I promise this will be the final post on my obsession that has become Oscar party. I had just as much fun planning as I did at the actual event. It was a great turnout with a dozen girls getting together to drink champagne, critique the dresses, and cheer on our favorite films. I will definitely be making this an annual thing!
It was so fun to set the mood for this. How often do you get to come through the VIP entrance (aka the front door LOL)…
and walk a red carpet?! I should have had a recording playing of people shouting "You look fabulous! Who are you wearing?!" ….next year! I'm also thinking some random paparazzi flashing bulbs would be funny.
I've always thought party games were kind of lame (unless of course they're drinking games!) but the bingo and ballot cards were taken very seriously! And the award goes to…
…Mary Tjeerdsma!!! Ahhh!
Lots of bubbly…
…and movie candy classics! There were also some pizzas to munch on, but I didn't manage to get any pics. As the RSVPs rolled in, I started to get a little nervous about so many people being able to see our modest 32-incher. Page to the rescue…he hooked up our bedroom television and we made it part of the tablescape!
Pizzas: I cheated and started with pre-made crusts. Number one had feta, olives, and tomatoes; number two had asparagus, prosciutto, and goat cheese; and number three had spinach and artichoke hearts.
I originally thought I'd pick up a classic popcorn combo from somewhere local, then decided why not try one of the zillion gourmet popcorn recipes I'm always finding online? In the end, I narrowed it to three different choices. I promise no more Oscar posts, but I am going to do a separate one on the popcorn recipes.
I thought about serving a signature cocktail, but decided to keep it simple (and self-serve) with champagne, supplemented with another movie classic, soda.
Rounding out the grub was the movie theatre candy buffet – gummi bears, sour patch kids, milk duds, and junior mints.
A success! Already thinking of ideas for next year in 2012….