Roll out the red carpet and spend an evening in gold, glam, and fine elegance by throwing your own Golden Globes party! Dazzle your guests with sweet treats, fun props, and sparkling cocktails that will leave your friends impressed. With the nominees in, January 11, 2015, will be the day we find out whether Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl or Reese Witherspoon, Wild wins Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama or if True Detective, HBO steals the spotlight for Best TV Movie or Mini-Series.

While we all can’t witness the awards in person, view the winners in your own home by following these 5 tips to throwing a celebrity-style Golden Globes party!

1. Red Carpet Entrance

Let your guests enter your party feeling like a star. Roll out a red carpet from your front steps to your front door to put your friends in the spotlight! Check out these discounts and deals to get your own star-studded red carpet.

Party City

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2. Decor Galore

Decorations can make or break any themed party. Deck out your space in gold and glitter to ensure a sparkling evening. With lots of balloons, confetti, streamers, and a center for sweets, you’ll be sure to have a sparkling evening. Check out this popcorn bar that fits perfectly for your movie theme and is all sorts of fabulous with decorations!

Celebrations At Home

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3. Personal Photobooth

You can’t forget to capture moments during any event. Set up a home photobooth with a fun backdrop and lots of props! Don’t be afraid to get creative here by adding in personal touches like names of your guests on stars, DIY golden globe statues or cardboard cutouts of your favorite celebrities!

PAPER & PANCAKES by Lily & James, Design. Co.

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4. Finger Food & Fancy Drinks

A party wouldn’t be complete without snacks and drinks! When deciding what type of food to make for your Golden Globe party, keep it classy, but easy. Cook up some appetizers that can act as finger food like this list of Golden Globe appetizers pictured below, along with more substantial snacks like these Holly-Weenie Tuxedos.


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Once you’ve chosen your snacks, it’s time to decide your drinks! Here’s 18 classic cocktails that are easy to make and even better to drink!


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5. Cast Your Ballot

Let your guests vote for their own favorite nominees and predict the winners for each category of the 2015 Golden Globes with handmade or printable ballots.

Kelly Golightly Ballot

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Don’t forget to dress your best! If you really want to go all out – consider adding formal attire to your party invitations so that guests know what to wear. And make sure to tune in on Sunday, January 11, 2015 to the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards live on NBC at 5 PM PST.

Top Image Credit: Denise Foley Design Inc.