I don’t know about you, but I’m dying to see The King’s Speech.
It happens to me every year: I get excited for the Oscars, but never because of the movies. I’m lucky if I’ve seen one or two of the top contenders – this year, I think Inception was about as far as I got (Daniel and I are infamous for never making it to the movie theater when planned).
We all know the real fun lies in the fashion, and the excuse to make a night out of watching it.
And making a night of it, for me, means putting together a fabulous menu of food and drinks. This year’s Oscar viewing party was casual and impromptu – on Saturday, we invited a favorite couple over for a night of Academy Awards and Knicks vs. Heat (yes, this game was a big one in the world of Daniel – and no, it didn’t get much air-time). For the menu, I came up with this mix of comfort/movie-watching food, each with its own glamorous twist. It’s perfect for the Oscars, but I think it would also be a great way to spice up your next Netflix night.
A Pizza Party for the Stars
Vanilla Sparkle Cupcakes
And because we can’t ignore the red carpet, I must give a shout-out to my front-runners of the night: Nicole Richie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, and Jennifer Lawrence. I also loved Scarlett Johansson, Halle Berry, Cate Blanchett, Michelle Williams, and Rhea Durham.
Did you do anything fun to celebrate Oscar night? Who was on your best-dressed list?