What’s the best part about the Oscars?
Is it the speeches? Is it the performances? For the second year in a row, there will be no host (remember how great Billy Crystal was?)
Let’s face it, the best part about the Oscars are the red carpet interviews beforehand. Candid, off-the-cuff, and unpredictable, the red carpet runner pre-game is more entertaining than the rest of the awards show.
Now, what’s the best part about your Oscars party?
Is it the show itself? Is it the food and drink? Is it the balloons and other decorations?
Or is it your friends and family?
The answer is pretty obvious of course so how can you put the Oscars in the background and your friends on center stage this year at your Oscars party?
Answer: Have a Red Carpet Event
Listen, no event is a party without great reasons to take fun pictures, laugh, be silly, and just play around. What better way than to strut the red carpet, answer ridiculous questions, make hilarious poses throughout the night?
A simple red carpet runner from your local store or purchased online provides the perfect vehicle for party fun – not to mention some incredible Instagram moments.
But you have to embrace the spirit of the red carpet.
Friends and family (this is really fun if you’ve got kids!) should be encouraged to be as Hollywood outrageous as possible. Hand out awards for best red carpet strut, best over the shoulder pose, funniest interview answer, most ridiculous interview question, most awkward red carpet kiss, most outrageous outfit.
The opportunity for fun is limited only by your imagination.
Here’s how you set it up beforehand:
- Order a red carpet runner. You can do this either inside or outside depending on your weather, your home, and the number of guests you invite, but a 6-10 foot runner should do the trick. You may be able to pick one up at your local flooring store but you can also order one online at redcarpetstore.com
- Pick your award categories
- Write a handful of silly interview questions out on notecards
- Pick up some prizes – silly is always more fun than expensive
- Tell your guests what you’re doing but don’t tell them the categories or the questions – you want their responses to be spontaneous
Here’s how you make it happen:
- Lay your red carpet where you’ve got enough space for people to watch and take pictures. You can use a white sheet as a backdrop if needed
- Don’t start right away – let people arrive, get settled, have a drink or two first.
- Before the Oscars begin, start the game. Walk the carpet, strike a pose, answer silly questions – the point is just to have some fun and get some great pictures.
- Announce the winners and hand out prizes – you can decide yourself or have people vote.
Your Friends and Family Are the Real Stars
The Oscars are a great excuse to throw a party on a Sunday night, but the real entertainment isn’t on TV. It’s in the memories that you are creating with your loved ones. So whether you throw a red carpet event or do something totally different, make sure you laugh a lot and take lots of pictures.