Monday, February 29, 2016

Oscar Viewing Party for Two

For those of you who don't know, my husband has a passion for acting. Even though he is not a big-time celebrity, he has done quite a bit of work regionally. So it shouldn't seem like a big surprise that the Oscars are a big event that he must watch every year. However, there is a catch... he doesn't like to watch it with a group of people, thus I can not have a viewing party. Since this is his passion I respect his decision and haven't ever tried to plan a party... until this year!

Last night, I hosted an Oscar Viewing Party... for just the 2 of us! Of course I still didn't try to have a big party but I wanted to have a viewing party for so long, so I finally did it just for my husband and I. Here are some of the highlights from our evening!

I dressed up our viewing area a little bit for this special occasion. The clapboard, feathers and crystals are actually items we used in our wedding d├ęcor. The clapboards came from Party City, the feathers from Fabulous Feathers, and the crystals from a dollar store.

This was a great opportunity for a nice steak dinner with twice baked potatoes and steamed broccoli to start off the evening. I’ve wanted to try a recipe for the twice baked potatoes and a new marinade for the steaks, and both turned out great. I'll post both of the recipes soon!
 What would a movie awards party be without popcorn? Not okay. So I made popcorn drizzled with dark chocolate and white chocolate for dessert and put them in these old-fashioned looking red-and-white striped containers. The containers were also used for our wedding gift bags but I had tons of extras. You can order them from Oriental Trading.
 I got these Oscar ballots on Moviefone and we each filled them out with our chosen winners...
 ...and the winner got their own version of an “Oscar” that I had lying around the house... the 2014 Best Oscar Guesser! Just for fun, I also made one for the 2014 Worst Oscar Guesser, since it was just the two of us, and found it funny that the gold star piece wouldn't stay in the base. I totally thought David would win because he's so good at this stuff, but I actually won this year!
 All in all – it was a perfect evening for two!


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