This year saw the return of the Oscar Party in the G&D household! I hosted my first one in 2009, but took 2010 off since I was a sleep-deprived, lactating, showerless mess still recovering from being sliced hip to hip. Pretty glamorous, right?
When my friend Jill brought up the idea of having another Oscar Party this year, I was all for it but suggested one little twist: “How about instead of getting all glammed up we just wear our pajamas? It’ll be like an Oscar slumber party!” I enthusiastically persuaded.
That idea went over about as well as James Franco reading cue cards.
“Um…no,” Jill replied matter-of-factly, “getting dressed up is what the Oscar Party is all about!”
She was right. So I rolled out the red carpet for the second time, chilled the wine and champagne, and the party was on!
You can’t have an Oscar Party without a candy buffet! I covered our kitchen table with leftover fabric from our “red carpet,” topped it with an oval mirror, and then loaded some movie theatre candy favorites (gummi bears, M&Ms, Sour Patch Kids, and Junior Mints) in martini glasses. A bowl of homemade caramel corn in the center and a vase full of Twizzlers rounded out the candy lineup.
The night ended early now that we’re all moms with 9 o’clock bedtimes, and I sent guests home with “Oscar goodie bags” filled with microwave popcorn and leftover candy:
It was such a fun night! I really wish we had taken a group photo, but I forgot. We’ll be sure to get one next year!