Junos Viewing Party
We all know what every Canadian is doing this Sunday, tuning into their TV to watch the Junos. With a high-profile event like the Junos, it’s always a good idea to “go big or go home”. Hosting the ultimate Junos viewing party is an excellent way to grab a few of your closest girlfriends together to celebrate the Canadian music industry.
First step is to look the part. You may not be walking the red carpet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look like an A-list celebrity. Tutus are always super fun and playful, and when I’m looking for a custom tutu in any length, colour of style, I turned to Chavah Designs. Toss on a basic tee and you have a chic, yet incredibly comfortable out for snap photos and enjoy the Junos in.
If you’re feeling fancy and really want to get dolled-up, why not get your makeup professionally done. It’s a real treat and a sure way to feel ultra-glam. Sam from Samantha Blatnicky Makeup & Lash Artist has over 15 years in the makeup industry and can create anything from a wearable neutral look, to a colourful and playful look, to a full-on glam effect with ease. Whether you decide to go to her, or have her into your home, you’re guaranteed a makeup look you’ll remember forever.
No party would be complete without Junos Award ballot cards. Have your guests complete their cards while enjoying appetizers, sipping on some bubbly and watching the red-carpet arrivals. Make sure to list all the nominees in each category on the cards and have your pens ready to go.
Having a well-stocked bar is always a good idea when hosting a party. While a full-service bar might be ideal in theory, you want something quick and easy at a viewing party. You don’t want your guests spending too much time mixing up fancy cocktails, instead you want their attention to be on the TV. Make it easy by choosing a signature drink, or better yet, a little bubby. Nothing is classier and more sophisticated than a glass of sparkling wine. Jackson-Triggs Reserve Sparkling Cuve Close is the ultimate beverage when it comes to celebrating.
Snacks and Sweets Complete the Party
There’s no need to offer a full dinner but having some delicious sweets on hand is always a good idea. LV Sweets bakes everything to order, with fresh ingredients, and creates masterpieces when it comes to baking. She’s the mastermind behind these cupcakes, macarons and meringue kisses that are sure to crave anyone’s sweet tooth.
Grazing Hills makes the most delicious charcuterie boards. The brand not only delivers, but they cater to vegetarians and vegans, along with creating gluten-free boards too.
While you don’t need to go crazy on the décor, adding a few sparkly touches can make the world of a difference. Since you’ll all be dressed and dolled up, having a focal point where you can snap a few pics will be the finished touches on your party. Melissa from Party Girls Co is the queen of modern-day parties and goes all out. Her balloon installations will be the focal point of the party, but it’s the personalized detail she adds to each party that makes it one-of-a-kind and unique.
Setting is key. Since you’ll all be gathered around the TV, make sure you have plenty of seating available. Make good use of pillows and throw blankets, as you want your guests to be relaxed and comfortable.
Wanna see more photos, be sure to head over to Kiki’s blog Pursuing Pretty, for more fun pics.