Who’s about to win over tons of adoring fans and get the party paparazzi buzzing? You, of course. Thanks to these 15 glitzy-glam ideas, you’ll win the award for throwing the best Oscar bash ever. From serving star-studded cupcakes to welcoming guests with sparkly garlands and glittery balloons, you’ll make all of your friends feel like Hollywood royalty, no red carpets or limos required.

1. Glittery Donuts: If there’s ever a time to go all out with the glamour and glitz, Oscar night is definitely it. Glazed donuts covered in edible gold glitter will help get your party off to a sparkling start. (via Gemini Photography Ontario)

Glittery Donuts

2. Star-Studded Toppers: Let star-studded DIY cupcake toppers add instant shine to your dessert display. You can even carry the look over to the bar by creating a set of star-tipped cocktail stirrers. (via Lindy Truter Photography)

Star Toppers

3. Vintage Toppers: Going for a different type of star-studded vibe? These vintage-inspired toppers, featuring classic pictures of Hollywood greats, are sure to dial up plenty of old-school drama. (via Hostess with the Mostess)

Vintage Toppers

4. Confetti Poppers: As fun to DIY as they are cute to look at, these tuxedoed confetti poppers are a swag-bag must. (via Kristi Murphy)

Confetti Poppers

5. Oscars Bingo Night: Make the show even more entertaining with a round of Bingo, marking squares with possible performances, winners and on-stage bloopers. (via Brit + Co)


6. Holly-Weenie Tuxedos: Take home the award for best-dressed dogs by wrapping yours in black and white tissue paper, then using red card stock to create a dapper set of bows. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

Tuxedo Hot Dogs

7. Glitter Heels: You may not be rocking million-dollar jewelry à la Hollywood’s leading ladies, but you can still look and feel like a star in your own pair of DIY glitter heels. (via Brit + Co)

Glitter Heels

8. Glittery Cake Pops: When in doubt, make some cake pops! Add gold star sprinkles on top for some extra sparkle. (via Brit + Co)


9. Black + Yellow Tablescape: And the Oscar for best tablescape goes to… this classy combo of yellow, black and white. We especially love the “Best Director” drink tag. (via Hostess with the Mostess)

Oscar Tablescape

10. Gold Confetti-Dipped Balloons: Confetti isn’t just for throwing anymore — use it to make these gorgeous gilded balloons. (via Studio DIY)

Gold Confetti Balloons

11. Oscar Statues + Centerpieces: Have an old Ken doll sitting around? Spray him gold to create an award-winning statue or centerpiece. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

Oscar Centerpiece

12. 24-Carat Champagne Cocktails: No Oscar party would be complete without bubbly. Our recipe calls for champagne, Goldschlager and raspberries, plus starry, glitter-rimmed glasses. (via Brit + Co)

Oscar Party Champagne

13. Black-Tie Cheese + Crackers: Give your VIPs a taste of the good life. These black-tie appetizers are simple to make using cheese wedges, olives and crackers. (via Cute Food For Kids)

Tuxedo Crackers

14. Popcorn Tubs: Add an extra “pop” of color to your snack bar by taping these free printables to paint buckets. (via Brit + Co)

Oscar Popcorn

15. Star Garland: Whether you use it for Hollywood’s biggest night or save it for one of the biggest days of your life, a star garland is always ultra-glam and ultra-fab. (via Green Wedding Shoes)

Star Garland

Are you hosting an Oscar party? Share your favorite show-stopping ideas below.