The night of the Oscars is a night for glamor, for stardom, for movies and fun. Hosting an Oscar party is a great way to celebrate the night. Doing it with DIY crafts is a great way to keep the event within your budget.
Guessing the winner is a favorite pastime of Oscar-watchers of all types. Make your awards night party memorable with DIY vote ballots that allow guests to pick their winners. The official Oscars site has printable ballots with the nominee names and categories, so your guests can play along with the event as it plays out.
Make your vote ballots really pop by stuffing them in gold envelopes. Buy gold envelopes at a stationery store, or use glue and glitter to make your own sparking envelopes. Gold and Oscar night go together hand-in-glove, so guests will appreciate this detail.
Get cheap plastic jewelry and attach big, plastic gems with hot glue to create highly-embellished jewelry. Use rings like napkin holders or around candles to add a touch of bling to your table decor. Drape strings of “pearls” and gold necklaces around tables to dress them up, and bring glamor to every corner of the party.
Get top hats and line them with gold paper, or make your own top hats using card stock and black felt. Cut out a simple cylinder with the paper and use fabric glue to attach the felt. Cut out a circle, add more fabric, and place the cylinder in the center of the circle. Now you’ve got a top hat! Fill it with popcorn and other snacks to add fancy party containers to your snack table.
Guess the Star
Cut photos from old magazines or print them out online and attach them to index cards. During commercial breaks, play the “guess the star” trivia game with your guest. You can even give out awards to winners of the game at the end of the night. Make chocolate cupcakes and wrap them in gold foil to create little edible “trophies.”
Cut stars out on gold paper or foil, attach them to fishing line, and hang them from the ceiling. The glittering stars add the perfect detail to your glitzy, fancy Oscar party. Add more gold stars to tables and candles to continue the theme of the night.
With a few DIY tricks, it’s possible to craft an enjoyable Oscar night party that your guests will remember. Best of all, it won’t break your budget to celebrate the glamor of the night.