Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting’s Party Planner: How To Throw a Glam Golden Globes Party

01/07/2015 at 06:56 PM ET

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Ready, set, (viewing) party!

The Golden Globes is arguably Hollywood’s most fun night of the year, which gives the rest of us a perfectly good reason to celebrate right along with the stars (even, if that means doing so from our own homes).

So, we called upon event planner extraordinaire Lauren Tatum –who helps orchestrate Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting‘s spectacular soirees –to give us tips on how to roll out the red, er gold, carpet for our guests.

“The Golden Globes comes with a built-in theme, so take the gold theme and run with it,” Tatum tells PEOPLE. “Don’t be afraid to overdo it. There’s an adage that says, ‘before you leave the house, remove one accessory,’ but when planning an event do the opposite. More is always better!”

Here, the owner of Lauren Tatum Events gives us her picks for a Golden Globes party full of glitz, glamour, and of course, gold.

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“Lighting tends to get overlooked, but an easy trick to add Hollywood glam to your gathering is to change your lightbulbs to these vintage ones. It creates a beautiful, golden ambience.” Exposition Quad-Looop Small Filament Bulb, $11; restorationhardware.com

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“To tie your theme together, try adding gold throw pillows throughout your space. Place them on chairs, couches and any extra seating. But, be sure to use ones that are alike but not exactly matching.” Pinstripe Pillow, $19; landofnod.com

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“Sometimes the little things make the biggest impression. These polka-dot napkins are a great touch.” Gold Dot Cocktail Napkins, $5.95 for set of 20; papersource.com

Courtesy Bed, Bath and Beyond

“I love a textured tray like this alligator one. It’s beautiful and you can use it to serve drinks or hold party favors or as a centerpiece.” Alligator Rectangular Serving Tray, $19.99; bedbathandbeyond.com

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“All the gold details are what your guests will remember so be sure to really go for it.” The gold decor should include all your serveware (cocktail shakers, glasses, utensils, gold-rimmed plates). Stainless Steel Lustrum Gold Plated Cocktail Shaker; $32.99; amazon.com

–Michelle Ward

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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What did she do to herself. Such was always such a sexy little thing but at the Awards the other night she looked tough and hard. Hated the hair and the outfit. Her short hair looks good on her unless she slicks it back to look butch. Yuck.

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Some of the commenters here would benefit on how to get a life

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