It’s my favorite time of year to watch television…Award Show Season!!! Since I can remember, watching the Oscars has always been a special night at our house. My mom has always been a movie buff (still is, she has seen every Best Picture nominee) and before I had children, I was right next to her in the theaters. I’ve attended a few Oscar themed parties over the years but none more memorable than the one I hosted with my old housemate and dear college friend, Dana.
This winter I was digging through a box of old letters when I found our invite from 2000. We did this party right. Not only were guests welcomed with a red carpet entry and served elegant drinks, food and buttered popcorn (presented in film canisters), but our invitations were sealed with a gold wax stamp (see actual wax above). We might have had more fun making the invites and planning the party than the actual event.
So as this Sunday night approaches, if you get the urge to whip out a few invites to watch the 84th Academy Awards, aka the hottest night on the tele, don’t hold back. Grab some glitter, a shiny pen and you’re golden baby. And don’t forget to print out a few nominee ballots ahead of time! Go Clooney.