How to host an Oscar-worthy party at home

The Oscars are this Sunday and even if you can't walk the red carpet in Los Angeles, it doesn't mean you can't set up a red carpet in your own home and watch the show in style.

Author and lifestyle expert Erika Katz shared her favorite Oscar party hosting tips with

"Oscar is a big night and we want to everything fabulous," Katz said.

Katz recommends choosing a color, like gold, and using it wherever you can. "On the dining room table I put out all the food, and then I take little gold confetti and I put it all over the table."

She also suggests playing a game that will interact with the show. This red carpet Bingo game was made by Marc Friedland, who also designed the envelopes that hold the Academy Award winners' names.  Put gold candy coins over cards filled with Oscar show oopies like actor acceptance speeches getting cut off or the most garish dresses.

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"No Oscar party would be complete without a signature cocktail," Katz said. She shared the recipe for a CÎROC Coco Light Martini.


"This is one of my favorite drinks ever because it combines coconut and vodka and wonderful flavors – and it’s low in calories," Katz said.

And to pair with your signature cocktail, Katz recommends serving finger foods that are easy to make and share.