Showing posts with label Academy Award Party. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Academy Award Party. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


As some of you know, I have a lot going on in my life right now.  Our grandson, who was born on November 30th is still in the hospital three hours from our home.  He's getting better every day, but he will be hospitalized awhile longer.  When his parents are at the hospital with him, their daugthers (a 6 year old and a 9 year old) stay with us.  They are a joy, but they don't leave me with any time on my hands. That is my excuse for re-posting an old tablescape today. My apologies to those who might have seen it before. I am linking to Let's Dish Wednesday at Cuisine Kathleen and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch. 

My table this week is a REAL mixture! I have used gold chargers, paper plates, plastic food containers, popcorn, peanuts, and boxes of candy. I've mixed red and white with burgundy and gold. I've used very formal with very informal. Can you get any more mixed up than that? Probably not, but then you've probably already guessed that I am one mixed up lady! After that description, I'm sure you just can't wait to scroll down and see this tablescape.

Since the Academy Awards are coming up soon, I have partially recreated an Academy Award party we hosted one time. (I'm not going to tell you how long ago it was, because your jaw would hit your keyboard if you knew how long I had kept all of this stuff!)

This tablecloth is actually an old curtain panel that reminded me of the curtains hanging on each side of the screen in old movie theaters.

The "movie reels" formerly held rope lights that I bought for Christmas one year.

The plastic popcorn boxes contain a few sprigs of flowers that survived from my tablescape last week (I put a plastic bag around the flowers for filler and covered it with some popcorn)

As the guests arrived, they were each assigned a star's name, and their place card reflected the name of that star. Each of the female guests received a feather boa and each male guest received a bow tie to wear during dinner. Very large sunglasses were available for anyone who wanted to try to avoid the paparazzi.

Are you getting tired of seeing my old stand-by...the paper plate under a glass plate? (I really do have stacks of dishes, but none of them are movie-related) I couldn't find any movie themed paper plates , so I put a few movie stickers on white paper plates.

A plastic server (they served food in these at drive-in movie theaters) (yeah, I know, I'm telling my age again- I do NOT want any of you young people to leave a comment asking what a drive-in movie was).

Plastic hot dog servers hold the napkins, which have star napkin rings around them.

If you missed seeing all of the Valentine inspiration at my par-tay, be sure to check out the slide show here.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  laurie

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