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How to Plan an Award Show Family Watch Party

Created April 20, 2021
Mini crescent dogs, Pepperoni Pizza Crescent Rolls, Cookie Dough Truffles, popcorn, ballots and pencils, celery and carrots
Award shows are a great excuse to host a DIY celebration. Get the family together, dress up, make your favorite finger foods, and create memories that you'll remember for years to come. It's a fun way to bring some pizazz to your weekend, plus you'll learn how to host an award show party!

Dress to Impress

Your fancy clothes may be gathering dust, so an award show watch party is an opportunity to get excited about dressing up. Your kids will enjoy a change of pace, and you'll feel good swapping your sweats for some sequins.

With everyone dressed in their finest, the award show party vibe is set. And this can be the perfect chance to take that family photo you've been wanting!

Top-rated Food and Drink

Not sure what food to serve at a party? Serve up several courses of delicious food to make it a Sunday night your kids won't forget.

Apps and starters: You can't go wrong with Pepperoni Pizza Crescent Rolls or Mini Crescent Dogs. Opt for finger foods and other bite-sized apps that are easy to serve and share.

Drinks: Serve sparkly juice in champagne glasses for an extra-celebratory feel.

Entree: Pick your family's favorite "special occasion" meal to mark the day, and still ensure everyone eats.

Dessert: Select shareable dessert options that feature classic flavors. These Cookie Dough Truffles are always a crowd-pleasing treat.

The biggest tip you need to know about food for an awards show party? Have fun with it!

Celebratory Decor and Favors

It's not a party until you have decorations. For a family award show watch party, aim to mimic elements of the show you're viewing. Whether it's specific colors like black and gold used in streamers and flowers, or twinkly lights and a red carpet, have fun brainstorming decor ideas with the kids.


Create an awards ballot so everyone in the family can take a guess at who will win across the biggest categories. At the end of the evening, tally up the points to see who guessed correctly and hand out prizes for first, second, and third place. You could also create your own awards ceremony, where parents and siblings create family awards to highlight characteristics they love about each family member.

An award show watch party is all about the opportunity to make memories as a family. Keep it light, and make sure every family member is a part of the planning process. It's an event that none of you will soon forget.