Oscar Awards Party with Orville Redenbacher’s (and a giveaway!)

Did you tune into the Oscar Awards this Sunday night? While I generally always watch the big show, I’ve never actually had a full-on Oscar party. Until this year! Orville Redenbacher’s asked me and Chels if we wanted to have some friends over to enjoy the Oscars, popcorn, and lots of other fun stuff. We obviously jumped at the idea! Or should I say we got popping? Sorry, that was lame πŸ™‚

The party was meant for watching the Oscars and celebrating the new Orville Redenbacher’s Pop Up Bowls. We were psyched to receive tons of these bowls in the mail to share with all our guests.


Of course, we prepared plenty of other treats to go along with the popcorn.

When each guest walked in, we made sure they received the signature champagne grapefruit cocktail that we made:


And we set our table with tons of appetizers:


Including homemade soft pretzels with a honey mustard dipping sauce:


A lovely taco dip:


Our own bacon caramel popcorn:


And, of course, a cheese plate. It wouldn’t be a WANM party without a cheese plate! Or bacon popcorn πŸ˜‰


And don’t forget the wine!


We had all our guests walk down the grand red carpet:

Becca of @BeccaJane and Girls’ Pint Out:


Ryan of @OhRyanKelley and Jen of @IAmJDanger:

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Steven of @Folkinz:


Erin and Mike:


Katie and Libby:


Janel of @DietitianJanel and Aaron of @AaronMFunk:


Beth and Adam:


And, of course, us!


(I just realized that Chris was sadly not snapped on the red carpet… Despite the fact that he not only attended our party, but he played a huge part in making it happen, i.e. running our last-minute errands for us while we got things ready at the apartment).

After snaking on the appetizers for a bit, we brought out buffalo chicken mac and cheese:


And some delicious vegetarian chili with sweet potatoes.

And for dessert, popcorn cupcakes!


We also had beer cookies (that I’ll be posting about soon!) and these amazing salted chocolate clementines that Janel brought. Perfect little bites of sweet and savory.


While chowing down, we sat down to watch the big show. I have to say, it was so awesome to be watching the Oscars surrounded by so many friends. In addition to watching the show and eating, many of us were also tweeting away. If you use Twitter then you know how much fun it is when there’s an awards show going on!

We made sure to have plenty of movie theater candy for the show:


And feasted on lots of Orville Redenbacher’s Pop Up Bowl popcorn! The newly designed “bag” is actually… a bowl, which makes sharing and enjoying your popcorn a whole lot easier. And, who are we kidding, it saves you the hassle of doing an extra dish! Perfect for entertaining!


Orville Redenbacher’s also provided us with an Oscar’s Bingo game. It had us seriously paying attention to the show- and cheering for someone to fall, cry, make a political joke, thank God (which no one did!) etc.

Ryan and Jen’s winning Bingo card. One of the squares was “Woman wearing a Tux” so thank goodness Anne Hathaway put that tux on:


More shots of all our guests! We were going to have a formal “red carpet” dress code, but decided against it in favor for Sunday evening comfort.



And we loved that we brought together so many different groups of our friends. We met Becca through blogging years ago (before WANM even existed!) and Steven through Tumblr almost 3 years ago.


We met Janel through blogging, but it turns out my brother-in-law is in business school with her fiance, Aaron. And we have a ton of random connections!


And I still love the fact that my sister and brother-in-law live right down the street from me and Chris.


Of course, we’ve known Libby since elementary school πŸ™‚


As our guests were leaving, we presented them with a fantastic gift bag:


Featuring a beautiful stainless steel bar tool set and drink mix from Crate and Barrel, a cocktail-making book, Red Box coupon, popcorn cup, and an Orville Redenbacher’s Pop Up Bowl! I totally miss the days of goody-bags at parties, so this part was fun.


As the show winded down, things got a little wild and the Oscar “after party” ensued:


We had a bit too much fun with the little Oscar statue and director’s board πŸ™‚


Steven was our guest who saw ALL the movies up for Best Picture and guessed almost every category correctly on the ballot. He is a movie-watching genius! It’s so fun to watch awards shows with people who are really into it and knowledgeable, too!


And then Chels and I had one of our typical photo shoots with our Pop Up Bowls.


