media in real time. Encourage your guests to use social media by making it accessible and part of your schematic: create a media hub with iPads, smartphones, etc.
Go bold with gold
For the ultimate Oscar party, make sure you've got the glitter and glitz of gold. Metallics are neutral, so they can work with the rest of your decor. You can glam it up even further with luxury items like silk cushions.
Sprinkle in a touch of vintage
The Oscars never depart from the event's Hollywood roots, so play it up!
Go all the way with your theme
There's no such thing as an over-the-top theme party, but you can still keep it tasteful. Interactive and fun elements will add life to your party. Create a ballot box and entries for your very own party awards like 'Best Dressed Guest' and 'Most Likely to Get Carried Away at the Bar.'