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How to Host an Emmy
— Emmy Party Tips
Invite your friends, family, or business associates
over for a fun Emmy Awards Party.
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Check your local show times for pre-show Emmy Telecast listings.
Emmy Party Invitations
Be creative with your invitations — use nominated TV Dramas, Comedies,
or Actors in your text, e.g. Dress as your favorite "Dancing With The Stars" celebrity or "Game of Thrones" character or "Big Bang Theory" star.
Our "Saturday Night Live" Emmy Party will be held at "Downton Abbey" in our "House of Cards" "Homeland." Appetizers by "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" and entertainment by "The Voice." RSVP to "Mr. Robot" "Colbert" or "Modern Family." Your password at the door is "Veep... you get the idea!
If you don't want the expense of buying printed
Emmy Party invitations, you can always print your own. If you want to go high-tech, use Eventbrite.com — the online service can be used to send free invitations, or you can charge for tickets to your event. You can also make the event public or private. Other options include sending an email, using Facebook.
Emmy Party Decorations
Go Hollywood — decorate your house with "Award Trophy Statuettes," "Director's Clapboards," customizable
"Walk of Fame Stars," "Lifesize Celebrity
Standup" movie legends (Marilyn Monroe, Austin Powers,
Elvis and other Hollywood favorites).
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Black & Gold Theme Decor
Visit your local Party Store and florist for
Fun Theme Decorations — Black & Gold
Balloons, Giant Gold Stars, Flowers, Black and Gold Glitter Top Hats
(turn them upside down and fill them with popcorn or chips),
Black and Gold paper plates, cups, utensils and napkins, Black & Gold
Confetti...you get the idea.
Red Carpet & Digital
For a fun "Red Carpet" effect, get a Red Carpet "Runner" for
your entranceway and take Digital Pics or a Video of your guests as they arrive.
Set your dining room/coffee tables with bright red runners, sprinkled with black
and gold confetti stars.
Emmy Party Videos
Use your iPhone or Android Smartphone to record and share your party activities.
Share Party Photos,
Videos and Comments
Upload your Digital Party Pictures for Free to Flickr, Facebook, Instagram, Shutterfly, Twitter or Google Photos and
upload your Video to YouTube after
your Election Party to share with your family, friends and
co-workers. Post comments and updates on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to share what is happening real-time.
Free Video Conferencing
For those people who can't be at your Emmy Party, set up a FREE Web Conference
using Skype or Google Hangouts — that
way they can participate live during the awards.
Emmy Ballots & Prizes
Pass out Emmy Ballots and have your guests
cast their votes prior to the Awards ceremony. Offer a fun gift to
all the winners and a Grand Prize to the person who gets the most
Fun Gifts & Party Favors
Put together a "Hollywood
Stars" Gift Tote Bag of goodies — be creative with your gifts.
We're not talking expensive freebie "designer swag" like the movie
and TV stars usually get — you don't have to spend a fortune if you know
where to shop. Go to the "Dollar Stores" or Target for token gifts
Give out Fun "Hollywood
Stars" Party Favors. Hollywood Magnets make fun gifts
for homes, lockers, dorm rooms or offices — buy just one,
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Depending on how formal or casual you want your party to be,
here are a few Emmy Party Theme suggestions:
Black Tie" /
"Favorite TV Star"
creative and have everyone dress as their " Favorite
TV Personality or Comedian" or
opt for a Formal "Black-Tie" event — rent a Designer
"Black Tie, Blue Jeans,
Host a Semi-Formal "Black Tie, Blue Jeans, Red Carpet" event
and give guests the option of dressing "up or down."
Menu - "Champagne, Strawberries & Decadent Finger Foods"
Make sure there's
plenty of flowing Champagne
a fun menu of decadent "finger
food" hors d'oeuvres and fabulous desserts:
Blinis topped with Crème Fraiche and Caviar
- Ahi Tuna on
- Costini w/Thyme-roasted Tomatoes
- Crab-stuffed Mushrooms
- Giant Shrimp w/Cocktail Sauce for dipping
- Melon-wrapped Proscuitto
- Smoked Salmon Canapes
- Camembert/Brie atop Pear/Apple Slices (brush w/lemon juice to prevent browning)
- Chocolate Truffles...
Costco and Trader
Joe's both offer a variety of delicious hors d'oeuvres,
fun munchies, fabulous desserts, Champagnes and fine wines.
Catered Event / Entertainment
If you don't have the time — and aren't worried about a budget — hire
a caterer to handle "all the details" for you. For
more elaborate parties, hire Celebrity Look-a-likes (Marilyn Monroe,
Elvis) to mingle among your guests.
Keep your Emmy Party simple — make
it a fun "Emmy Bash" and
"Emmy Bash" Menu
Whip up something easy for a large group (buffet style works well) — Poached Salmon, Shepherd's Pie, Baked Ziti, Lasagne, Spicy Chili, Lamb Stew, Curry Chicken Pasta, Enchilada Casserole,
and a fresh Green Salad.
Serve a decadent dessert — "Make-Your-Own
Ice-Cream Sundae Bar," Assorted Cheesecakes, Cream Puffs
with Chocolate Sauce, Tiramisu, Chocolate Cake, Fruit Tarts or Giant
Wine Selection & Quantity
Depending on your budget, you have several options regarding wine selection.
Tip: Allow approximately
a 1/2 bottle to one bottle of wine per person for a three-hour
For an "upscale" Emmy Party (with
wine aficionados), splurge on a selection of "fine" red
and white wines.
For a "casual chic" Emmy
Party, offer a variety of good mid-priced red and white wines.
For a "limited budget" Emmy
Party, buy a case of Charles
Shaw "Two-Buck Chuck" wines from Trader
Joe's — at under $30, these good table wines are an
excellent value. We like the Cabernets and Merlots. Or ask your
guests to "BYOB" — bring a bottle of their favorite
wine or whatever they'd like to drink.
Be sure to have plenty of sodas, soft drinks, bottled
water and coffee on hand for non-drinkers and "designated drivers.
"Emmy Pot Luck"
Better yet...host a casual "Emmy Pot Luck Party." Pot
Lucks are a lot of fun, especially if you're on a budget.
"Emmy Pot Luck" Menu
Make a big batch of Popcorn and have everyone
bring a dish (appetizer, salad, entree, dessert...and what they
want to drink).
In past years, we've had everything from assorted Costco and Trader
Joe's hors d'oeuvres — Crab Cakes, Coconut Shrimp, Chicken
Wings, Mini Quiches, assorted Cheeses & Crackers, fresh Veges and
Potato Skins, to Beppo's Pizza, Max's Deli, Tai Chi Chinese, In & Out
Burgers, Mixed Nuts, Mini Brownies and Krispy Kreme Donuts.
Whatever you do...have FUN!
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