For drinks, serve champange or sparkling wine-based cocktails. Heres a festive cocktail recipe, adapted from the offical Oscar website, that you can serve at your awards viewing party:

The Red Carpet Fizz
Makes 1 drink

1/2 oz. pomegranate juice
1/3 oz. orange liqueur
Fresh raspberries
Champagne or sparkling wine


Low-cost option: Instead of buying costly champagne, try sparkling prosecco (Italian) or cava (Spanish) wine.

Here's a quick trick to make your cocktails gorgeous and tasty:

Pour about 1 ounce of almost any fruit-yummy liqueur into a lovely champagne flute and then slowly pour in 4 or 5 ounces of prosecco or cava. (Don't stir-you'll lose the bubbles!) Then garnish with berries, cherries, or an orange slice.

Some delicious liqueur choices, along with their flavors:

  • Chambord--raspberry
  • Grand Marnier--orange (or Triple sec, if you like it sweeter)
  • Marie Brizzard--blackberry
  • Cherry Heering--cherry
  • Créme de cassis--black currant
  • Apricot brandy--apricot


Keep your guests entertained with these fun party games, all from the offical Oscar Web site. Fill small gift bags with prizes for the winners.

Oscar ballot: Have your guests predict the winners.

Oscar bingo: Download 9 different printable bingo cards.

Oscar trivia: Fun oscar-related questions.

Image source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences