It’s quite fun to do something a little more fancy than a typical movie night for an Oscar viewing party. We may be snuggled on the couch in our pajamas watching to see if The Academy awards our favorites the Oscar, or we may be sitting around with our best pals snarking on who’s wearing what, but Ross Dress for Less has a way of making each of us feel red carpet worthy.
You probably know that Ross carries top brand fashion at affordable prices, but did you also know that they have a home section full of great values, too? By adding just a few of my own touches and baking just one dessert, I was able to shop at Ross for all of the essentials to put this Oscar party dessert table together.
I found a large selection of classic white dishes in all shapes and sizes at Ross. Whether you’re serving a full dinner, hor dourves, or desserts, white dishes are the perfect base for any party table. Investing in white party platters will save you money if you plan on entertaining frequently as they will easily adapt to any theme or occasion. Here, I purchased a large white bowl, a beautiful scalloped edge cake stand, and a set of beveled edge salad plates perfect for serving Oscar desserts. On the cake stand I added gold paper under the mini-cakes to coordinate with the red, black, and gold Hollywood theme. Scrapbook paper is just one easy way to tailor white party ware to your event.
Ross had an amazing gourmet food section full of delicious sweets. Being a great hostess doesn’t have to mean spending hours and hours in the kitchen. To help save on time, mix a few store-bought desserts with handmade ones. For this party, I purchased caramel corn, chocolate covered cookies, and truffles from Ross to serve along with the mini red velvet cakes that I made. I added pop sticks to the truffles to make them party perfect, and set everything out on the new white dishes. You’ll be stress-free, and your guests will be thinking you’ve added gourmet baker to your repertoire.
I also found a great selection of glassware at Ross. Drinking glasses, stemware, barware – they had it all. I snagged these great stem-less wine glasses and glass pitcher to create the perfect set for serving white sangria with berries.. To make my barware Oscar ready, I used gold metallic paint to give the glasses a personalized touch. I couldn’t resist dressing up the pitcher in a fine bowtie. The Oscar statue stirrers were created with the Silhouette Cameo.
Delicious food and drink, versatile serving pieces – those are just the basics of party planning. The perfect party also has special touches and elements that are unique to the host/hostess. For me, that was using dizzying chevron table and wall covering, adding bowties around candles and on the table, and painting my wine glasses. Bring your own flair to your parties and your guests – and you! – are sure to have a wonderful time!
What are your favorite party planning tips? I’d love for you to share them with me in the comments.
Happy party planning, DIY’ers!
This post was written as a collaboration with Ross Dress for Less. A gift card was provided to share my shopping experience. All opinions expressed are my own.