Need some Oscar party ideas? Look no further than this budget-friendly list of supplies and decorations.

By Sarah Yang
Updated February 26, 2018
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While you’re watching the stars get their awards, why not give some trophies to your guests, too? You can do one for Best Dressed, the winner of the Oscar ballot predictions, and even one for Best Potluck Dish. To buy: $8; amazon.com.
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Pop the popcorn, pour the bubbly, and place your bets, it’s time to watch Hollywood’s biggest night. The Academy Awards are this weekend and if you’re having friends over on Sunday night, then there are plenty of Oscar party ideas to consider. Will it be a totally glam affair with a red carpet? Or will the theme pay homage to all the nominees this year? Whether you’re rooting for Lady Bird or Call Me By Your Name, we’ve rounded up budget-friendly Oscar party decorations to help make planning easier. These Oscar party ideas are all under $15—and you can get them in time for the big show (some in two days or less).

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Gold Award Trophies

While you’re watching the stars get their awards, why not give some trophies to your guests, too? You can do one for Best Dressed, the winner of the Oscar ballot predictions, and even one for Best Potluck Dish.

To buy: $8; amazon.com.

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Paper Movie Night Photo Stick Props

What’s a Hollywood party without the paparazzi (or a photobooth at least)? Your guests will have fun taking photos with these movie-themed props—some of them might even be Instagram or Facebook-worthy, too.

To buy: $13; amazon.com.

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Striped Paper Popcorn Boxes

Have your guests help themselves to the snack bar or candy station with these popcorn boxes. Or, use them as party favor boxes and stick some sweet treats inside to send your guests off at the end of the night.

To buy: $9; amazon.com.

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Mini Star Cutouts

These stars are versatile—stick them on the walls or the floors, or use them as place settings (just write your guest’s names on each one). Now everyone can get his or her star on the Walk of Fame.

To buy: $7; amazon.com.

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Gold Paper Napkins

Clean up any spills or stains in style. These paper napkins are dotted with shiny rose gold stars. Place them on the buffet table or bar area so guests can help themselves.

To buy: $13; amazon.com.

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Foil Fringe Curtain Photo Booth Backdrop

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Tossware Flutes

It’s time to toast the winners (and hopefully your winning Oscar ballot). If you don’t feel like taking out your special champagne flutes for the occasion, these recyclable stemless flutes will do the trick.

To buy: $11; amazon.com.