Awards season is upon us, filled with much-talked-about films, gorgeous stars, glamorous gowns and moving speeches. Why not host an evening of classic Hollywood glitz and glam for your friends—film aficionados or not!
Here are five tips to make hosting a viewing party as classic, yet effortless, as a stroll down the red carpet.
Serve an A-List Drink: Start the night off right with a top tier drink—Graham’s 20 Year Old Tawny Port (SRP $65)—made from the highest quality Douro Valley grapes. Rich caramel flavors and notes of toffee evoke Hollywood’s original elegance and timeless style, while 20 years of cask aging gives the wine its beautiful golden amber color, reminiscent of the hardware given to each category winner!
Décor: Dim the lights, roll out a red carpet, and dust off your best stemware. Serve your guests á la Audrey Hepburn or Jimmy Stewart in the Golden Age of Hollywood—in a slightly a white wine glass.
Nibbles: It might be a night to celebrate the big screen, but keep the food small. Simple but elegant items such as sea-salted caramels and chocolate covered strawberries are perfect for popping between sips and help Graham’s 20 Year Old Tawny really shine.
Cast your vote: Prepare ballots for guests to guess winners of the night’s honors, and have an award for the guest who guesses the most correctly. Maybe a bottle of Graham’s 20 Year Old Tawny to take home!
Glam it up: Encourage guests to come dressed in formal attire, or as their favorite star. Vote on best dressed and award each other superlatives to keep the party moving.