Now, you're probably wondering where the heck the argyle comes in to this Oscar party. My living room has an argyle wall...yep...and it is amazing. And yes, it was a lot of work and I love my mom for doing it for me! My best friend loves it too and way back in the fall suggested that I have an argyle theme party. Once awards season started I had a light bulb moment. Why not combine the two? So I did :)
I threw myself into the planning of this party (if you recall from my post on Happy Ever After, I thought I might want to be a wedding planner so it shouldn't be a surprise that I love throwing parties). It was a small affair, partly because of space and partly because of available possible attendees, but I thought it was pretty damn perfect - though I suppose I'm biased. I sent out ballots to my girls, got all sorts of candy, and assembled wicked awesome swag bags. Observe these photos of the highlights of the night:
|My sister's Amazing Cake; Swag Bags and Candy; Score Cards for Dresses; Me with a "Fizztini"|
I did alright with my picks, but I'm annoyed I didn't trust my gut and pick The King's Speech to win Best Picture and Best Director. Oh well. In total I got 11 of the 24 right...not bad really. Haven't seen that one yet, but am looking forward to watching it eventually. Of the Best Picture nominees I had watched The Kids Are All Right, Inception, The Social Network, and Toy Story 3. All great films, and yes, I cried watching Toy Story 3 and I do not usually cry at movies! I'm also looking forward to watching Black Swan and, I think, 127 Hours. It might be painful at times but I think it'd be worth it to watch. What did you guys think of the winners? Pretty predictable, wasn't it? Thoughts on the hosts? I love Anne Hathaway and thought she was adorable as ever. James Franco didn't help too much, but he was probably very nervous. Bad call, I think, in having a nominated actor also be a presenter. I'm happy that Natalie Portman won best actress (and how cute was she, all pregnant and glowing?) and am beyond excited that Colin Firth won for best actor.
The adorable Hailee Steinfeld! How cute is this fourteen year old? Perfect age appropriate dress. We couldn't get over the sparkle, the headband, and the hairdo. So sweet.
Overall, we all had an awesome evening. I'm so glad I was finally able to have an Oscar party and that some of my best friends were able to enjoy it with me. Thanks for coming ladies! Next year we'll have a snazzy party :)