20 DIY Oscars Party Ideas for Kids
It’s time for the Oscars, and these DIY Oscars party ideas are just what you need to throw an amazing awards night bash – for kids and adults!
We’re heading into March and if you’re a movie buff, you know what that means – awards season!
Yes, March is Academy Awards Month, with the 95th Academy Awards scheduled to be held on the 13th of March 2023. Isn’t it amazing that it’s been almost a century since the golden man began to be such a coveted award?
Well, we’ve decided to celebrate this awards night with a special Oscars party, for kids – and adults! And since we’re all about getting artsy craftsy, we think a DIY Oscars party is in order!
How to organize a DIY Oscars party:
- Invitations: Don’t just call people up or send e-invitations – go all out with some beautiful handmade invites!
- Decor: Keep the decor simple, and stick to black, gold and red colors – definitely have a red carpet!
- Activities: You could, of course, host the party on the night of the ceremony and watch it live, or have it some other day and play some popular Oscar-winning movies
- Food: Let the food be non-fussy and bite-sized, think meatballs, mini cakes, Bruschetta, dessert shots
Okay, now let’s look at some DIY Oscars party ideas to host the best awards night bash ever!
20 DIY Oscars Party Ideas for Kids
1. Oscar Party Invitations Printable
An Oscar party needs a proper invitation, and While they Snooze has some beautiful printables we can use! The Oscars are one of the prestigious EGOT awards – the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. Of these, the Oscars are the oldest, since it began in 1929.
2. VIP Pass Invitations
Do you want to make the guests at your Oscars party feel special? Well, the best way is by giving them a special, exclusive VIP pass! The best part is that they’re super easy to make, just get the printable from Make Life Lovely.
3. Envelope Ribbon Pins
You’ve got the invites ready, but don’t just hand them out as is – put them in a gorgeous envelope decorated with these adorable ribbon pins from Lonny!
4. Printable Oscars Party Table Sign
Welcome your guests in style with a drinks table featuring a fun party printable from Atta Girl Says! It does give us ‘Beauty and the Beast’ vibes – maybe because Walt Disney has won the most Oscars ever!
5. Printable Oscar Posters
If you ever won the Oscar, what would you say in your speech? Well, this fun poster from And We Play should give you a starting point! In 1943, Greer Garson’s award speech went on for too long, extending the ceremony till 1:00 A.M.! Since then, there’s been a 45-second limit on speeches at the award ceremony.
6. Oscar Party Photo Booth
We’re talking of DIY Oscars party ideas, so there has to be a red carpet involved! Take inspiration from Giggles Galore to set up some props for your own red carpet-entry. Did you know that the real Academy Awards red carpet is 500 feet long? It is covered in protective plastic to keep it safe till the actual event.
7. DIY Kid Microphones
Once your red carpet is ready and your guests are sashaying down it, you’re sure to have a few reporters on the side, asking for details about what they’re wearing! Rain on a Tin Roof tells us how to make some cute microphones for the budding reporters on your guest list!
8. DIY Oscar Paper Statue
If you’re looking for DIY Oscars party ideas regarding decor, look no further than this DIY Oscar statuette from Lia Griffith. The real Oscar awards are quite heavy, weighing 8.5 pounds. They are made of solid bronze and plated in 24-karat gold, costing a whopping $500 per award!
9. Oscar Awards Bingo
For party games, this Bingo printable from BHG should be perfect to learn some fun Oscars trivia! For instance, the youngest Oscar winner is Tatum O’Neal, winning Best Supporting Actress at 10 years old, and the oldest is Anthony Hopkins, who won Best Actor at 83 years old.
10. Tuxedo Party Poppers
It’s not a party if there are no party poppers, and HWTM has the perfect tuxedo-themed ones for our DIY Oscars party! The dress code for the Oscars award ceremony is black tie, which means that men are required to wear suits or tuxedos, while women are required to wear formal gowns.
11. DIY Seating Cards
If you can find little mini Oscar statuettes, they would make the perfect seating card holders. If not, you can use little trophies, as The Glitter Guide has done. The real name for the Oscar award is the Academy Award of Merit, but when Academy librarian Margaret Herrick said that it looked like her uncle Oscar, the name stuck!
12. Oscar Party Cupcake Toppers
Since we’re talking about a DIY Oscars party for kids, cupcakes are a must-have, and Crafting Chicks shows us the perfect way to decorate them! The top hats have a vintage look, and remind us of Bernard Shaw, the first person to win both an Academy Award along with a Nobel Prize!
13. DIY Mini Drink Bow Ties
These bow ties from Celebrations at Home are an easy way to give your drinks a glam look – and you can certainly make them kid-friendly by using apple juice instead of bubbly!
14. Bow Tie Popcorn Cups
We love these adorable bow-tie popcorn cups from Windy City Dinner Fairy! Bow ties are mostly what the men wear at the Academy Awards, but the women go all out! Apparently, the most expensive dress at the Oscars was a Dior Couture dress worn by Jennifer Lawrence in 2013, which cost a whopping $4 million!!
15. Gold Star Appetizer Picks
An Oscars party will be all about little bites and sips, in keeping with the overall elegant vibe! However, your appetizers don’t have to be boring, you can take them up a notch using these cute sticks from Sprinkle Some Fun!
16. Glitter Straws
Why should only your appetizers look good – your drinks should be glam as well! The Glitter Guide shows us how to spice up plain straws by adding some glitter elements to them.
17. Tuxedo Style Cheese Wedges
These adorable tuxedo wedges from Cute Food for Kids are perfect for a DIY Oscars party for kids! Did you know that the Oscars ceremony has been delayed thrice – due to flooding in 1938, Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in 1968, and an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan in 1981.
18. Film Reel Ice Cream Sandwiches
We love these ice cream sandwiches in the form of movie reels from Hungry Happenings! It is a true celebration of cinema, which is more than just make-believe. One example of the Awards ceremony becoming the venue for a cause was in 1973 when Marlon Brando sent Native American rights activist Sacheen Littlefeather to refuse his award and talk about the bad treatment of Native American actors.
19. Pastry Cream Shooters
Sprinkle Bakes has a fun way to display pastry cream shooters that is fit for the stars! You can make the recipe more kid-friendly by getting rid of the alcohol and serving flavored cream instead.
20. Swag Bags
The Oscars aren’t just about the award statuettes – nominees in the best actor, actress, supporting actor, supporting actress, and director categories also get ‘swag bags’. You can make sure all the guests at your DIY Oscars party also get one each, with this tutorial from BHG! The swag bags are a big deal, with the 2022 version including gifts worth $137,000!
Most people are a little unsure about how to throw a fun Oscars bash, so we hope these DIY Oscars party ideas can help. You can make it as simple or as lavish as you like, but as long as you stick to the glamorous theme, you and your little guests should have a blast!
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