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Oscars™ Glam at Home & Party Ideas With Cheryl Leahy! by Donna John

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Oscars™ Glam at Home & Party Ideas With Cheryl Leahy!

One of the glam-est nights of the year is fast approaching – the 2017 Academy Awards™! Not only are the Oscars™ the culmination of awards season, but they are a star-studded celebration of cinema. To help all of us add a little glam to our own viewing party, we were thrilled to have #30Seconds featured contributor Cheryl Leahy as our special guest at this week’s Twitter chat. Read on for her red-carpet ideas!

Q: How can I throw a fun Oscars™ party at home and not spend a ton of money?

  • Pick a color theme – gold and black, gold and red, use items from home, scarves, etc.
  • Dollar store! They have plates, straws, forks, decor. Add glitter and done!
  • Have one big decoration, like one massive balloon with smaller surrounding, one big bouquet with bud vases around.
  • Plastic tablecloths make great backdrops!
  • Candles are cheap and cheerful. Spray paint votives gold and trim with red ribbon.

Q: What about Oscars™ cocktails? Any ideas?

  • Prosecco + Wild Hibiscus Co. is simple and elegant.
  • How about La La Land Limoncello? Prosecco + limoncello + lemon wedge garnish.
  • Moonlight Martini = half and half, vanilla vodka, white chocolate liqueur and creme de cacao.
  • Non-alcoholic? Use natural syrups and add to soda water! Jo Snow Syrups are my fave!

Q: How about easy Oscars™ finger food ideas that are elegant?

  • Make Parmesan cups and fill with chopped Caesar salad.
  • Anything on a skewer. Caprese salad is easy! Serve with reduced balsamic vinegar.
  • Make mini Rice Krispies treats, put in lollypop sticks and dipped in chocolate.
  • Truffles = crushed cookies + cream cheese rolled in melted chocolate.

Q: Any entertainment suggestions for my guests?

  • Have guests make predictions and award winner with bottle of bubbly.
  • Play Oscars™ bingo.
  • Awards for best dressed, best bling, best lip color, etc.
  • Play charades! Use movies, actors, songs for topics.

Q: I adore watching the red carpet. What trends are hot this year?

  • Rings! Cover all fingers with rings.
  • Deep V-neck, plunging necklines.
  • Silver, yellow or pink are the colors we have seen most.
  • Nude lipstick with more colorful eyes and glitter shadow.

Q: How do celebs always look good in photos?

  • Find your good side and turn for photos. Usually your left side is best.
  • Don’t face camera head on, turn your head to create depth.
  • Have photo taken from above, tilt head up when seated.
  • Keep arms away from your body. One or two hands on waist.
  • Stand up straight! Good posture is key.

Be sure to following  @CJAllDressedUplike her on Facebook, visit AllDressedUpWithNothingToDrink.com, and check out her 30Seconds page!

Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP
You should be on the red carpet Cheryl!
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Woohoo, no one throws a party better than Cheryl Leahy! Excited to be inspired by you at this week's Oscars chat, thank you! xoxo
Nicole DeAvilla
I am ready for some glamour!
Kim Kusiciel
Love this and can't wait to hear all about it! Thanks Cheryl Leahy for covering a fun and glam topic!
Dr. Christina Hibbert
Love me some Cheryl Leahy!! Always gorgeous and ready to entertain! <3
Amanda
Can't wait for my favorite chat!! Always such great tips!
chrissy sexton
YAY can't wait! Tweet ya there!
Meredith Schneider
Woohooo! Who is red carpet ready?! Me! 😊💃💃💃

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