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- Put out a red-carpet welcome mat to lead your guests to the door.
- Deputize a best friend to snap your guests with a Polaroid as they make their entrance.
- Dress up the powder room with props from the makeup trailer: rhinestone jewelry, tiaras, sunglasses, red lipsticks, fake mustaches, beauty marks and a wig or two that'll inspire guests to start hamming and vamping.
- During the pre-show show, turn off the sound and play some feel-good Oscar®-winning soundtracks: Chicago, Titanic, The Godfather, Casablanca, etc.