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We had such an awesome Oscar party and have to give HUGE thanks to Orville Redenbacher’s for sponsoring this for us. They did so much for us and helped us to have a delightful evening with some of our favorite people. And we can’t thank them enough! And you have to admit, the Pop Up Bowls are pretty awesome.

Orville Redenbacher’s Oscar Award Giveaway!

We really wish you could have come to our Oscar watching party. Luckily, Orville Redenbacher’s is giving one of our readers their own Oscar Award swag bag! The Land’s End tote bag will include lots of fun stuff for making cocktails and getting red carpet glamorous. Oh, and a $100 American Express card to boot. Β Plus, plenty of Orville Redenbacher’s Pop Up Bowls πŸ™‚ You definitely don’t want to miss this one!

To win the swag bag, just comment on this post about what your favorite Oscar Awards moment was. If you didn’t watch, tell us why not. And be sure to tweet about this giveaway (using #Orville) for an extra entry! And for a third entry, become a fan of Orville on Facebook to keep updated on all things popcorn! Make sure you comment to let us know you tweeted and fanned Orville!

Be sure to leave your comments by Friday, March 4th at 11:59 EST to enter! Good luck! πŸ™‚

[Sues and Chels]

Full disclosure: Orville Redenbacher’s provided us with absolutely everything we needed to throw our Oscar Awards party, including compensation for food, drinks, and more. As you know, we never blog about companies or products we don’t truly love no matter what they offer… so if you see it on WANM, you know we fully endorse it πŸ™‚

302 Responses to "Oscar Awards Party with Orville Redenbacher’s (and a giveaway!)"

  1. lacey says:

    I love this party idea and sorta wished that I was invited…. Sadly, I did not watch the Oscars due to a midterm and paper which were both due at the beginning of this week. Oh, well… next year for sure.

  2. i loved when the shorts award winner thanked his mom for doing crafts service. and melissa leo’s heartfelt emotion.

  3. Jessicaisbaking says:

    I watched bits and pieces and enjoyed Christian Bales acceptance speech!

  4. I wish I was at your party! I fell asleep early but before that I think Melissa Leo’s acceptance speech was my favorite moment.

  5. Erica says:

    What an awesome party! I think its so cute that y’all had a red carpet- and the food looks amazing! Especially the macaroni and cheese! I love the idea of these pop up bags. I’m a popcorn fanatic, so I really want to try them. I didn’t watch the actual Oscars…just the pretty dresses arriving πŸ˜‰ Award shows have WAY too many commercials

  6. Courtney L says:

    I have to admit my favorite part is the red carpet leadig up to the actual oscar show. I love seeing all the dresses! Your party looked awesome maybe if i went to something like that I would have watched the actual show!

  7. Simply Life says:

    oh my gosh, what a fun party! I didn’t want the oscars but my favorite “recap” was clips of all the fashion!

  8. Carol says:

    Love Natalie Portman

  9. Carol says:

    Orville facebook fan

  10. Gina says:

    My favorite part was the fashion! Cate Blanchett looked stunning and so did many others πŸ™‚

  11. Maggie says:

    My favorite moment was Tom Hooper’s speech after he won for best director. But I also thought Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake did a great job presenting.

  12. Shannon says:

    what a fabulous evening!! and umm, can i have some bacon popcorn please???

  13. Lisa says:

    Any moment with James Franco-most definitely my celebrity crush right now!

  14. Di says:

    Your party looks like a blast!

    Melissa Leo’s acceptance speech. She was just SO surprised and anytime someone drops an F-bomb on national television, I smile. πŸ˜‰

  15. Allison says:

    The preshow fashion!

  16. Elizabeth says:

    Natalie Portman’s acceptance speech!

  17. Elizabeth says:

    I love caramel popcorn in any form. Also love your red carpet. I want a red carpet just for kicks the next time I have people over.

  18. My fav part was when Ann and James switched outfits. I love a guy who can pull of Marilyn drag!

  19. Michelle says:

    What a great giveaway! I sadly missed the Oscars because I was recovering from a fantastic wedding weekend for two of my good friends!

  20. Jill says:

    Great giveaway! Pretty boring show, other than the red carpet, so probably Melissa Leo dropping an f-bomb during her speech! πŸ™‚

  21. kathy says:

    i love the pre-show most- but the movie montage was hilarious! i can’t wait to make the bacon caramel popcorn. loved your “red carpet”

  22. Carolyn says:

    Love it! I definitely needs to have an Oscar party next year!

