Make your treats work double duty. When placed on a side table, these stunning sugar cookies can easily be table decorations — until they're all gone, that is. For an added design touch, Angie from Bakerella created small category signs so guests can pick which "award" they would most like to receive.
Get crafty with your centerpiece. For an award-winning table on a small budget, create your own Oscar statuette. Although it might look complicated, Kathleen from Twig & Thistle offers an easy-to-follow template that almost guarantees a solid end result. Experiment with the paper color and pattern for your own unique twist.
Don't go overboard with your theme. Although it's great to have hints of Hollywood, not every decoration needs to scream "Oscars." With a fun Oreo "cake" and white flowers, Kathleen from Twig & Thistle ensures that the elegant color scheme (and not the movie references) takes precedence.
Let your guests participate. Since this is, after all, an awards show, have your guests pick their favorites beforehand with a fun Oscar ballot (a printable version is available here). To turn it into a tabletop decoration, Kelly from Studio DIY packaged it nicely inside a clear and gold tube and added sequins for a little sparkle.
Dress up like the stars. Who says adults are too old to play dress-up? For a festive party twist, Janna, Joli and Kara from The Gossip at Girlfriend Galas suggest including fun accessories, such as sunglasses, hats, boas and crowns, to make sure everyone gets their red carpet moment. To capture the moments, use disposable cameras or rent a photo booth.
Think about your wall space. While the emphasis here is on food and tabletop decorations, adding some additional decor can help liven up the rest of the room. Keisha from Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams placed this festive color-coordinated banner above her treats table to help solidify her colorful party scheme.