Wish you could join in on The Academy Awards fun? Here are some tips for hosting your own Oscars party.

Photo courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

What to serve: The Oscars might be the classiest of all awards shows. To mimic the red carpet atmosphere, make sure the edibles are only of the highest standards. Serve champagne (or sparkling cider), and swing by The Candy Factory to grab some chocolate-covered strawberries. Or, if you’d prefer to keep the movie theme, put out bowls of M&Ms and popcorn for your guests.

How to vote: Although the nominees pretend as if it’s an honor just to be nominated, let’s face it, the night is all about the winners. Print ballots from oscar.com (or grab a copy of Vox for an abridged version) and up the ante at your soiree by offering gift certificates to Ragtag, Forum 8 or Hollywood Theaters to the person with the most correct answers at the end of the evening.

What to wear: Whether your attire mimics the stars’ or you prefer to watch the show in your jammies, it’s important to know what looks are making a statement on the red carpet. Emerald green and light pink were the colors of choice for trendsetters Angelina Jolie and Lea Michele at the Golden Globes, whereas Anne Hathaway sported two trends in one: glitter and long-sleeves. Incorporate these trends into your outfit (such as a long-sleeved green dress) and impress your friends with your red carpet knowledge.

Regardless if The Kings Speech or The Social Network takes the top prize, the 83rd Academy Awards is sure to be an exciting and entertaining show. With a pair of young and glamorous hosts, anything could happen. Let’s just hope that no one shows up dressed like a swan this time around.

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