  23. Stef says:

    My favorite part of the Oscars is always the clothes!

  24. Sarah W. says:

    My favorite moment is the red carpet – all of it!

  25. Jen says:

    Christian Bale “forgetting” his wife’s name during his acceptance speech! πŸ™‚

  26. Erin says:

    The party was so fun! My favorite part was Colin Firth winning Best Actor πŸ™‚

  27. kay says:

    that mac n cheese looks amazing! i loved the pre-show movie where anne hathaway and james franco dive into alec baldwin’s dreams.. hilarious!

  28. Christina says:

    Loved the fashion! Halle Berry’s dress – incredible!

  29. dani says:

    i can’t choose just one favorite part! i loved melissa leo’s acceptance, all the beautiful clothes, tom hanks, and even though he got an awful reviews afterward, i thought james franco was adorable as always!

  30. dani says:

    ps: i tweeted!

  31. brandi says:

    You guys have the most fun parties πŸ™‚ I LOVE watching the red carpet the best.

  32. Rachel says:

    WOW, you girls sure know how to throw a party! WOW, just WOW. I wish I was there. It looked like a blast – and the food looks absolutely delicious. Unfortunately I didn’t watch the Oscars because I was down in NH skiing with no cable. But I did have a fabulous time with my family catching up, playing board games and EATING as well hehe. I would be ECSTATIC to win this giveaway. I’m a sucker for popcorn and love Orville. Thanks for a fab giveaway ladies! -Rachel @Healthy_Chicks

  33. Rachel says:

    I also tweeted about @WeAreNotMartha and #Orvilla (@Healthy_Chicks) and fanned them on Facebook : )

  34. Wow, what a party. My favorite Oscar moment was Anne Hathaway singing. Man, she has PIPES!

  35. Julie Ryan says:

    Definitely Christian Bale’s acceptance speech. He totally deserved that Oscar.

  36. Tweeted (@acambridgestory)

  37. Valerie says:

    My favorite part of the Oscars is always watching the beginning when you get to see what everyone is wearing!

  38. jenna says:

    my fav part was when colin firth won the oscar… actually, it was any time the camera panned to his face. swoon.

  39. Valerie says:

    I also tweeted about the giveaway and fanned them on facebook!

  40. Beverly says:

    I didn’t watch the awards because I forgot about them. oh and I live under a rock. πŸ™‚

  41. tbella says:

    My favorite was Kirk Douglas! It’s amazing how well he’s doing after his stroke. My favorite non-telecast party moment (I’ve hosted an Oscar party every year since 2006, this year was Boston themed) were my guests quoting Charlie Sheenisms during commercials. Also, I boiled my first lobsters for the event, and even though I have minor cuts and bruises from all the cracking, the lobstah rolls were a big hit. #winning!

  42. Leslie N says:

    My favorite moment of the Oscars was when David Seidler said that his father always told him he would be a late bloomer. It reminded me that life can hold so much joy along the way.

  43. kimz says:

    Stars and fashion are fun, but hell if I didn’t shed a tear when the PS-22 chorus sang at the end. Easily my favorite part.

  44. Brie says:

    My favorite moment of the Oscars was watching Melissa Leo drop the “f” bomb on tv. I don’t think she even realized it came out of her mouth!

  45. Lindsay says:

    I didn’t watch it… I was tempted to DVR but was just iffy about it. I’m all about the reviews of winners and how people were dressed. Awards shows are usually too long for me. If I do watch, I DVR so I can fast forward when watching later.

  46. Beth says:

    I did not watch the Oscars because I had planned an “IceGiving” potluck for that afternoon. I invited my friends to bring a dish they’d never made before I invited them to the event so that they could recapture the holiday spirit where half the fun in planning what to make. I love looking forward to Christmas and Thanksgiving and planning the food, and after 857 snow storms wanted something to look forward to. After the potluck I had to do work for my online teaching job, so no Oscars for me this year!

  47. kimz says:

    Liked on Facebook? Check! Tweeted about it? Check check! How could I not?!

