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And the Oscar Goes To... Throw an Oscar Party with these ideas and inspiration.

Out of all of the awards shows the Oscars are my favorite. I’m a little late posting this for last weekend’s Oscar viewing party, but now you’ll be all set for ideas when you throw an Oscar party in 2018 and beyond. Ha!

In all seriousness, these party ideas can be used for any film or Hollywood party you throw. So follow along for some fun and easy ideas to throw an Oscar themed party.

Throw an Oscar party full of glitz and glamour

The prestige, the elegance, the glamour… I dig it, which is why I decided to infuse my party with gold and black elements for a dramatic look. 

Oscar Party Table

Like all my party setups, I like to create a spectacular table scape that will wow guests when they enter. I love using my front console table for this because the front door opens right into it. 

Oscar Viewing Party

Oscar Party Decorations

While this might look like there is a lot going on, I actually kept it quite simple because I usually don’t have a ton of time to actually put it all together (though I do mull things over in my head for quite some time). Do you do the same?

Oscar Party Backdrop

I knew that I wanted a large party backdrop as I just love the look and so I had this printed at Staples as an Engineering Print.

Just recently I heard that Staples might be upgrading their printers and will no longer be able to print out engineering prints in this way (which technically it was never meant to be used for this purpose, but some crafters are pretty genius! I was pretty excited when I heard about this little trick from others!)

VistaPrint and vivxyprinting.com are great alternative options for poster printing.

Oscar Party Table Scape by Elva M Design Studio

I designed the backdrop based off of this Oscar Invitation available in my Etsy shop. 

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Oscar Party Invitation

Paper Fans

If you’ve been following along with my parties, you might know that I love to reuse party decorations. You can see these paper fans used in my Noon Years Eve Party. I got them from My Mind’s Eye and they definitely add the glitz and glamour I was going for with the gold foil and sparkle. Oscar Party Paper Fans on party table backdrop

 Oscar Party Signs and Other Decor Details

I found that Cinema ticket sign at Hobby Lobby, and the little Director’s Clapboard sign at Oriental Trading. I also picked up the star garland, hanging at the top of the backdrop, and the movie projector centerpiece, displayed on the bottom shelf of the console table, at Oriental Trading. I’m not sure how well the cardboard movie projector will save, it might be one of those one-time use items, but for a handful of dollars it makes for a very cute party decor item.

Oriental Trading has a ton of movie themed decoration items to choose from. 

Oscar Party Table

Oscar Party Projector from Oriental Trading

Oscar Party Tissue Tassel Bunting

The tissue tassel bunting is from the Target dollar spot during New Years. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the Oscar shape on gold glitter card stock. To attach the statues to the string on the bunting, I simply taped the back across the string. 

OMG, I love how these little statues turned out! I also made some tiny Oscar statue confetti that I threw around on the table. Oscar Party Tissue Tassel Bunting Collage

“And the Oscar Goes to” Cutout

I am still trying to get the hang of my Silhouette Cameo, but I’m so proud of this little cutout I put together. It would make for a great cake topper too. Using the same fonts as the backdrop, I welded the letters together in the Silhouette design software and cut it out on gold glitter card stock.

Oscar cutout with Silhouette Cameo

Oscar Party Food and Drink

I kept the food very simple for this event: Popcorn, cake pops, and champagne. I displayed the popcorn and champagne on my tiered tray, which I love using for events. 

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Oscar Party Tiered Stand with Popcorn and Champagne

These tuxedo popcorn boxes from Oriental Trading were perfectly regal for a night at the Oscars or any movie night themed party. I popped my own corn with kernels and it tasted very fresh and delicious. You could take this one step further by offering fun popcorn toppings.

Tuxedo Popcorn boxes from Oriental Trading

For the champagne, I created these little tags to hang on the mini champagne bottles. They had the following phrases:

  • “Best Dressed” 
  • “Saw all the movies”
  • “Saw none of the movies”
  • “Best Actor”
  • “Best Actress”

Throw and Oscar Party with these champagne tags

Champagne tags for Oscar Party


Oscar Party Cake Pops

This was my first attempt at making cake pops and I was a little nervous. I followed the recipe from Bakerella.com. I think the recipe and instructions worked well overall. I was hesitant with the frosting and actually used less than I probably should have.

Using the candy coating and dipping the cake balls in was the hardest part. I also didn’t get a styrofoam block to dry them on, so I just had them cake ball down instead. To top them off, I used Candyfetti by Sweets Indeed to top off the cake pop with a little bling. The mix I used was “Celebrate.” 

They were nowhere near perfect but I think they turned out pretty good. 

Throw an Oscar Party with Cakepops using Candyfetti from Sweets Indeed

Oscar Party Cakepops

Oscar Party Ballot

Finally, an Oscar party would not be complete without an awards ballot. I found this one from theeverygirl.com. I’m pretty certain they put one together every year, and this one matched my theme perfectly. 

Oscar Ballot from theeverygirl.com styled by Elva M Design Studio

Oscar Ballot from theeverygirl.com styled by Elva M Design Studio

Oscar Party Ballot and Tray

I hope you got some ideas from this to throw an Oscar party or film party yourself. I had a ton of fun styling this Oscar party and am already thinking about what I want to do next year. 



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Hi, I’m Meghan, party lover and designer at Elva M Design Studio. I’m a mom of three young boys and so passionate about celebrating all life has to offer. I love party planning and bringing people together, whether it’s for Champagne Friday, celebrating a new baby, a birthday, or just because! I hope you'll find some unique party ideas and printables to assist in planning your own celebrations.

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