Now that the nominees for the 89th annual Academy Awards have been released, it's officially time to start counting down the days and prepping for the big night. And while we unfortunately can't attend the actual awards (what's up with that?), there's no reason why you can't get in on the action and host your very own Oscars party at home.
The Oscars are the epitome of awards ceremonies and present the greatest party opportunity. So, whether you want to go all out -- with swanky attire and all -- or keep it simple, we've put together some ideas that will have your guests clamouring to be invited to your next soiré©e. To ensure you host the most fabulous Oscar viewing party check out our seven tips below.
What to play
No award show is complete without some friendly competition. Put together a ballot and have your friends cast their votes on who they think the big winners will be (our bets are already on La La Land for everything) or switch it up and play a game of Oscars bingo instead.