How To Throw An Emmys Viewing Party At The Last Minute

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It's time for the Emmy Awards! Although it may feel like just yesterday that the Emmy nominees were announced, we'll all be able to watch the 2017 Emmys live on Sunday, September 17. Host Stephen Colbert has been preparing his jokes for months, but the beginning of award season always feels like it totally creeps up on us! If you're in the same boat and haven't nailed down your viewing plans, we've got you covered. Here's how to throw a last-minute Emmys party with all your friends.

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How To Throw A Last-Minute Emmys Party

It's only appropriate to celebrate in style as you find out who will win an Emmy and who will be heading home "just happy to have been nominated". Here's how you can be ready to toast all your favorite TV stars!

Order a few supplies. Sure, you can throw a party without ordering any decorations, but where's the fun in that? Make free two-day shipping your best friend and order a few party supplies off of Amazon Prime. We recommend picking a few items with a red, gold and black color scheme to match the glamour of the red carpet, gold statuettes and black tuxedos we are sure to see all night! Even items as simple as streamers and plastic tablecloths can transform your everyday living room to a festive party space. And don't forget the plastic champagne flutes for your bubbly or sparkling water!

Grab some TV snacks. Honor TV's biggest night by eating your favorite TV snacks all night! Whether you tend to gravitate toward popcorn, chips and dip or campy TV dinners, design your menu around your top small screen bites! Whatever you decide on, make sure it's easy enough to pick up during one quick trip to the grocery store.

Print out ballots. Make sure you print out enough Emmys ballots for each of your guests to fill out before the show begins airing. To make the competition even sweeter, find a small trophy or other prize for the guest who correctly guesses the most winners.

Make your space Instagram-worthy. The Emmys are all about the glam, and your space should reflect that! Put a red tablecloth on the floor to act as a red carpet, hang up gold streamers to make an easy-yet-cute photo backdrop and call the paparazzi — or just encourage your friends to snap pics all night long. Here are the best Instagram captions for the Emmys to accompany all of those A-list poses.