I’ll admit: I’m a bit of an awards season junkie. I read up on the nominations the minute they’re announced, make my guesses at who will win each category and pop open some champagne just in time to watch the red carpet entrances. The Golden Globes are on tonight (anyone else super excited that Tina Fey & Amy Poehler are hosting?), and though I’ll be savoring every minute in my PJ’s, I’ve always thought it would be really fun to host an awards show dinner party and invite all my film-loving friends. Of course I loved the chance to team up with HGTV to create this Oscar Night Party inspiration shoot brimming with golden glitter, delicious hors d’oeuvres and a little Academy Awards trivia to kick things off. By the way, you’ve still got 6 weeks to plan for this year’s Oscars on February 24th! Keep reading for a few of the glitzy-glam outtakes by Chad Wadsworth, and hope you get inspired to throw a little bash of your own!

See this post for instructions on creating the gold confetti runner… you won’t believe how easy it was.

Champagne glasses are even more festive when adorned with gold pom swizzle sticks. To create your own, snip pieces off a garland of gold tinsel (yep, the cheap kind!) then hot glue onto wooden skewers cut to size. (the glassware is a mix of anthropologie and my great grandmother’s crystal.)

We crafted these gold place card holders out of inexpensive floral frogs. Get the full DIY here. The stunning flowers are by The Byrd Collective.

Word of Mouth created the mouthwatering confections at this party, including these gorgeous parfaits garnished with glittering shortbread stars.

Edible gold “luster dust” made these simple white cupcakes shine. Sometimes a little glitter is all that’s needed to take things over the top…

Who else is tuning in to the Globes tonight? Any guesses on which nomination will win Best Picture? I can’t wait to see what everyone’s wearing…

*images: chad wadsworth


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