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    Plan an Oscars Party with Goodwill®

    Roll out the red carpet, it’s almost time for the Oscars! The 89th Academy Awards Ceremony is just over a week away, so there’s still time to pull together a party if you’re ready to relive your favorite cinematic moments from the past year in the company of your other movie-loving friends. Just set the dress code (full evening dress, of course), dream up some dazzling decor and make a menu worthy of the silver screen. Sound like a lot? It’s easier than you think with the simple suggestions below!

    Celebrities and Goodwill shoppers wearing the four flattering colors.

    Image via yourgoodwill.org

    I recently learned from Goodwill Keystone Area (Harrisburg, PA) that the Pantone Color Institute has identified four colors that flatter every person on Earth, no matter their hair, skin or eye color and tone. Mellow Rose, True Red, Indian Teal and Eggplant regularly grace the red carpet precisely because they complement all features, so for your Oscars party, scope your local Goodwill in search of these four hues to create an award-winning ensemble. You may even find attire that has actually been worn by a star!

    A frame with a sign that says "And the Award Goes to..."

    Image via catchymyparty.com

    Set the scene at home for a glitzy event with a few glamorous touches, like this display pinned from Catch My Party on Pinterest. Another pinner noted there are always a plethora of vases at her local Goodwill, and I’ll add that picture frames are usually abundant, too! Recreate your own version of this table in the entryway of your home to greet guests on Oscars night, and they’ll be buzzing with anticipation even before a category is announced.

    Vases filled with flowers and candy

    Image via blog.ocgoodwill.org

    As with any event, the menu is a great opportunity to drive a theme home, so how perfect would movie theater snacks be? Here on the East Coast, the live event will begin at 7 p.m., so nibbles are all that’s needed. I’d serve some fresh popcorn and dress up concession stand sweets in their award show best just like Goodwill of Orange County (Santa Ana) has done in the centerpiece above. Did anyone else notice that the cloth under the centerpiece is Mellow Rose? Apparently, this color is even flattering for displays!

    We love watching characters on screen rise from their struggles to find success, but it’s easy to forget that these stories of triumph are all around us. In fact, Goodwill organizations generate opportunities every day for people to achieve economic stability and build strong families and vibrant communities by offering career training, financial stability tools and other community-based programs for people who have disabilities, people who lack education or job experience, veterans and military families, older workers, youth and young adults, people reintegrating back into society and others who face challenges to finding employment. You can be a part of someone’s happy ending when you support these integral programs simply by shopping at Goodwill for your Oscars party needs!

    Julia Marchand
    is a home decor/DIY blogger at LITTLEroost. From her little roost in rural New England, fueled by coffee and fresh air, Julia blogs for Goodwill Industries International creating sustainable DIY, home decor, and fashion content from thrifted finds.
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