This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of World Market, a brand I love. All opinions are my own.
Are you watching the Oscars this year (March 2nd)? Weather a movie lover or a red-carpet-who-are-you-wearing lover, the Academy Awards is a great excuse for a fun party with the gals. I've seen people even have their friends dress up Oscars-style too. Can you imagine having your BFFs show up in their best bridesmaid dress or leftover prom attire? Ha! Awesome! It doesn't have to cost a lot either. Since the Oscars are in the evening, you can totally swing a dessert and champagne soiree. No sweating in the kitchen. I'll show you...
Let me start you off with some free printables. Pictured above are the invitations. Click here for the PDF. (or here if you want to save paper and get two on a sheet) Just print these suckers out and you're on your way.
I also came up with a quick ballot for 2014's awards. I thought it would be fun to have guests vote for their picks on a few select categories, then see who wins at the end of the night. Maybe offer a small prize? Click here for the ballot PDF.
Last but not least, a few tags. I glued them to a piece of ribbon and made my napkins look fancy, but they could also be used as drink tags or to decorate your table. Making things look fancy doesn't have to cost a lot. Click here for the tags.
Next, I hit up World Market to stock up with fancy desserts without actually making anything. That's how I roll. It's so easy with their HUGE entertainment section. Not only do they have tons of fancy-looking treats for us to much on, they have great, inexpensive dishes and linens too so my table looks just as fabulous as the stars on TV.
Then I found a few fancy napkins from the clearance section (woo hoo) and a pack of gold buffet napkins to keep with the Oscars theme. Not a lot of money and I can use them forever.
I also got 2 8-packs of tasting spoons. These were really inexpensive and make any appetizer look special; homemade or not. When in doubt, add berries to chocolate and people get excited. :) I absolutely love these and am going back for more. Watch out family! Tasting spoons at every event from now on. The kind of look like little high heal shoes to me.
Then I found a few small appetizer plates and arranged my World Market biscotti neatly. Again, add berries and suddenly you're the hostess with the mostess. The plates cost just slightly more than themed paper products would have and I can use them forever. I'm seeing a theme here.
I thought these cone dishes were awesome too. Think about everything you can display in here and really get some height on your table. Pretzel sticks, chocolate, bread, etc.
Last but not least, open up the bubbly. World Market has a large selection of champagnes in a variety of prices and the staff was extremely knowledgeable and helpful when I described what I was looking for. "Something good with chocolate". I'm never disappointed in what they recommend.
So print out your invitations and have a fancy night in with the girls. A few desserts and champagne and you're on your way. Being fabulous can be affordable.
For the ultimate Movie Lovers experience, head over to World Market and enter their Movie Lovers Sweepstakes. One grand prize winner will receive FREE Movies for a Year ($1600 Fandango gift card) and a $1,000 World Market gift card. What!? That's awesome. Also, 3 runner ups will receive a $500 Fandango gift card and a $500 World Market gift card. What are you waiting for?