Strike Oscar party gold with these home decor tips
Once a year, it’s OK to gild the lily. Or pretty much everything around you.
If you have a list of all the movies that might possibly win best picture, or know every actor who might get a nod from the Academy, it’s time to throw an Oscar night party.
And key to that is to get with the theme. That means all things gold (note that statue ain’t silver) and anything movie-themed.
Chrissy Madison, spokeswoman for Pier 1 Imports, suggests that if movies are important to you, invite your friends over to cast their votes, complete with ballots. And add a few clever appetizers (think creative popcorn) to get the festivities rolling. Of course, decor will help with the theme, too.
“Bring an unexpected movie-themed accent into your home with Pier 1 Imports’ Movie Reel Accent Table,” she says.
And enjoy your passion for gold, she adds.
“Sparkling and shimmering metallic have been all over the red carpet this season,” she says. “You might not have your own Oscar to display, but you can still make a statement with a beautiful bouquet in a gold vase.”
Avagay Lindsay, spokeswoman for Party City, notes that the Oscar party is a perfect excuse to add a bit of Hollywood glam to your home.
“We suggest sticking with traditional Hollywood colors of hues of black, red and gold,” she says. “Create a glamorous opening scene with a red carpet filled with gold star cutouts of your guests’ names, lined with dazzling metallic star balloon.”
Light up your entrance, she suggests, with standup cutouts of iconic movie start and special effects lights.
Finally, she says, it’s simple enough to decorate the table with the store’s Director’s Cut movie party supplies.
So, if you’re in a party lull between the winter holidays and Memorial Day, let this be an excuse to open your doors. A few suggestions for your Oscar bash:
Go for the gold
Rest beautiful roses or deep-red tulips in these bright vases. Golden mosaic vases, $24.95-$39.95, pier1.com
Add some class
Want to add an elegant touch to the festivities? These lovely glasses will add a touch of class. Artland Jewel four-piece highball glasses, $64.99, kohls.com
Reel it in
It’s simply the ultimate for the movie lover. Movie Reel accent table, $79.95, pier1.com
Dish it up
Decorate the table with this eye-catching set. BBJ Lido four-piece charger plate set, $159.99, kohls.com
Puttin’ on the glitz
Swirls, lights, action. Add a little run to the room. Hollywood party hanging decorations, $4.99, partycity.com