How to Host a Last Minute Grammy’s Viewing Party
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Nothing beats having friends over to watch award shows together. As you ooh and ah over the show’s most memorable moments and cringe at the embarrassing red carpet wardrobe malfunctions, it’s always fun to see the reactions of other people. We might not know who is nominated, and we might not even care, but we’ll always be psyched for award shows because these glitzy events give us the perfect excuse to break out the champagne and snack on the yummiest finger foods! If you waited until the last minute to decide to throw a Grammy’s viewing party this Sunday, don’t worry! You can still host a fabulous night, and win the award for the best party host. Bring the glitz and glamour to your living room this Sunday with these tips on How to Host a Last Minute Grammy’s Viewing Party.
BOOZY POPCORN & OTHER SNACKS
You definitely don’t have to go crazy when it comes to providing food, and popcorn is an easy go-to snack to munch on when sitting in front of the TV. Try this Bourbon Caramel Popcorn for a fun and delicious twist. Easy appetizers such as pizza bagels, pigs in a blanket, or a DIY Guacamole Bar work perfectly too! If you waited until the super last minute and don’t have time to run to the store, order in! Get some pizzas, Chinese food, or whatever you and your guests are in the mood for delivered to your door.
AWARD SHOW COCKTAILS
A bottle of champagne is the perfect sidekick for an awards viewing party – toast the winners with your friends or make some tasty Champagne Floats. It’s also fun to serve drinks named in honor of award show staples, such as The Red Carpet Cocktail. If you don’t have any alcohol in the house and don’t have time to run out and grab some, make it a BYOB party! Tell your friends to bring their favorite drink this way there’s a variety of drinks to choose from. Print out these printable drink tags to ensure everyone knows which is theirs.
GLITZ AND GLAM
Décor is super important, especially when we’re talking about a Grammy’s themed party. Head to your local dollar store or party store and pick up some gold party accessories. You can even grab a red tablecloth and make your very own red carpet! Don’t have the time to run out? Try this printable banner to hang up instead!
NOMINEE BALLOTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Watching the Grammy’s doesn’t have to be your only entertainment for the night! Get creative and come up with some games to play while watching, such as Grammy’s bingo! Find a printable bingo board online, such as this one, and fill it in yourself or have your guests do it. You can also print out the nominee ballot and have guests fill out who they think will win for each category. See who got the most right at the end of the show.
A fun addition to your party is to set a dress code for your friends! Choose to have everyone dress in their fanciest attire as if they’re walking down the red carpet themselves. Another fun twist is to tell each guest to dress up as their favorite Grammy nominee. Give out an award to whoever you feel is best dressed.
AWARDS FOR THE WINNERS
Treat your guests as if they’re Grammy nominees and send them home with their very own award! Put your baking skills to the test and whip up some delicious and chic Champagne Cupcakes or Chocolate Covered Strawberries. If you’re not the best baker send guests home with a goodie bag filled with cookies from your local bakery. If you’re really pressed for time and would like to take the easy way out, print out a picture of a Grammy Award online and give one to each guest as a simple keepsake.