Monday, February 28, 2005

And the Oscar goes to ...

Last night we went to a really fun Academy Awards party hosted by our friends Tom and Christine (an annual tradition since 1990). One of the highlights is always the food, where everyone tries to bring something that represents one of the Academy Award-nominated films.

The Oscar Buffet. (02/27/05)

A few examples. For The Aviator, we had an airplane-shaped cake (handmade by Tom's mother). For Shrek 2, we had Shrek 2 candy. For Supersize Me, we had McDonald's fries (which were only good for about 23 minutes). For Hotel Rwanda, we had "Tutsi" Rolls. And for Ray, we had hot wings!

The Aviator cake, Sideways wine and Lemony Snicket bars. (02/27/05)

For Sideways, we brough 4 bottles of Pinot Noir wine (all from central California vinyards, of course). While our friend Laura made lemon bars for Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.

The Million Dollar Baby filling station. (02/27/05)

My favorite area was the Million Dollar Baby table, where we had 100 Grand bars, Sugar Babies and PUNCH! Tom tried finding Peter Pan peanut butter for Finding Neverland, but wasn't able to track any down (do they even make it anymore?). Needless to say, we all had a great time.


Loren said...

I'm thinking of a 3 letter word that I just want to exclaim here, but I'll just leave you with "I'm glad you had a good time. Sounds like great fun!" And, Cate Blanchett looked fabulous in her buttercream dress and burgundy belt and purse (, you have a 3 letter word for me).

PS - did you know I have a blog as well at

Butterfly Queen said...

Where's the food for ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND? Not sure what you'd bring...something utterly depressing and boring, perhaps...