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Hosting a Grammy Party

What:
55th Grammy Awards 2013

Music's Biggest Night!
"GRAMMY Sunday"

Where:
Staples Center,
Los Angeles, CA

When:
8pm-11:30pm (ET/PT) on CBS
Sunday, February 10, 2013

Host:
LL Cool J returns as host
 

The first Grammy Awards telecast took place in 1971 — today, it's as popular as ever. Invite your friends, family, or business associates over for a fun Grammy Awards Party. Gather around the TV and crank up the sound.



Pre-Show Fashions & Bling
Watch Pre-Show celebrity interviews and check out the latest fashions and bling. Check your local show times for pre-show listings. The Grammy Telecast begins at 8pm Sunday on CBS.

Grammy Party Invitations
Be creative with your invitations — use Grammy Nominees (Performers, Bands, Musicians, Albums, Songs) in your text.

If you don't want the expense of buying printed Grammy Party invitations, you can always print your own. If you want to go high-tech, use Eventbright.com — the online service can be used to send free invitations, or you can charge for tickets to your event. You can also make the event public or private. Other options include sending an email, using Facebook or using Google+.


Celebrity Lifesize Cut-Outs
Go Hollywood — decorate your house with "Award Trophy Statuettes" and "Lifesize Celebrity Stand-up" Music Legends (Elvis, Beyonce and other Hollywood favorites).

STANDUPS ! A large selection of photo-realistic Lifesize Cut-outs of all your Favorite Personalities, Gifts and Music Memorabilia  


Grammy Party Decorations
Buy Your Favorite Performer, Musican and/or Band Posters (especially those who have been nominated for a Grammy). Display the posters at your party — they make great decorations!

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Black & Gold Theme Decor
Visit your local Party Store and florist for Fun Theme Decorations — Black & Gold Balloons, Giant Gold Stars, Flowers, Black and Gold Glitter Top Hats (turn them upside down and fill them with popcorn or chips), Black and Gold paper plates, cups, utensils and napkins, Black & Gold Confetti...you get the idea.



Red Carpet & Digital Pics/Video
For a fun "Red Carpet" effect, get a Red Carpet "Runner" for your entranceway and take Digital Pics or a Video of your guests as they arrive. Set your dining room/coffee tables with bright red runners, sprinkled with black and gold confetti stars.

Grammy Party Videos
Use your iPhone, Android Smartphone or Flip Mino Video Camcorder to record and share your party activities.

Share Party Photos,
Videos and Comments
Upload your Digital Party Pictures for Free to Flickr, Facebook, Shutterfly, Twitter, Google Photos (Picasa) or MySpace and upload your Video to YouTube after your Grammy Party to share with your family, friends and co-workers. Post comments and updates on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+ to share what is happening real-time.

Free Video Conferencing
For those people who can't be at your Grammy Party (especially your overseas friends and family), set up a FREE Web Conference using Skype, Yahoo, or Microsoft Live Instant Messaging (IM) — that way they can participate live during the event. We use Skype for our FREE International Video Calls, Meetings, Parties and Conferences.

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Grammy Ballots & Prizes
Pass out Grammy Ballots and have your guests cast their votes prior to the Awards ceremony. Offer a fun gift to all the winners and a Grand Prize to the person who gets the most categories right.

Buy "Hollywood (Stars)" Tote Bag for Grammy Party Gifts
Buy "Hollywood (Stars" Tote Bag

(Fill with FUN Goodies)

Fun Gifts & Party Favors
Put together a "Hollywood Stars" Gift Tote Bag of goodies — be creative with your gifts. We're not talking expensive freebie "designer swag" like the performers usually get — you don't have to spend a fortune if you know where to shop. Go to the "Dollar Stores" or Target for token gifts and candies.

Give out Fun "Hollywood Stars" Party Favors. Hollywood Magnets make fun gifts for homes, lockers, dorm rooms or offices — buy just one, or save with packs of 10 or 100.

Visit our Travel Gift Store to order Special Gifts for your Party —
Buy Fun Gifts to wear or give out to your guests at the party. Gifts feature Fun Travel Destinations, Romantic Gifts, Family "His/Hers" Gifts, Body, Mind & Spirit Gifts, and more...

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Alana and Barry at the Grammy Awards, Los Angeles

2013 Grammy Performers
Performers at the the 2013 Grammy Awards include Taylor Swift, Mumford & Sons, The Blacks Keys and Fun, Rihanna... and many more!

2012 Grammy Performers
The 2012 Grammy Awards marked the second-most-watched Grammys, behind 1984 (the year of Michael Jackson's Thriller).