  48. Jackie says:

    I actually didn’t watch the awards – I was watching old episodes of Dexter on DVD πŸ™‚

  49. Lindsay says:

    Became a fan on Facebook too!! πŸ™‚

  50. Lacey Bean says:

    Ok – can I move to Boston and be your friend? Cause this party sounds like it was AMAZING! πŸ™‚

    Favorite Oscar moment? Probably Colin Firth’s speech. That man is just amazing.

    Also – Tweeted!! http://twitter.com/#!/LaceyBean/status/42965721159966720

    And just became a fan on FB!!! πŸ™‚

  51. Renee says:

    You girls look FIERCE!! My favorite Oscar moment was Kirk Douglas – what a cute old dude.

  52. Victoria says:

    I was so sad to miss The Oscars–I was in Florida for a long weekend with the fiance. I tried to keep up via Twitter though!

  53. Nora says:

    Love the photo shoot on the red carpet; so fun! My favorite Oscar Moment had to be Christian Bale’s speech an the way he mentioned his wife. Totally made me cry. (I’m a big softie apparently…)

  54. Ann says:

    I didn’t end up watching the Oscars. I usually can’t sit still through all the speeches and random categories anyway. That’s why Oscar parties are so much fun! I mostly care about the fashion, anyway πŸ™‚
    Will tweet as well- @athomeann

  55. Melissa says:

    How fun! My favorite moment was seeing Michelle Williams in the Chanel Couture dress I mentally picked out for her weeks ago. It was made for her!

  56. Angie says:

    My fave oscar moment was seeing Natalie Portman win best actress. She was great in Black Swan. πŸ™‚

  57. Stace says:

    I have to admit I was a little bored by the Oscars until Melissa Leo’s speech (hysterical) and PS22 (I cried!)

  58. Joanna says:

    So fun!

    I think my favorite part of the Oscars was the auto-tune montage of Harry Potter, Toy Story 3 and Twilight. And when Christian Bale started tearing up, my heart melted a little.

  59. Shannon says:

    Favorite moment was every time they showed Colin Firth in the audience! (naturally)

  60. Monica says:

    I was not able to watch the Oscars as I was working on my graduate accounting work. Your party looked so fun!

  61. Jen says:

    My favorite moment was actually during the preshow red carpet walk-I loved that when Mila Kunis was interviewed about Natalie Portman’s baby shower she did not comment. I think it’s great that she respect’s herself and other’s privacy.

  62. lin says:

    I was unable to watch the Oscars because our tv does not pick up regular tv and we don’t have cable! even if we had both things, i would have been unable because i was busy with my children’s night time routines but i was reading all the amusing tweets from my friends about it!

    I fanned orville and tweeted about it πŸ˜‰

  63. What a fun, fabulous party! Love your and Chels’s outfits too. Champagne grapefruit cocktail sounds awesome.

    My favorite Oscar moment was the Inception opening!

  64. Shannon says:

    When Billy Crystal graced the stage.

  65. Kelly says:

    My favorite Oscars moment was when The Kings Speech won best picture. Definitely the best movie.

  66. Kelly says:

    I tweeted the giveaway. (@cupcakekellys)

  67. Ang says:

    My favorite part was Kirk Douglas! Such a cute old man!

  68. Rachel says:

    I don’t watch the actual awards part of the show. For me its all about the fashion seeing all the glam dresses and not so glam dresses!

  69. Sonya says:

    Melissa Leo made me giggle.

  70. Karli says:

    Mmmm… popcorn. Sadly, I missed the Oscars. My college roomie and I were sitting in line at a fast food place (bad, yes, I know) and we saw the cutest kitten on the planet running through the parking lot. Since all things cute and cuddly make me psycho – I parked the car and proceeded to chase the kitten around the parking lot in an attempted rescue. That little bugger was fast! While I couldn’t catch him, he did manage to run under the door into the kitchen of the fast food joint we were at – so here’s hoping he either was brought home and loved by a staffer!

  71. rebeccaj says:

    Gosh, I sure am classy looking on Sunday nights.
    I LOVED Kirk Douglas. Such a sweet old man and hilarious!
    I also loved the WANM party. πŸ™‚

  72. Amy says:

    My favorite Oscar moment was when Trent Reznor won an Oscar for the score of The Social Network! Growing up listening to NIN, I never thought I would see a day when he would take home an Oscar. Very cool!

