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Host An Award Winning Grammy Party (VIDEO)

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The Grammy's got their start more than five decades ago, when the music industry decided to honor its achievements with its own version of the Academy Awards. Like Oscar, the Grammy is the name of the statuette the winners receive, a miniature gramophone.

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As thousands of industry execs and hundreds of headliners gather at the Staples Center in Los Angeles this Sunday evening for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, over 26 million of us will be tuning into CBS to check out the gowns on the red carpet, enjoy the high wattage entertainment, and find out whether Snoop Dogg will finally receive his first Grammy win after being nominated 13 times, or whether Justin Timberlake will be adding to his collection of six statues.

What better time to host a viewing party for friends and family? In this latest Creative Entertaining video, here are some simple tips to make this star studded affair shine at home.

Watch Creative Entertaining: 56th Annual Grammy Awards

Popcorn Bar - One of the simplest and most festive things you can do to do is set up a popcorn bar, offering a wide variety of toppings, from grated Parmigiano Reggiano to Maldon sea salt and truffle oil.

Champagne Bar - Set up mixers such as raspberries, orange zest and peaches, and throw in some decorative straws and you can have a red carpet affair right in your home!

Find Your Inspiration - Carry the black and gold colors of the Grammy Award as a theme throughout, from the candles to the linens to design objects you can find around the house.

Set the Mood - Low ambient lighting and lots of candles create a relaxed and intimate atmosphere.

Seating - Be sure to have lots of comfortable seating, pillows and throws for settling in to watch the entertainment and victory speeches.