No Plans for Tonight? Host an Emmys Party!

emmys partyBrace yourselves: The year’s biggest event in primetime television takes place tonight. Here’s your golden ticket to throwing an award-winning Emmys soiree (that no one can tell was planned last minute!).

“Reel” them in with a surprise e-vite. Skip the typical Facebook invite and make would-be-guests feel special from the start with a themed digital invite (templates available at

Piece together a golden getup. Emmys or no Emmys, metallics are huge this season! Get ready for your close-up (make that many close-ups) with a gold dress, shoes, eyeshadow and nails (and prepare to shine!).

Secure a red carpet. Nothing says “star treatment” like an obnoxiously red runner. Scoop one up at a local party supply store or at

Create a themed menu. In addition to your Emmys staples (such as bottles of bubbly and, say, Champagne Cupcakes), get creative with nominee-inspired bites, like “Robot Chicken” Skewers, “True Blood” Orange Truffles, Mini Grilled “Glee” Sandwiches and Mini “Mad Men” Meatballs.

Have everyone pick their “drafts.” Stir the party up with some friendly competition. Have everyone write down their most-likely-to-win picks for each category, then prize those with the highest amount of correct answers with their very own Emmy from a local party supply store, or chocolate wrapped in gold foil is just as sweet.


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