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DIY Oscar Party Balloon Awards

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Photos by Mary Costa

Just because you aren’t gracing the Oscar red carpet doesn’t mean you should miss out on the fun. This year, invite your friends over for a glamorous viewing of the Academy Awards and ask them to dress in their paparazzi-worthy best. Then, whip up these balloon awards for your favorite ensembles, manis, shoes and more! It’s almost as good as the real thing. Almost!



  • Balloon Time Helium Tank
  • White latex balloons
  • Scissors
  • Gold paint marker
  • Fishing line, ribbon or other trim
  • Mylar shreds/fringe curtain (cut up)
  • Mini Oscar statues (from a party supply store or Amazon)
DIY Oscar Party Balloon Awards Supplies


  1. Inflate balloons with the Balloon Time Helium Tank and tie with fishing line or other string.
  2. Use the paint marker to write various awards on the balloons. A few ideas include: Best Dressed, Best Hair, Best Duo, Best Mani, Best Shoes, Best Bling and Most Daring. Let dry completely.
  3. For an extra bit of metallic fun, grab a few strands of Mylar shreds (typically sold at party supply stores in the gift wrapping section) and pinch together. Tie with fishing line or other string, and then tie onto the balloon.
  4. Tie the other end of your string to a mini Oscar statue. Set them all on a table and get ready for your very own awards ceremony, after watching the real red carpet of course.
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Note: Adult supervision is required when using balloons. Please read all warnings and precautions on the Balloon Time carton.

Written by: Kelly (Lanza) Mindell

Kelly (Lanza) Mindell is the editor and founder of Studio DIY, where she's helping folks celebrate each and every moment, the DIY way. Kelly is an east-coast transplant living in Los Angeles. She's been a DIY-er since birth, an entrepreneur since age fifteen and a freelance blogger and crafter for the past five years. Her colorful, ready-to-party DIYs and ideas have been featured in Martha Stewart Living and Parenting Magazine, and on Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, HGTV and more.When she's not busy crafting for the holidays and the every day, you'll still find a hair bow in her hair and confetti on the ground.

Written by: Studio DIY

Studio DIY is a popular do-it-yourself website celebrating the holidays and the every day with original DIY ideas. Tens of thousands of readers come to Studio DIY each day to find fun, colorful projects for birthdays, holidays and every celebration in between. Studio DIY is thoughtfully crafted, curated and glittered in Los Angeles by owner, editor and all-around celebrator, Kelly (Lanza) Mindell.

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