Award shows are a great excuse to host a themed party extraordinaire. You have the freedom to think of creative ideas for props, invitations, food, drinks, and of course, the music. With November here, that means awards season is almost upon us.
What better way to kick off the pop culture-laden festivities than with a Country Music Awards party? Whether your friends enjoy listening to country music or not, the funny commentary and performances still make for a southern-style good time!
Roll out the red carpet
An award show party isn’t complete without a red carpet entrance for your guests. Make them feel like the star of the show with this simple party element. Whether you live in a house or an apartment, bring the Bridgestone Arena to your neck of the woods for a look-alike star-studded event. If the weather is nice, roll out the carpet outside leading to your doorway. Otherwise, you can always have it in your entryway leading your family and friends to the party area.
Break out the photo booth props
Set up a camera (or phone) and tri-pod with props readily available for your guests to create memories worthy of framing. Include cowboy boots and a hat, pearl necklaces, and different colored bandanas to really bring the feel of the show to your home. Guests will enjoy this entertaining touch, and it can help everyone get in the country-lovin’ mood!
Create a Nashville-inspired menu
Pay homage to Nashville, Tennessee and bake a fried chicken feast—complete with biscuits, mashed potatoes, and sweet tea to top it off. You can have classic party appetizers as well, like different kinds of dip and skewers.
Make a country playlist
During commercial breaks and before and after the awards show ends, turn up the country music to bring the party to life. Country fans new and old will appreciate the custom playlist that makes the party even more exciting. Transport the party to Nashville by including CMA nominees from the past year in music.