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Now This Is How You Throw A GRAMMY Viewing Party

Did your invite to the GRAMMYs get lost in the mail too?! No biggie — roll out your own red carpet!

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Turn your party into an A-list affair:

1. Ask your friends to dress for the occasion.

You don't have to be dressed to the nines, but throwing on a tie or some jewelry before you leave the house will help everyone get into the spirit before they even walk in the door.

2. Invite a few guests of honor...

(This is also just a great excuse to get some cardboard cutouts of your favorite stars.)

3. ...or just be the celebrities yourselves for the night.

Not creepy at all. Right?

4. Impress your guests with a DIY photobooth.

Craft a border of a TV or an album cover so your friends can make the most of their red-carpet-ready looks (and those cardboard cutouts).

Don't be basic! Spice up the party staples:

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5. In honor of the Gramophone trophy, step up your drink-serving game.

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6. Easily take your decorations to the next level by putting some LED lights in your balloons.

7. Three ingredients can turn a simple bag of popcorn into an awards-show-worthy snack.

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Maple bacon pepper popcorn? Yes, please.

And to enhance the watching experience:

8. Play along with GRAMMY bingo.

Print out bingo cards and let your guests fill in the boxes with their predicted winners. You'd be surprised how invested everyone will get in the results.
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Print out bingo cards and let your guests fill in the boxes with their predicted winners. You'd be surprised how invested everyone will get in the results.

9. Have a lip-synching competition during the performances.

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But don't actually sing. We're watching the professionals for a reason.

10. Play a running game of celebrity heads-up throughout the night

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And for the grand finale:

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11. Start a hashtag for your party.

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By the end of the show, you and your guests will have combined a paparazzi-style album of the night.

12. Send your guests home with a mixtape stacked with GRAMMY performers and nominees.

A party the favor that keeps the party going on the car ride home.
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A party the favor that keeps the party going on the car ride home.