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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  1. 1
    Desiree {CHIC COASTAL LIVING} January 13, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Love this post! Those glitter cupcakes stole the show here and you look beautiful! Love your hair and those fab earrings! This is a great idea to do for any celebration! I’m a cupcake girl so I will be trying a little glitter next time I bake some! XO Have a great Sunday!

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    theenchantedhome January 13, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Love the idea. Every year one of my friends whose husband is in the movie biz ( a documentary film producer) throws a beautiful sit down formal dinner party on Oscar night. They normally invite about 8 couples and make it a different theme every year. She goes all out and its always a night to remember……I also want to have one one year!

    • Camille Styles January 13, 2013 at 7:29 pm

      That sounds amazing… I’m jealous that I’ve never been invited to such a fab Oscar night bash! 😉 Hope this year’s is a blast!

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    Bookworm1858 January 13, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    I’m going with Lincoln and Les Mis for winning in their Best Picture categories…although maybe Argo could nudge out Lincoln. Les Mis is the one I’m really supporting as it’s the only one I’ve managed to see.

    • Camille Styles January 13, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      Aaah, I haven’t managed to see Les Mis, and I’m dying too! I’ve heard nothing but fantastic things about it… and Anne Hathaway is one of my faves.

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    vivianleigh January 13, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    It would be fun to foster a little friendly competition by having guests fill out their votes for the major categories, and then award a prize to the winner — maybe a couple of movie passes?
    you look red-carpet beautiful!

    • Camille Styles January 13, 2013 at 7:27 pm

      Thanks so much! Yes – having everyone cast their votes is such a fun activity to throw in the mix. And movie passes would make the perfect prizes!

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    Caitlin January 14, 2013 at 11:46 am

    I used to host award parties all the time in high school but I’m not sure what has happened. Eric and I usually watch them together but now that I’ve read this post I think I need to start hosting them again. Luckily we still have the Oscars! It’s so fun seeing what the stars are wearing and who ends up winning. By the way, Tina and Amy need to host every year! Thanks for the inspiration Camille + team. 🙂

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    mommiescloset February 22, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Such a fun and festive way to celebrate Hollywood’s biggest night!! Love!