The votes are in...

There were plenty of upsets and uncomfortable jokes to keep the night interesting. We all switched ballots to grade each other to make sure no one was cheating!

There were plenty of upsets and uncomfortable jokes to keep the night interesting. We all switched ballots to grade each other to make sure no one was cheating!

What a crazy long, politically-charged Oscar evening! Wow! Thank goodness we had drinks a plenty and savory snacks galore to help keep us happily buzzed and comfortably satiated throughout the four hours of Oscar drama! Plus a pretty backdrop for glamour shots at every commercial break! Everyone needs a red carpet moment!

Bite-sized snacks and savory treats were a plenty! I like putting out small bowls of pretzels, popcorn, nuts, and chocolates for people to easily grab and munch on while the show goes on (and on and on....)

Bite-sized snacks and savory treats were a plenty! I like putting out small bowls of pretzels, popcorn, nuts, and chocolates for people to easily grab and munch on while the show goes on (and on and on....)

Like most things in life, I always underestimate the amount of time it's going to take to get my place entertainment ready. This year was no different as I ran around 30 minutes before guests were set to arrive, Swiffer in hand and still in my sweatpants with only half my make-up done and half the appetizers complete. Despite the last minute stress, everything came out OK and the night was a lot of fun. At the shows end I think we were all in a daze, suddenly aware that it was 12:30 (way past our bedtimes!) and in shock over Spotlight taking Best Picture. I now have a lot of movie watching to do to catch up on all of the winners (and losers) from the evening.

An award-winning crew! Thanks to all of my fabulous guests for making this another memorable Oscar night!

An award-winning crew! Thanks to all of my fabulous guests for making this another memorable Oscar night!

I hope some of you were able to use our invites and ballots to host your own red carpet event!

Cheers!

-c.