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Easy Oscar Themed Party Ideas

February 5, 2020 (Last updated February 16, 2023) · Nicole Triebe
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One of Hollywood’s Biggest nights is almost here, and I’m sharing a couple of easy Oscar themed party ideas to throw your own party worthy of a red carpet! 

Awards season is always a fun way to start off the new year, so why not celebrate with a party of your own at home? I’m partnering with Solo Cup to show you some easy ideas for an Oscar themed party for Oscar night that will make you feel like you’re getting the movie star treatment!  

What are some easy Oscar’s party decor ideas?

When I think of the Oscars, I think of black and gold!  That iconic Oscar statue is the first thing that came to mind when I was planning this party.   I love the black and gold color combo, so I went with that theme throughout my party.  I found this super cute tissue paper tassel banner on Amazon for just $10!  It took a little bit of assembly but it was totally worth it after seeing it hanging on my buffet table! This is perfect to use for a 40th birthday party, too!  Hang on to it for later!

I had a bunch of black platters around my house that I used for the food (think slate, black marble, etc). World Market always has slate platters for serving cheeses and other appetizers. I found a few online here and here. Gold or white platters would work as well for an oscar theme party!

Next up, my favorite part: the food!

What should I serve at my Oscar’s party?

I’m keeping things simple this year because life moves a little slower with a three-month-old!  I hosted some of Allison’s staff the other night and took some shortcuts that would work at any party!


Fancy finger foods are a must have at any Oscar viewing party! Check out these great ideas

Meatballs: These bacon wrapped meatballs are so fun to have on a serving platter with the forks as party picks! Perfect for your guests to pick up easily!  If you don’t have time to make your own, store-bought meatballs with some jarred Marinara sauce is just fine! Air fryer Bacon wrapped scallops or honey goat cheese balls would be perfect for this platter too!

Cheese and crackers: A timeless pairing! If you want to go all out and serve an incredible charcuterie board for your Oscar themed party, I won’t stop you! To add a festive touch to plain old meat and cheese, try cutting some of the cheese slices into stars for a Hollywood touch. You can do it freehand or use star cookie cutters. These little bites are a great way to snack while listening to all the Oscar nominees.

These vegan pigs in a blanket are the your vegan hot dogs taken up a notch! The cutest finger food and the black and golden color goes right along with this Oscar party color scheme and aesthetic! Perfect for any film buff!

These Phyllo Cup Appetizers are a classy twist on a cheeseball and crackers is the perfect bite for your guests

Crazy about crostini?

This classic tomato basil bruschetta is a hit at any award show!

If you haven’t roasted strawberries yet, throwing an oscar partys is the perfect excuse to try this roasted strawberry bruschetta!

This Honeyed Chorizo & Fig Crostini is a flavor pairing perfect for any dinner party!

This steak oscar crostini would win the gold statue in a heartbeat!


Planning on hosting a more formal dinner party? Serve these delicious salads as a start to the meal

Roasted beet and goat cheese salad

This panzanella salad is a show stopper with beautiful heirloom tomatoes and homemade croutons

Love lobster? Check out this lobster salad served right in the lobster shell!

Popcorn:  No Best Picture movie is complete without it! Create a popcorn bar with butter popcorn or a sweeter variety like this oreo popcorn! Make individual servings of the classic movie theater snack in Solo’s Eco-Forward 18 oz cup for your guests.  I found these adorable bow ties stickers on Amazon that just gave the cups an extra fancy touch, perfect for any Oscar themed party! You can even switch up popcorn flavors by adding truffle oil, toss in white chocolate, or just add a little grated parmesan cheese! Super simple additions that make it that much more fun.

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Candy Bar: The perfect sweet way to watch the them open up the final Oscar envelope! Fill either a 9 oz or 18 oz clear Solo cup to the brim with your favorite movie candies! Line them up in a row for the cutest candy bar you’ll ever see! Display peanut m&ms, Reeses pieces, or some fun black and gold Sixlets!

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Chocolate brownie dessert hummus is chocolate, chickpea-based dip that is a great party snack.

These Cherry Cheesecake macarons are light and delicious and always a great idea!

No Oscar themed party is complete without some Oscar Party games! Check out this fun Oscar bingo! Don’t forget to cast your own vote! PureWow has the 2020 list of nominees for a printable oscar ballot for your Oscar themed party guests too!

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Happy Oscar party Night!

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