Every year I look forward to watching the Academy Awards each February. I love the whole thing, from the pre-show to see what everyone is wearing to the actual award ceremony. I adore this glimpse into Hollywood. It reminds me of the days when I went to UCLA and every year my best friend was a seat filler at the awards. Her interning firm was in charge of tallying all the votes and keeping them under lock and key until show time.
Most years we invite folks over and throw a little party. I fill the dining table full of fun finger foods and pass out voting ballots. Everyone is expected to fill out their ballots with their winning predictions. This is what makes the party interactive and fun! This year, I decided to put together a centerpiece just perfect for the occasion. From the red roses that mimic the red carpet to the shiny golden statue rising from the center, I love that a little bit of the glitz and glam visits my dining table for the evening.
This floral craft came together very quickly. I purchased the vase at a discount store, the paper goods from Michaels’ craft store, and the roses from Trader Joe’s. Never underestimate their floral department. It is always well stocked and well priced. It’s actually my go to place for fresh flowers. This arrangement was under $25 and I think it is going to be the hit of the evening. I’ll probably give it to the person who’s voting ballot comes closest to the actual winners. That is, if I can part with it!
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