Throw this Party: Oscar Night Dinner Party

Menu, cocktail and decor ideas for a properly glamorous Academy Awards affair.


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The Academy Awards is one of the most glamorous occasions in Hollywood, so what better excuse to throw an elegant affair of your own? We put together our ideas for a dream dinner party, taking inspiration from two of the night’s most infamous events: the Governor’s Ball and the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Our menu includes refined fare dreamed up by the longtime caterer of the Governor’s Ball (and celebrity in his own right), Wolfgang Puck, plus chic cocktails and gilded decor.



oscar night dinner party-3Smoked Salmon Pizza with Caviar


Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons

Source: Epicurious

Wolfgang Puck’s Wine Braised Brisket with Caramelized Onions

Source: Epicurious 

Mini Black-Bottom Cheesecakes


Huckleberry Earl Grey Macarons





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Champagne and Strawberries

Blood and Sand Cocktail





Gold charger plates

Vintage China and candlesticks

Sophisticated centerpieces—we used artichokes in place of florals

Place cards with the name of each guest’s favorite nominee




Nothing. We’re hanging on every word of the acceptance speeches.