O S C A R S …
I get giddy just thinking about it. One of my favorite nights! This night definitely brings out my inner style diva. It is the defining night of the year : the ultimate dress, baubles, accessories, hair style, lip color choice, mani moment, the glitz and glam of the year.
The best part? My friends and I get to watch all the lady in Spanx and carb free for a week while we gorge on decadent snacks and macarons in our comfies and Uggs. Oh yes…and the movies are excellent too. Actually, The Reverent is on my top best movies to watch list…WOW that was amazing.
Want to throw a fun, GOLD glittery Oscar Red Carpet Viewing Party? Enjoy my Savvy tips for this year’s Red Carpet moments:
Great your guests with simple snacks. Use clear containers to showcase the goodies. Make it easy on yourself and grab some Pecan pralines and Cinnamon apple crisps. Also accommodate with bleu cheese stuffed olives, hummus and veggies with an elegant cracker of choice.
A special occasion deserves special treats. For the main grazing portion, serve mini chicken and waffles. Chic-fil-A [a popular southern chicken destination] now offers a 30 count chicken bowl for $10. Toast mini waffles and use a chalkboard flag to hold together. Write the names of the Oscar movie nominations on the tags for fun. Offer small sides of maple syrup as a sweet condiment. What else is on the menu? I am using this Apricot Brie slow cooker recipe, serving with apples & petite crisp rounds. In addition, another mini crock-pot will have spinach artichoke dip as another delicious filler. Decorate in style with mini Oscars [found at my local $1 store], gold nugget chatskis, chalkboard toothpicks and striped gold napkins found at Target. Chocolate covered Strawberries with edible drawn on gold tuxedos will be the ultimate finishing touch on their plate of gold [literally, the plate will of course be gold to match the theme].
For dessert, serve chocolate salted caramel brownies, Greek yogurt ice cream and drizzle gold glitter crystals on top. This year I am having salted caramel macarons made with painted gold on top to compliment the brownie and ice cream nicely. Thank you Jonathan from Caleb Cakes for designing this especially for my Oscar viewing party, he is so talented!
Sip in style with Pomegranate sparklers. Add 1 ounce of Real Pomegranite juice to Sparkling Iced Black Raspberry. Add a few pomegranate seeds if desired & top with gold striped themed straw from Target. Mildly wet the rim of the top of glass [I adore these gold striped milk inspired jar glasses from Target] and dip the tops into edible gold glitter crystals from Hobby Lobby. Gold coins above pictures form Target and gold OSCAR letters from Hobby Lobby.
Every host also needs to be elegantly groomed [disregard they will be in their comfy best] including a matching mani. Ask for a CND shellac mani with gold half moon glitter layered and sealed on top. Now we are officially OSCAR ready.