How to Host an Emmy Party

How to Host an Emmy Party
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How to Host an Emmy Party

Set a theme

A theme always makes a party more fun. You can keep it simple and have people dress for the Emmy's themselves, or you can choose a favorite show or award category as your theme. No matter what, be sure to go all out. We're talking red carpets, custom food and gift bags.

Turn up the AC

The day of the show, be sure to crank up the AC so that by the time guests arrive, it's nice and cool. This way, the body heat from a large gathering won't result in people sweating through their gorgeous ensembles.

Include more seating than necessary

Always plan for more people than you actually think you'll have. Having a place to rest is particularly important with watch parties, so always include more people in your seating plan than you think will show.

Use paper plates and utensils

When you plan a party, always plan for the clean-up. Using paper (or plastic) plates and utensils will allow you to tailor more easily to your theme, and it will make your clean-up a lot easier.

Keep the food classy

The Emmy's are a very fancy occasion, so make sure that your food fits the bill. Plus, you don't want to make people eat something that's messy and could potentially ruin an outfit.

For example, these Broccoli Quiche Bites are tasty and tidy.

Cook ahead of time

Hosting an Emmy party is a lot of fun, but it's not more important than getting to watch the show. Cook everything ahead of time so that you don't miss all of the awkward acceptance speeches.

Have fun with cocktails

With cocktails, your options are limitless. So really tailor your drinks to your theme and have fun with your creations. This is the time to try something new!

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If you can, record the show

If you have DVR, use it to your advantage. Record the show just in case you miss something during all of your hosting duties. That way, you can go back and watch it later.

Have a photo op

Bring the glamour to your house by having a designated photo area for people to pose for their close-up!


On Monday, August 25, the glamour of Hollywood will hit the small screen with the airing of the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. Our favorite actors, directors and all-around gorgeous people will carefully select their red carpet outfits, write their acceptance speeches and practice their best smiles. Hosted by Seth Meyers, the awards are an event not to be missed.

This year's nominees include the likes of Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black, True Detective, Breaking Bad and more. Awards will be handed out for comedy, drama, acting, directing, reality television and much, much more. So now that you know all about the show, let us tell you all about what it takes to host an Emmy party.

Check out the slideshow above to see our tips for hosting an Emmy-worthy watch party!

And if you can't think of what to cook, check out 25 Party Foods Your Guests Will Love.

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