I'll be back tomorrow with party pictures, but I thought I'd share a post full of the food and table decor. I had so. much. fun. putting this night together. I loved brainstorming for the tabletop and thinking of simple and movie-centric bites.
I went with a black and gold theme with touches of white and regal purple. I think tulips are one of the most elegant flowers and was so lucky that my local Trader Joe's had bunches in purple, red, and white this weekend.
The Twig and Thistle ballots were a hit! My guests were so impressed. The fun and funky pencils were a birthday gift from my best friend and I thought their festive flair was just perfect for celebrating the Oscars.
The smoked mozzarella, prosciutto, and arugula pizza was a combo I thought up and hoped for the best in execution. I was so very excited that the flavors were spot on and not too salty at all (which I was afraid of). Jeff is a classic pepperoni kind of guy and didn't love my pizza tart, but the other guests did so, Whew!
You can't have movies without popcorn! My brother, Tim, is a air pop expert and was kind enough to take charge in the kernel department.
Jeff made up the cheese board. If you haven't tried Toscano with black pepper you are missing out! Buy some on your next grocery run, please. You will thank me.
Pardon my pun, but the icing on the cake was the icing on the sugar cookies. Royal icing is so easy to make and I love how it gleams. I topped the cookies with some Sugar in the Raw which just so happens to look like little golden sprinkles.
We can't forget a sparkling drink to toast Hollywood's big night. A champagne sangria with blueberries and blood oranges was the lightly sweet and refreshing cocktail we needed to fully enjoy our Oscar celebration, trophy or not!
I am so thankful to my guests for coming! I really couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable time. I hope your Oscar night was just as award worthy!