Oscar Party weekend

Best Oscar inspired party: Looks, Decor and Entertaining

It’s the end of Oscar’s Week and if you’re trying to plan an Oscar inspired party then look no further we’ve got everything you need to glam it up.

#1 Oscar themed Star Looks

The star look on the red carpet was clever contouring  using nude colours and a little splash of colour in your lipstick. This look is perfect for non-movie stars like us who don’t want to cake on the make up and prefer a more natural look. Ideal for throwing a party this weekend.

Subtle Blush

The perfect subtle blusher depends on your skin colour so we’re sharing some expert advise recommended by some of the stars own make up artists below:

Beauty theme

Beauty Looks from the Oscars 2016, Source: Elle


For Light Skin

To maintain a bright glow on pale cheeks but keep realistic make up artist Hung Vanngo, who’s worked with Kate Bosworth, recommends using CK One Cream + Powder Blush Duo in Fun. Layering the powder over your cream foundation will give it much more staying power especially in this wet and windy weather.

For Medium Skin

Makeup artist Fiona Stiles, who works with Chrissy Teigen, loves W3LL People Universalist Multi Stick in Creamy Peony. “It has warm pink undertones to add rosiness to medium skin tones, which can go a touch sallow when pale,” she explains. “It adds that warmth and punch to the skin that we miss when it’s cold out.”

For Dark Skin

For that flushed cheek look on a darker complexion Lupita Nyong’o’s makeup artist Nick Barose uses Lancome Blush Subtil Blush & Highlighter in Rum Raisin. He says The deep-orange tone adds a healthy, fresh flush on the apples that looks like it’s her own color coming through from underneath,”


Smokey Eyes

Smoky eye inspiration came in various forms from Lady Gaga’s bronze shimmer to Kerry Washington’s inky black eye liner and the smudged look on Saoirse Ronan.

Lady GaGa Smokey eyes at the Oscars
Smokey Eyes Lady Gaga, Source: Vanity Fair

Gaga’s own make up artist, Sarah Tanno shares “After I saw the iconic white Brandon Maxwell creation I got inspired by photographers like Helmet Newton and Guy Bourdin”, giving the Oscar nominated ‘Til it Happens to You’ Singer a warm monochromatic look.


Splash of Lipstick

Nude and bright lipstick colours teamed with chic bobs added a sleek yet understated glam to the Red carpet. Top picks for Lipstick shades included bright red, rouge coco, cinnamon, rose brown, almond nude and nude. Margot Robbie wore a Grace Kelly inspired look below.

Margot Robbie's Grace Kelly Oscar's Make up

“I wanted to bridge the gap between her dramatic, dark hair color and her pale skin, and to use shades that would make her eyes pop,” said makeup artist Kate Lee. “I chose a grey-violet tone on the eyes, and a deep Bordeaux, brick-red lip that could kick up the blue of her eye color.”


#2 Oscar themed decor

Accessorise with some great Oscar themed party decorations – Create a clapperboard, Oscar tickets, Oscar themed Popcorn cones, lay down a red carpet and go wild with golden decorations such as stars, bunting and balloons. Check out the range here

Oscar themed party decorations, Source: Britni from PlayPartyPin

Thanks to Party Planner and Blogger Britni from PlayPartyPin who recommends a black, silver, gold, and red colour theme and a great way to start planning “I started it off with a make your own popcorn bar because what goes better with movies than popcorn?”

For Freebie thanks to Arts and Crafts Blogger and Craft guru Andrea who shares how to make fabulous gold stars in her Blog Strawberry Chic.

Design Editor, Catherine Davis shares free downloadable Oscar Popcorn cone templates. If you’re out of craft material you can get everything you need here  and a great Popcorn maker.

Oscar themed Popcorn Cone
Source: Catherine Davis

Other great ideas include Oscar themed cookies like the fabulous ones below shared by Not Just a Mommy(@NotJustAMommy). Get kitted out with the gear here

Oscar shaped party biscuits
Source: Not Just A Mommy


#3 Oscar themed entertainment

Here are a few themed ideas to keep your party guests entertained.

Mini printable Polaroids

Printable Oscars Bingo 

Party games

There are hundreds of fun game items available to download and print from noses to hats to break the ice or to make some great photos. Check out some ideas here thanks to MatterofStyle

And finally don’t forget to get the kids involved. An easy way to paint some celebrity stars around you. There’s a ton of face paints available to guide you through some superstar looks.


Source: ruben garcia jrphotography

Are you planning a Movie or Oscar themed party? We’d love to hear your ideas or let us know how yours went in the comments below.









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