Look out Vanity Fair–I’m pretty sure my first annual Oscar Party may have upstaged yours! No–I may not have had a Kate or Meryl, but I did have a Drew, Kristen, Beth, Jill, and Tappa! Got any Tappas in Hollywood? Ha! I didn’t think so. D: 1. Vanity Fair: 0.
The night kicked off with a little red carpet action greeting my guests at the front door–lovingly arranged by G while I tried to slap on some last minute makeup (thanks baby!). What I did have time to set up was my candy buffet of favorite movie theatre candy–complete with Junior Mints, Mike & Ikes, Gummi Bears, Twizzlers, Peanut M&Ms, and some homemade (eat your heart out Wolfgang Puck) caramel corn.
In addition to the red carpet roll-out and candy buffet, I thought it would be fun to have some Oscar Party games! The first one being an Oscar Ballot, with each guest taking their best guess at who was going to take home the golden boy. Here are the girls casting their votes before the show began!
Oh wait. That last one might’ve been just us.
Here’s sassy Drew kicking off the show, wearing her gorgeous wedding gown!
And since it was the Oscars, I decided to style my naturally straight hair super curly for the event!
My favorite part of Oscar Bingo (other than winning) was my tag line on the bottom of the page: “Second place is just first loser.” The game winners–both Jill (she won the Oscar Ballot and was the runner-up for Oscar Bingo–I didn’t think the host should take a prize) went home with prizes of DVDs of previous Oscar winning movies. And other guests went home with grab bags of candy. All-in-all we had a ton of laughs, zero wardrobe malfunctions, and lots of fun cheering on our Oscar favorites (and maybe cheering for some Oscar winner trips).
Here are all my gorgeous glamour girls–ready for their close-ups! From left to right: Drew, Sara (aka Tappa), Jill, Kristen, Beth, and me.