Jennifer Hudson paid tribute to Whitney Houston, performing a moving rendition of Houston's "I Will Always Love You." Grammy performers included: Paul McCartney, Adele, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Tony Bennett, Coldplay, Rihanna, The Beach Boys, Adam Levine and Maroon Five, Glen Campbell, Foo Fighters, Nickie Minaj, The Band Perry... and more! Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt paid tribute to Etta James.

2011 Grammy Performers
2011 was one of our favorite Grammy's ever! Mick Jagger performed his first-ever solo performance at the show. Legendary singer Bob Dylan sang "Maggies Farm" along with Mumford & Sons and the Avett Brothers. Other performances included: Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Drake, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Miranda Lambert, Cee Lo, Gwenyth Paltrow, Eminem... and the incomparable Barbara Streisand.


Grammy Party Themes
Depending on how formal, edgy or casual you want your party to be, here are a few Grammy Party Theme suggestions:

Formal:" Black Tie" / "Favorite Performer / Musician / Band"
Be creative and have everyone dress as their "Favorite Performer / Musician / Band " or opt for a Formal "Black-Tie" event — rent a Designer Dress, Jewelry & Accessories.

Semi-Formal/Edgy:
"Black Leather,  Black Jeans, Red Carpet"

Host a Semi-Formal "Black Leather, Black Jeans, Red Carpet" event and give guests the option of dressing "up or down" — the edgier the better!

Formal/Semi-Formal Menu
Cosmos & Flavored Martinis
Serve chilled Cosmos or flavored Martinis. Plan a fun menu of decadent "finger food" hors d'oeuvres and fabulous desserts — Mini Blinis topped with Crème Fraiche and Caviar, Ahi Tuna on Wasabi Crackers, Crab-stuffed Mushrooms, Lobster Bisque Shots, Melon-wrapped Proscuitto, Chocolate Truffles...

Costco and Trader Joe's offer a variety of delicious hors d'oeuvres, munchies, desserts, Vodka, Gin, Champagnes and fine wines.

Catered Event / Entertainment
If you don't have the time — and aren't worried about a budget — hire a caterer to handle "all the details" for you.
For more elaborate parties, hire Celebrity Look-a-like "Rockers/Musicians" to mingle among your guests.

Casual Chic:
"Grammy Bash"
Keep your Grammy Party simple — make it a fun "Grammy Bash." Dress "Casual Chic" in your favorite music category — Rap, Country, Rock & Roll, Latin, Reggae, Pop, Latin, Blues, New Age, World Music...

"Grammy Bash" Menu
Whip up something easy for a large group — Three-Cheese Lasagne, Shepherd's Pie, Baked Ziti, Firehouse Chili, Poached Salmon, Beef & Vege Stew, Enchilada Casserole, BBQ Chicken Wings... and all the trimmings.

Serve a decadent dessert — "Make-Your-Own Ice-Cream Sundae Bar," Assorted Cheesecakes, Cream Puffs with Chocolate Sauce, Tiramisu, Chocolate Cake, Fruit Tarts or Giant Chocolate-covered Strawberries.

Wine Selection & Quantity
Depending on your budget, you have several options regarding wine selection.

Tip: Allow approximately a 1/2 bottle to one bottle of wine per person for a three-hour party.

For an "upscale" Grammy Party (with wine aficionados), splurge on a selection of "fine" red and white wines.

For a "casual chic" Grammy Party, offer a variety of good mid-priced red and white wines.

For a "limited budget" Emmy Party, buy a case of Charles Shaw "Two-Buck Chuck" wines from Trader Joe's — at under $30, these good table wines are an excellent value. We like the Cabernets and Merlots. Or ask your guests to "BYOB" — bring a bottle of their favorite wine or whatever they'd like to drink.

Be sure to have plenty of sodas, soft drinks, bottled water and coffee on hand for non-drinkers and "designated drivers.

Casual:
"Grammy Pot Luck"
Better yet...host a casual "Grammy Pot Luck Party." Pot Lucks are a lot of fun, especially if you're on a budget.

"Grammy Pot Luck" Menu
Make a big batch of Popcorn and have everyone bring a dish (appetizer, salad, entree, dessert...and what they want to drink).

In past years, we've had everything from assorted Costco and Trader Joe's hors d'oeuvres — Mini Crab Cakes, Coconut Shrimp, Chicken Wings, Quiche in Phyllo Pastry, Humus, fresh Veges and Potato Skins, to Beppo's Pizza, Max's Deli food, Chinese take-out, In & Out Burgers, Chocolate-covered Oreos and Krispy Kreme Donuts.

Whatever you do...have FUN!


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