How to Host a #StandApart Oscar Party

If there’s one great common denominator between us all at the office, it’s the movies. We all see them. We all love them (or hate them, which makes for equally good conversation). Some of us might even wish we were in them. Vancouver, with its “Hollywood North” reputation, is the ideal place to host an Oscar night. And, if you’ve been thinking of entertaining office friends outside of work, even better. Oscar parties offer built in programming, free flowing bubbly (at my party, anyway) and a great reason to get together (way less pressure than a formal dinner party). If you’ve been thinking you might like to try your hand at organizing a red-carpet bash, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve scoured Pinterest for the best-of-the-best when it comes to Oscar entertaining and compiled this list of my top 7 tips for hosting a #StandApart Oscar Party – for coworkers, friends or, if you dare, a mix of the two. Don’t forget, the 86th Academy Awards air this Sunday, March 2nd at 4:00pm. We hope you’ll join our online Oscar Pool Contest too. It’s free to join and open to all. You can follow along online for automatic scoring during the awards, and you’ll be competing against other people from well-known companies in Vancouver. We’ll bring the prizes, you bring the fun. How to Host a #StandApart Oscar Party in 7 Simple Steps Make it Officially Awesome.  Any good Oscar party has an air of tradition. When it comes to getting the word out, you’ll really set the red carpet mood with one of these “official” Oscar Evites. Play Stylist for Your Friends Let’s face it, people love a little dress-up action (even those who groan at the prospect). See Exhibit A: the wildly popular photo-booth trend. Look no...