Oscar Party Ideas: Starry Night

Steal these winning ideas for your Oscar party.

©Burcu Avsar, Prop Stylist: Victoria Petro Conroy

©Burcu Avsar, Prop Stylist: Victoria Petro Conroy

©Burcu Avsar, Prop Stylist: Victoria Petro Conroy

©Burcu Avsar, Prop Stylist: Victoria Petro Conroy

©Burcu Avsar, Prop Stylist: Victoria Petro Conroy

A Good Sign

Recreate the famous Hollywood sign (did you know it originally read hollywoodland?) with cupcakes and toothpick letters.

Nominee Napkin

Turn paper napkins into Oscar envelopes with a gold seal, red ribbon and some clever folding: Open the napkin and lay it flat; fold in the top two corners to form a triangle. Fold the bottom edge of the napkin up until it meets the base of the triangle, then fold the top triangle down and seal.

Star Treatment

Give glasses of champagne some glitz with star fruit. You don't even need to peel the fruit—just slice and garnish.

True Concessions

Set up a bar where guests can help themselves to jumbo packs of candy, old-fashioned sodas and mini bottles of bubbly before taking their seats on the sofa.

Box-Office Blooms

Hide flower vases inside theater-style popcorn boxes—the boxes typically cost a premium when there's popcorn inside, but you can buy empty ones in bulk on the cheap. Or swing by your local theater: Ask nicely and they might give you a few for free!

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