It’s time to break out your party dress. Award season officially begins Sunday, January 13 with The Golden Globe Awards. Who is the Hollywood Foreign Press? And does it matter?
While Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be bedazzled from head to toe and speaking with old-school Hollywood lilts while drunk celebrities trip over Jack Nicholson as they weave their way through your-worst-Bar-Mitzvah-nightmare seating arrangement, you can throw your own soirée from the comfort of your own home.
Bronson van Wyck, the entertaining authority whose decor brand recently launched, is touted as “THE” master party planner. Thanks to his vast experience in Hollywood and New York, van Wyck shares his advice for how to throw a Golden Globes viewing party for friends and family in celebrity style… but without the stylist. His party planning street cred includes P Diddy’s “Party of the Century” 40th birthday. P Diddy at 40 — let’s just think about that.
Most important: make sure you’ve got plenty of chilled bubby. He recommends Moet Champagne. Inspired by the nominated films, his suggestions include:
Life of Pi — Heirloom tomato “Pi” or chicken pot “Pi”
Moonrise Kingdom — Lobster tarts
Salmon Fishing in Yemen — Smoked salmon tartare
Lincoln — Illinois salted caramel corn
A few other ideas that have crossed van Wyck’s mind include:
A red carpet delineating the path to your front door.
A bubble machine placed at your entryway.
Keep it fun and go overboard (as if the first two ideas were for a quiet night at home.)
My suggestion is to forgo the red carpet and order an extra case of bubbly. Better yet, serve Kir Royales: Moet Champagne cocktails with a kiss of sweet black currant liqueur that will take off the bitter edge for those going home empty-handed.