Red Carpet Viewing Party Ideas for Oscar Night!

Red Carpet Viewing Party Ideas for Oscar Night!


Sunday, March 2, 2014, is Oscar Night and the best fashion show of the year!  Viewing the red carpet coverage is an event all its own, and it deserves its own viewing party. So we created a Mod Cocktail and Concession Stand for you to enjoy with your friends. Its mod and fun and so easy to create in your own home – read on and we’ll show you how to do it!


Audrey Hepburn is the star of our bar!  Did you know…

  • Although, Audrey Hepburn won an Academy Award in 1954 for Roman Holiday, her most iconic role was Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 1961 (she was nominated as Best Actress for this role, but lost to Sophia Loren.)
  • The famous dress she wears in the opening scene (the original Little Black Dress) was designed by Givenchy. FYI: Audrey Hepburn disliked pastries, which she is eating in the opening scene outside Tiffany’s.
  • The “Manhattan” sunglasses designed by Oliver Goldsmith (FYI: in 2011 this model was rereleased in honor of the 50th anniversary of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.) Today, the “Manhattan” style is available only in Smokey Green.

Transform your bar cart into a Mod Concession Stand in a few easy steps:

1. Build a foundation by creating a backdrop – Position a framed poster of an iconic Hollywood star just off center. We chose this shot of Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, framed it in a white frame we had on hand and used black & white chevron patterned wrapping paper as a mat for added contrast.

2.  Accessorize and anchor the ends of the bar car with a film-inspired floral arrangement {use real film to decorate the outside of a glass cylinder vase for a Hollywood-themed arrangement.}

3.  Create your own DIY Party Voting Paddles – how to instructions here>.

4. Add Refreshments – offer both Mod Mocktails and Cocktails. We’re featuring Shirley Temple Mocktails {recipe here}, in honor of the late Shirley Temple who danced and sang her way into our hearts.  Did you know she was the first recipient of the Juvenile Academy Award in 1935?

5. Serve French 75 Cocktails {recipe here} alongside the Shirley Temple.

6. Concessions – dressed up penny candy in glass footed bowls command the 2nd tier of the concession stand. Red licorice bites, dark chocolate nonpareils, and mini fruit slices are the stars here.

7. Popcorn Posies – popcorn is a must at every movie and viewing party, so we dressed it up by creating a glam container for it. Champagne and gold striped paper cones line these metal French fry stands making them the perfect presentation for our party.

Cheers to a great night!



Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali

Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali, co-founders and owners of Party Bluprints Inc. and The Partybluprints Blog, a are lifestyle and entertaining experts. In October 2010, Dawn and Elizabeth published their first book, Plan to Party.  Their mission is to make home entertaining simple and special. Dawn and Elizabeth have been featured on NBCTODAY Show, Fox TV Good Day NY, Good Housekeeping, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, Consumer Report’s Smart Shopper, Redbook Magazine, Woman’s World Magazine, Money Talks News, Denver Life, Martha Stewart Living Radio, Fox News Strategy Room, CBS NY2, and many more regional and local radio shows and newspapers. In addition, they have been featured on countless sites and blogs including,,, and’s “Insider’s Blog”.

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