Monday, February 21, 2011

Oscar Party Inspiration

With the 83rd Academy Awards on February 27th I have been on the hunt to create the perfect Oscar Party. In the midst of buying gold confetti, developing the perfect champagne cocktail and sending off chic Paperless Post invites I came across this fabulous article from the New York Post and found a little extra inspiration...

Enjoy (oh, and be sure to check out for all of this years official oscar information):

As the force behind the popular New York City food and entertaining blog Sunday Suppers, Karen Mordechai knows a thing or two about achieving the perfect dinner-party atmosphere: Create a vision and then execute it flawlessly. Add a dash of relaxed humor and a stellar guest list, and you're good to go. For the Oscar extravaganza she created for Page Six Magazine, Karen was inspired by old-school Hollywood glamour. "I liked the idea of getting dressed up and experiencing a little of that red-carpet glitz yourself," she continues, "not just watching the awards show with a bowl of popcorn."

"I don't really like to use the word theme," says the hostess, who nonetheless always starts with a concept, whether it be "a dreamy French candlelit evening, a rustic waterfront picnic or an airy and beautiful brunch." This time, says Karen, "I had a vision of a pink-and-gold kind of fantasy evening. I start with how I want the party to make me feel."

It's all in the details—pink linen napkins, personalized notes, even pink sea salt!

From start to end, her events have the feel of a one-of-a-kind celebration, filled with charming, unexpected marks of whimsy that let you relish the special occasion. With a quirky display of vintage theater tickets, Karen evokes the thrill of going to an old-fashioned cinema with big red velvet curtains and a gilded marble lobby. It's more silver-screen dream than summer blockbuster. Her customized Oscar chocolates come from Chocolate Editions by Mary & Matt. The Brooklyn-based graphic designers emblazoned their strawberry-flavored white-chocolate confections with the name "Oscar" for the party. Meanwhile, the handwritten place settings and thank-you notes (given with a sweet popcorn ball as a leaving gift) were artfully done by the talented calligrapher Anna Beckman.

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1 comment:

  1. I LOVE Sunday Supers. Always a beautiful setting and meal, and the concept of people coming together in community to eat. Perfect! The gold and baby pink is a dream.