Hey guys! Sorry it’s a little later today than usual (oh work!) but here’s more Oscar Party pretty for you to enjoy! And just in time for lunch right? I hope you’re having something good!
And that it goes with the heaping side of sparkles I’m serving up:
Oh! And don’t you dare get overwhelmed thinking it’s too late to throw your own awesome party either! You’ve still got 4 days, which is plenty of time to ice the champagne and glue some glitter garlands together!
To make your own Glitter Garlands: Snag some glitter paper from your local craft store and use a coaster/cup/saucer to trace and cut out circles. Glue two circles back to back with a piece of string sandwiched in between (twine/ribbon whatever you’ve got) and repeat until your garland is the right length. Simple, sparkly, and shiny penny cheap.
Keep the crafts + cocktails simple. I stuck with a few glittery jewel tones, and used the same high-tech process for all crafts involved: slather _______ with regular ol’ white glue using a small paint brush, then douse in glitter. And repeat. Flags, Oscars and polka dots are mesmerizing when covered with glitter. Trust me. The 3 year old at the party couldn’t resist, and neither could us grown-ups!
And nothing is simpler than a champagne cocktail: a little lump of sugar, champagne and a dash of bitters. I adore this Lavender Spice Bitters from Greenbar Collective because it smells like heaven, tastes like Provence and makes me feel so fancy. And it’s organic. Awesome.
And finally, perhaps my favorite part of any Oscar party- the ballot!
Or more specifically, the voting. Yes, I’m competitive that way.
But since the ballots themselves are usually pretty boring, I knew we needed to spice (and sparkle) it up this year! I asked Rachel of Lupa & Pepi to come up with something special, and she created these amazing little ballot books. I want to eat them up they’re so deliciously cute.
And because I love you guys, they’ll be available to download a little later today!
Might I recommend you print out a pile and go glitter crazy while
mocking admiring the red carpet?
That’s what I’ll be doing for sure! Both the mocking and the admiring.
Have a great day guys! And do tell who you’ll be waving your (glitter) flag for this year!
The Artist? My Week with Marilyn? The Muppets?
Photographs: Heidi Ryder/ Event Design+Styling: Glitter & Ganache/ Invitation + Ballots: Lupa & Pepi/ Models: Dana/Hunter of Broke Ass Bride, Lisa/Ivan (my sis/bro in law) of Squeeky Knees and my fellow HP fan(atic) Unchin Lee. Thanks everyone!