Ready, set, (viewing) party!
The Golden Globes is arguably Hollywood’s most fun night of the year, which gives the rest of us a perfectly good reason to celebrate right along with the stars (even, if that means doing so from our own homes).
So, we called upon event planner extraordinaire Lauren Tatum –who helps orchestrate Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting‘s spectacular soirees –to give us tips on how to roll out the red, er gold, carpet for our guests.
“The Golden Globes comes with a built-in theme, so take the gold theme and run with it,” Tatum tells PEOPLE. “Don’t be afraid to overdo it. There’s an adage that says, ‘before you leave the house, remove one accessory,’ but when planning an event do the opposite. More is always better!”
Here, the owner of Lauren Tatum Events gives us her picks for a Golden Globes party full of glitz, glamour, and of course, gold.
“Lighting tends to get overlooked, but an easy trick to add Hollywood glam to your gathering is to change your lightbulbs to these vintage ones. It creates a beautiful, golden ambience.” Exposition Quad-Looop Small Filament Bulb, $11; restorationhardware.com
“To tie your theme together, try adding gold throw pillows throughout your space. Place them on chairs, couches and any extra seating. But, be sure to use ones that are alike but not exactly matching.” Pinstripe Pillow, $19; landofnod.com
“Sometimes the little things make the biggest impression. These polka-dot napkins are a great touch.” Gold Dot Cocktail Napkins, $5.95 for set of 20; papersource.com
“I love a textured tray like this alligator one. It’s beautiful and you can use it to serve drinks or hold party favors or as a centerpiece.” Alligator Rectangular Serving Tray, $19.99; bedbathandbeyond.com
“All the gold details are what your guests will remember so be sure to really go for it.” The gold decor should include all your serveware (cocktail shakers, glasses, utensils, gold-rimmed plates). Stainless Steel Lustrum Gold Plated Cocktail Shaker; $32.99; amazon.com
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