And every year I have an Oscars viewing party. Which is really a great excuse to get dressed up, eat great food, and hang out with wonderful friends.
|Candy coated popcorn with dark chocolate drizzle and eatable gold stars confetti|
The Red Carpet
It wouldn't be the Oscars without a little fashion. And who doesn't feel special when walking down a red carpet and being greeted by paparazzi?
|Father Michael and Rosie looking ever so stylish|
|Rosie and her Sunday School teacher, Miss Britney|
|The Bussles with Oscar and Oscar|
|Miss Mary, one of our nominees for best dressed|
|Aunt Mae looking Fabulous|
|An awkward me|
|The 3 prettiest girls at the party|
|James and Alyssa looking darling together|
|James (Bond) and Evan|
The main event at any party is always to food and the same goes for our Oscars party. I think it's really fun to try to come up with a dish for each of the films nominated for Best Picture. Either something that was mentioned or eaten in the film, or something that represents the idea or culture of the film.
This year's menu was fantastic! We had:
Beef Bourginon - Amour
Pain Français - Les Misérables
Boca Negra Chocolate Cakes - Silver Linings Playbook
Fresh Guacamole with tortilla rounds - Fresh Guacamole short film
Fried apples - Lincoln
Maple Sugar Pie - Argo (Thank you Canada)
Potato Au Gratin - Django
Chocolate cupcakes with cherry on top - zero dark 30
Ladoo - Life of Pi
Kababs - Argo
Hush puppies, Fried Chicken and 'Slaw - Beasts of the Southern Wild
The Show and the Fun
|Gregory came dressed up as Mario!|
I'm not sure who was more happy and content here, Obi or Aunt Mae.
|Andrew and Alyssa both looking beautiful|
|Evan looking very cool|
"And the Oscar goes to..."
We all voted for Best Dress Actor, Best Dressed Actress and Best Movie Dish
Katie won our Oscar Best Dressed Actress. She did look fabulous.
The After Party
The show went really long, which I don't mind at all because I got to hang out with my wonderful friends and because it's only once a year. I just wish it would start a little earlier in the evening. Anyway, it was a long long show and everyone was very tired. But it was so fun to hang out with everyone and it was so fun to see the kids running around playing together.
We managed to kill a while bowl of Sherbet Punch in the course of the evening (which I really really glad about since I was sure I'd made too much) and while the wonderful Ginters cleaned up all the food before they left I left everything else out to be dealt with another day....
All in all it was a wonderful night and I'm already looking forward to next year's party. But first I need to finish cleaning up from this one.
I'd like to thank all my wonderful friends for coming and dressing up with me. The Ginters for all the amazing food you made... and then cleaned up. My wonderful Husband for cleaning and decorating the night before her had to leave for a work trip. And of course, I'd like the thank the Academy for making it all possible.