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I cannot wait to see who wore what. I sit on the edge of my seat, riveted about who the big winners will be. I sing along with the musicians (well, some might call it “singing”) at the top of my lungs. I cheer when a favorite wins and feel a bit burnt when they do not.
With this in mind, it stands to reason that throwing an award show party is right up my alley. This can be fun for big and small kids alike, so I made this party to be inclusive of both.
I decided to go with a silver and gold theme, with some red thrown in here and there to give it a bit of an old Hollywood feel, but with a modern fun twist.
First up, the invitations. What great party doesn’t start with an invitation? I kept thinking about that famous phrase, “The envelope, please.” while making these.
I printed out the template onto red paper and cut it out. You can either do that, or print it on plain paper, cut, and then trace as needed.
I used red cardstock to create the envelope, punching a gold scallop circle to create the seal on the back.
The invitation itself inside is reminiscent of the winner being announced. I printed them on cardstock and then used a small star punch at the top to add a little depth and sparkle. The interior of the envelope template can hold a card that is 5 ¼ x 4.
Now, once you arrive at the party, there needs to be that red carpet paparazzi moment. I quickly wanted something a bit more dimensional, however, than your typical red carpet backdrop. With this in mind, I used some silver and gold glittered cardstock to create dimensional streamers to hang on our backdrop. To make the photos a bit more fun, I made sure to have an award for people to hold.
Once pictures are taken, you can print them out and have them ready to be inserted into super cute photo holders made with cardstock and ribbon. You just print out the front on red 8 ½ x 11 cardstock. Cut it in half and then use your scissors to cut out the center where marked on the template.
Adhere the sides and bottom to a backer, finishing it with some bling, ribbon, and a shining star. You can slip the photos in and you are ready to send the guests home with a little memento of the night.
Then, what party is complete without some good munchies on hand? For a movie party, popcorn is a given. With the color scheme being primarily gold and silver, I went with caramel corn (recipe below) in a custom made bowl. I used my large star punch and pop dots to decorate the bowl that I got from the dollar store. For little hands, I made small bags that coordinate to hold just enough caramel corn.
I also had to have movie candy like Whoppers, Twizzlers, and Reeses Pieces. I thought we could elevate their status a bit, however, by giving them a nice little golden stand, looking almost like a statuette. I have seen several different versions of these cute glass candy holders on Pinterest and decided to try my hand at making my own. I just spray painted some inexpensive candle holders, used a super strong clear glue to adhere the jars, and then decorated them with ribbons.
Cake pops are all the rage, so why not make some cute gold ones that are little awards themselves? I made a basic cake pop and then used one of the new Jenni Bowlin punches, Blue Ribbon, to create little awards for each pop stick. I covered a cardboard base in coordinating paper and trimmed it with my craft knife. Using the craft knife I made small holes in the cardboard and inserted the pops.
Finally, super cute cups adorned with little stars are perfect for the party beverage of choice – we used sparkling juice at our house for the little viewers.
With all of these treats and decorations, you should be set to have a magical red carpet-worthy movie awards celebration at your house.
And now, I am off to see who will be going home with a bit of gold… Happy Entertaining!
Steph’s Caramel Corn Recipe
Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees.
Boil sugar, butter, corn syrup, and salt for about 4-5 minutes. You want to stir pretty often. Watch the color… I like “lighter” caramel, so I might pull mine off before 5 minutes if it is getting too dark. It can quickly burn, too, so keep a close eye on it.
Remove from heat. Mix in baking soda and vanilla extract.
Add about 1/4 of the popcorn to the bowl with the caramel mixture. Stir together.
Pour mixture over remaining popcorn in a roasting pan. Stir as well as possible.
Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 7-10 minutes. Add nuts in last 5 minutes if you would like to include them.
Remove from oven and cool at room temperature.