How to Throw an Award-Worthy DIY Oscars Viewing Party

To watch one of the biggest nights on television, you obviously need to throw a top-notch party, amirite?

We realize this is no small task, so we rounded up a few Oscar-worthy ideas to help you throw the best 2017 Academy Awards bash you can possibly imagine.

Scroll through for snacks, drinks and dazzling décor!

1. Formal Invitations

It's not a proper party without a fancy invite. Create your invitations using THIS tutorial and there's no way people will be able to refuse attending. The tutorial even shares how to make your own voting ballots for you and the squad to pick winners amongst yourselves.

DIY Oscars invitiations

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2. Popcorn Tuxedo Cones

This fun popcorn tuxedo cone printout is just the perfect way to accessorize your snacks for the night. Not only will your popcorn look delicious and cozy, it's camera-ready, too. You can buy them HERE.

DIY popcorn tuxedo cones

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3. Glitter Star Cupcake Toppers

When we think of the Oscars, obviously the glitz and glamour come to mind. THESE cupcake toppers are simple, but they're also just what you need to top off any delicious treats you might make. They're low-key just as worthy of the stars on Hollywood Boulevard. ????

Glitter star cupcake toppers

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4. Oscars Party Candy Buffet

Let's be real, no party is complete without a candy bar. THIS isn't just any old candy bar, either. You'll need extra sparkly material for a backdrop or tablecloth—and voilà, you have a chic snackage area. Think of the three Gs (gold, glitter and glam) and there's no way you can go wrong with the decorations for this party.

Oscars party candy bar

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5. Film Reel Ice cream Sandwiches

Next up, we have dessert. Top off the night with THESE adorable film reel ice cream sandwiches. They require a little prep time and baking, but they're also a major dessert necessity for any Oscars viewing party.

Film reel ice cream sandwiches

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6. Bow Tie Party Glasses

Give your toasting glasses an extra formal look for the night using only felt, glue and mini rhinestones. THIS tutorial will guide you through the process.

DIY oscars glasses

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7. Paper Cut-Out Oscar Statues

No Academy Awards party is complete without an iconic Oscar statue in each of your hands. Make your very own using THESE instructions. You can even write and present your own speeches; go to town!

Cut out Oscar statue

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8. Star Garlands

Hang festive garlands like THESE around your living room to really get in the spirit of the night. Like we said, the three Gs will never fail you when it comes to this kind of party.

DIY star garlands

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9. Thumbtack

If you love to DIY but aren't always crazy about your results, we're with you. For these unfortunate cases, Thumbtack is a great solution. They'll hook you up with lifestyle and event professionals who can help you with your party planning endeavors. That way, you'll still get the Oscars party of your dreams, but without the hassle or fail!


If you're as stoked for Sunday as we are, be sure you get up to speed on the five films nominated for Best Animated Feature HERE.