Hooray for Hollywood! Glam it up Thrift Style!

Posted on by Ashley      1 Comment
photo red carpet dress

Phoebe the Dress Fiend is looking red carpet ready in a beautiful thrifted dress.

Truth be told, the Academy Awards are not nearly as exciting this year as last because our favorite movie “Lady Bird” (filmed partly at Thrift Town on El Camino in Sacramento) is not up for the 5 Academy Awards that it was in 2018. But that’s okay Oscar, we still love the show and we’ll still be watching…

The 91st Academy Awards.will be held on February 24, 2019 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA. The Oscars will air LIVE on ABC at 8 p.m. ET

Didn’t get an invite to the red carpet?! You’re in good company. Only 3,400 people fit in the Dolby Theater, but over 30 million people tune in to watch the fashions, the movie stars, and the film clips.

Thrift Town has loads of outfits so you will be
“carpet ready” at your own home or a friend’s party.

These DIY projects are sure to make any Academy Awards Party a hit!

photo before and after ken doll oscar statues

Before and After Ken Doll Golden Oscar Statues.

photo gold spray painted ken doll oscar statues

Ken Doll Oscars look fab with a little gold spray paint. Did you ever wonder if  Oscar Statues are solid gold? “When it comes to the world’s most famous trophy, all that glitters is not solid gold. ‘Oscar’ is made of bronze, and is cleaned and coated with copper, nickel and then 24K gold that is so hard and so pure that it is used by NASA in outer space.” ABC News

These Party Glasses Are All Dressed Up!
Before we talk about these festive sippers. Inquiring minds want to know. Do they drink alcohol at the Academy Awards? Look’s like the answer is YES. With the help of Google, I found out that the champagne they’ll be serving at the Academy Awards and the Govoner’s Ball is Piper-Heidsieck, a French champagne that costs about $40-$50 a bottle.

Photo champagne glasses taped for spray paint

Tape off the area glass that you do not want to be painted. Spray paint with glitter paint, let dry and remove tape. Add buttons with glue and/or stickers, tie a bow at the neck and you’re all set!

photo of tuxedo champagne glasses

These dressed-up DIY tuxedo glasses will make any soda, champagne or sparkling wine taste great.

photo oscar party props

Gowns, DIY party props, fancy champagne sippers… Thrift Town has so many fantastic items to make your party memorable.

See you at the movies!



I am the art director and marketing manager for Thrift Town. I have worked for Thrift Town for just about twenty years and I'm passionate about thrift, decorating, entertaining, crafting and, of course Thrift Town.

1 Comment

  1. Susan K Inman

    Yes, you certainly are!