I know I’m a little late to the party in talking about an oscar party and the oscar fashions, but it just helps support the theme of this post – lazy! We love to host parties at our house but we all know it’s a lot of work! We really wanted to have people over for an oscar viewing party but wanted to do it cheap and easy. I can’t think of anyone that would disagree that a potluck is the easiest and laziest way to throw a party. You hardly even have to host, just open your front door and have plates available. We had a lot of fun; with popcorn, chocolates and drinks in the basement with the academy awards playing on the big screen and upstairs hosted the food and what was supposed to be the “quiet” watching area, but I think it ended up being much louder. My only request was that people bring their favourite dish and that could have been literally anything. I joked to my friend Hollie that she could bring pepperoni sticks and a 2 litre of coke! We also do winner predictions with $10 each contribution, this year I won the pot – but that wasn’t just good guessing I do a lot of research online before making my predictions!
I leave out the categories that no one really knows about, like shorts and foreigns and documentaries. Not that those aren’t worthy!!! They’re just not as out in popular culture. It was really a neck and neck race between myself and my step mom Jane, we are both pop culture junkies and super competitive, but I came out victorious!
My friend Erin and I did 2 cheese and 2 chocolate fondues as our contribution to the potluck. The cheese ones were a baked brie with apples and a swiss cheese and champagne (seemed fitting for an oscar party), the chocolate ones were a coffee toblerone and white chocolate marshmallow with walnuts (that one was pretty much made up on the fly, after some serious trial and error). We put three of them in crock pots, they had to mostly be heated up on the stove to get the cheese melty enough, but they lasted all night once they were transferred. So delicious!
The dippers! We also included a veggie tray for the dippers – really good with the swiss.
Baked brie, coffee toblerone, swiss cheese, and the white chocolate peeking out from the loan fondue pot!
People brought so many delicious things to this party! I had so many leftovers for the week (another major benefit to hosting a potluck!)
Hollie’s fancy pants charcuterie, Hollie is the ultimate Martha Stewart. Canada’s younger, hotter Martha.
Spinach dip, ham and cheese buns, cheese and cracker platter with fruits and veggies.
We had several crockpots plugged in all over the kitchen, the mac and cheese and my Dad’s delicious chili that I ate for three days after.
You have to have wine for an Academy Award party.
Filling up the plates, I went several rounds!
Part of the downstairs crew.
Now onto the fun part, the dresses.
My absolute best dressed without a doubt was Saoirse Ronan. The dress was amaze, so gorgeous and the colour! I die for it!
Close seconds were Charlize Theron in Dior (simplicity at it’s best) and Priyanka Chopra in Zuhair Murad (an edgier look that I thought was amazing on her).
Worst dressed – sorry to say because I adore Mindy Kaling but this Elizabeth Kennedy dress was not cutting it for me. Way too tight and completely bland in the front while carrying a giant tarp from the back! I know there were some dresses that were ten times more offensive then Mindy’s but I guess this was more my biggest disappointment because she usually takes a lot of fashion risks and kills it.
Close seconds – Kate Winslet in Ralph Lauren – WHY with this material!? What is it even? It makes her look large and she actually has a great figure. It’s basically a garbage bag that has been pinned into dress form, I hate it!
Reese Witherspoon in Oscar de la Renta; terrible material (is it taffeta?), bad fit and stupid additional material all over her breast and bum! She can do better!
Finally, the dress I can’t decide if I love it or hate it. I know I don’t like the belt but I think I like the colour and the ruffles – I really can’t decide on this one. Brie Larson in Gucci, I know I hate her hair.