20 DIY Ways to Throw a Winning Oscar Party
Calling all movie lovers! Sunday kicks off the 92nd annual Oscars, which is just another reason to get your pals together for a fancy movie-inspired night in. Plan some small bites, make-ahead cocktails and pop in the popcorn for a night filled with glamorous style, inspiring speeches, favorite clips with laughter and tears thrown into the mix. In fact, we've done a little party planning of our own. Feel free to copy us and party it up, Oscars style with these brilliant DIYs.
2. Oscar Gold Backdrop. This backdrop takes about 5 minutes to get up but really makes an impact in any room or photo. (via Brit + Co)
3. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Channel 1940s Olympic swimmer turned movie star Esther Williams with these adorable swim caps
4. Ticket Roll Bowl: Yes, that really is just a roll of tickets. This is such an innovative way to make a fun movie-themed bowl. (via Buggie & Jellybean)
5. Gold Heart Piñata: Getting sick of commercial break after commercial break? Take a breather and take turns hitting this shiny beauty! We recommend filling it with some movie theater-esque treats for the ultimate themed party. (via Studio DIY)
6. Popcorn Bar: Though this awesome popcorn bar is more fit for an outdoor party, you could easily create your own on a decorated table indoors. While you're at it, check out some tasty popcorn hacks to add to your spread. (via Hostess With the Mostess)
7. Printable Popcorn Boxes: Printables are definitely a dream come true for any busy DIYer. These bright and colorful boxes would be a perfect addition to your popcorn bar! (via Design Eat Repeat)
8. Vintage Photo Booth Backdrop: A photo booth that's both vintage and movie-related? Yes, please! (PS: We're huge fans of the popcorn cones she's holding. Those would also be great for the popcorn bar.) (via Kelly Golightly)
9. Paper Oscar Statuettes: If you're going for a sophisticated viewing party, this elegant statuette will feel at home on your table. (via Twig & Thistle)
10. Glitter-Dipped Bottles: Glitter is always a welcome addition to any affair. Add some pizzazz to your drinks with these glitter-dipped bottles. Our super adaptable tutorial would work well for wine and Champagne glasses as well. (via Brit + Co.)
11. Gold Star Garland: Are your walls looking bare? Sparkle them up with this festive garland. (via Green Wedding Shoes)
12. Balloon Awards: The Oscar statuette is way overrated. Give awards to your guests with these festive balloons! (via Studio DIY)
13. Ticket Stub Backdrop: You can never have too many photo booth backdrop options. We couldn't resist sharing this fabulous ticket stub creation. (via Brooklyn Bride)
14. Film Reel Cupcakes: These tasty treats are perfect for those with a hankering for something sweet. (via Make Life Lovely)
15. Award Show Gift Printable: Make like the real thing and send all your guests home with a swag bag — these printable stickers are the perfect finishing touch. (via Elegance & Enchantment)
16. Oscars Bingo: Keep everyone focused on the ceremony no matter how long it drags on with these v. entertaining Bingo cards. (via Julie Blanner)
17. Awards Season Tablescape: For a swanky affair, set a stunning tablescape: Lots of gold and black silk are in order, and maybe some confetti. (via Pizzazzerie)
18. Oscars Viewing Cocktail: Keep the drink menu simple with a cocktail that you can make in batches. The gold sugar rim really drives the glam home! (via Blissfully Domestic)
19. Printable Temporary Tattoos: Add these to your gift bags, or stick 'em on your guests as they arrive! (via Squirelly Minds)
20. DIY Celeb Confetti: Little. Tiny. Celebrity. Faces. (via Sugar and Charm)
Planning your own red-carpet viewing party? Make sure to 'Gram it and tag us @BritandCo!
(Additional reporting by Ariel Garneau and Theresa Gonzalez)
This article has been updated and was previously published in February 2018.