Let’s face it, you’ll probably never get a chance to attend the Oscars in person or mingle with Hollywood celebrities at an exclusive after party. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make Oscar night into a social event of your own, with all the big stars of your life in attendance. Hosting an Oscar viewing party is a great way to enjoy all the glamour, fashion, and celebrity speechifying of the Academy Awards without ever leaving home.
There are many tasks involved in hosting an Oscar party, but none is more important than coming up with a top-notch invitation. A good invitation doesn’t just inform people about your Oscar viewing party, but gets them fired up about attending. Simply put, if the invitation is fun, then people will be more confident that the party will be fun too.
This article will help you create an Oscar party invitation that’s sure to generate a lot of buzz. Read on for some general tips and specific wording samples.
Oscar Party Invite Tips
An Oscar viewing party is a bit different than other types of events. Here are some relevant points to keep in mind when writing up the invitation:
1. Use Hollywood-inspired wordplay. Puns are allowed – nay, encouraged – on invitations, and Hollywood is a rich subject for such linguistic silliness. Look for ways to incorporate movie lingo into your wording, or make your invitation extra-fresh by using puns based on this year’s nominees.
2. Consider attaching a mock ballot to your invitation. Many Oscar parties include a contest to see who can pick the most award winners, adding an interactive/competitive element to the evening. You can always hand out ballots when your guests arrive, but sending them out with the invite offers a couple of advantages. First, your guests can spend more time at your party socializing rather than filling out the ballot. And two, it generates a little extra excitement about the awards in advance of your party.
3. Get your invites sent out early. As with Super Bowl parties and other event viewing parties, an Oscar party can only happen on one date. You’ll want to get on people’s calendars before they make other plans. Request an RSVP to get people locked in and get an accurate count of how many you’ll be entertaining.
Of course, your Oscar invite should also include all the basics – date, time, address, what to bring, etc. For more general advice, check out our party invitation primer.
Here are some concrete examples of wording you can use on your Oscar party invitation. Note that most of these examples are abbreviated to save space. Be sure to double-check that your final invite has all the necessary information.
Katie and Bryan’s Oscar Party
7 PM to Midnight
Sunday, February 22
1234 Golden Road, Danville
RSVP to Katie (649-9035 / email@example.com) by Feb. 15
Enjoy an Evening of Drinks, Appetizers, and Movie Trivia
Fill Out the Attached Ballot For a Chance to Win a Special Prize!
To Attend Andi and Brenda’s
3rd Annual Oscar Party
Drinks and Appetizers will be Served
To Mandy and Mike’s
Oscar Night Extravaganza
You’ve Been Cast in a Starring Role in Our
Come Dressed to Kill
The Academy Awards
Join Us For Cocktails, Appetizers & Celebrity Watching
You’re Invited to Our
Oscar Night Party
Join Us For An
Oscar Viewing Party
Okay folks, that’s a wrap. Here’s hoping your Oscar party wins rave reviews.