oscar party

The Oscars are next Sunday and while normal human beings don’t generally think about them a week in advance, this girl certainly does!

Specifically, I was thinking about all of the gorgeous blog posts that usually float around right about now giving us inspiration for magnificent Oscar parties. There are cutesy, themed hors d’oeuvres, elaborate tablescapes and fancy dress codes. At first they seem so gorgeous and glamorous that I tell myself I’m totally throwing one next year. I love a good tablescape.

But then I think about it. I don’t want to have to entertain a house full of people while I’m trying to ooooh and aaaaah and iiiiick at the red carpet lineup. In fact, I want total silence so I can give this very important task my full attention (well, aside from the occasional Twitter update and snarky text message).
Oscar party

Xhilaration fleece pullover, $19.99 / ban.do heart clip, $10 / Threshold sherpa throw, $19.99 / chocolate chip coconut popcorn via Family Fresh Cooking / UGG Dakota slipper, $99.95 / Xhilaration knit pajama pant, $12.99

No, no. My idea of the perfect Oscar party is what you see above. Forget the heels and elaborate updos. I’ll stick with fuzzy slippers and a top knot. To make myself feel a little extra festive, I’ll throw a sparkly clip into my messy hair.

I don’t need a well thought out lineup of bite-sized foods that force me to mingle when I’m really trying to listen for an acceptance speech that makes me cry. Chocolate coconut popcorn sounds pretty close to heaven to me and I wouldn’t even have to leave my couch to shovel more of it into my face.

This, right here, is Oscar night perfection.

Are you an elaborate party person or would you rather have a lazy Oscar party like mine?

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Written by Jennifer Garry

Jen is a freelance writer and girl mom from New York. When she’s not knee-deep in glittery crafts and girl talk, you can probably find her sprawled across her couch in the middle of a Netflix marathon with dark chocolate smeared on her face. The struggle is real.