  73. Stephanie @ The Cookie Battle says:

    My favorite Oscar moment was during Christian Bale’s acceptance speech when he made fun of himself πŸ™‚ I know a lot of people think he’s a jerk but I kind of love him and that just cemented it for me πŸ™‚

  74. Cya says:

    Bacon and popcorn together? A “bag” of popcorn that turns into an easy-share “bowl” of popcorn? Love it! My favorite part of the Academy Awards ceremony was the fashion! I thought Natalie Portman’s lusciously draped purple dress was gorgeous and Jennifer Hudson’s tangerine-orange gown was beautifully constructed. Your party pics look like a ton of fun too.

  75. Jennie says:

    Your Oscar party looked like a lot of fun! My favorite part of the night was hearing David Seidler’s speech for The Kings Speech. Also – the director of The Kings Speech, Tom Hooper thanking his mother was quite touching as well. And Christian Bale getting a little emotional. And Natalie Portman too. Heck – I loved all of it!

  76. Daisy says:

    Oh gosh, i think my fave part (the moment we re-winded) was when James Franco rolled his eyes at the ending speech. hilarious. this party looks like so much fun! great job!

  77. Daisy says:

    I liked them on facebook!!!

  78. Daisy says:

    and i tweeted!!

  79. Lauren says:

    Loved Natalie Portman’s big win! She is a class act.

  80. betsy says:

    My favorite Oscar moment was Kirk Douglas!

  81. Eileen says:

    My favorite part was James Franco. Period. I love that guy!

  82. Courtney says:

    This was such a cute idea, maybe for the next one I’ll have a coll party hah! Thanks for sharing ladies πŸ™‚

  83. Courtney says:

    I liked on FB as well. yum popcorn!

  84. Monique says:

    You two sure do know how to host a party.
    I wanna party with you divas.
    I didnt watch the oscars… i never do. Because i always forget when its on. and why bother watching it halfway? right?

  85. Courtney says:

    I forgot to put my favorite moment! Sorry! I’m not sure, but I enjoyed seeing the shorts, I always forget about them until the award shows so I want to go watch some of them now!

  86. Courtney says:

    I also tweeted πŸ™‚

  87. Erin says:

    Such a great giveaway! Thanks!!

    I did not end up watching the Oscars. I’m a Golden Globes kind of girl, I guess. The Oscars are so formal and don’t supply the nominees with nearly enough booze to keep things interesting πŸ™‚

  88. Lara says:

    My favorite part was not during the official telecast – it was the Fashion Police special on E the next night! Joan Rivers is hilarious and I loved their take on this year’s Oscar Fashions!

  89. Lara says:

    And ‘fanned’ on FB. Thanks for a fun giveaway!

  90. Katrina says:

    I loved the guy from “The God of Love” saying, “I shoulda gotten a haircut.” :). I also loved Anne Hathaway in that tux – the song wasn’t my favorite, but that tux and the sky-high ponytail? Amazing.

  91. Jaime says:

    My favorite part was probably Christian Bale’s speech – surprising, considering how much I dislike the guy personally (he seems like a jerk).

  92. Manon says:

    I can’t stand watching the actual awards show……..but I can’t peel myself from the red carpet!

  93. Manon says:

    and facebooked πŸ™‚

  94. Kristin says:

    We didn’t watch because we gave up cable about a year ago. Painful at first, but not so much now. I do miss the special events, like the oscars and the super bowl though.

  95. Manon says:

    aaaand tweeted!

  96. nicole says:

    favorite part of oscars… it’s before the oscars. love the red carpet!

  97. Lisa says:

    I didn’t get to watch – i was at my daughter’s volleyball game πŸ™‚

  98. Di says:

    I think I loved the Red Carpet more than the show itself… so many pretty dresses!

  99. Molly says:

    What a fantastic post! I particularly loved the red carpet shots of all your friends and family! I too hosted an Oscar party and I have to say my favorite moment was Cate Blanchett saying she thought the nominated make up from “The Wolfman” was gross. Talk about going off the script!

  100. Maureen says:

    I thought Christian Bale absolutely deserved his Oscar, and his speech was great πŸ™‚

  101. Jessica says:

    I had two favorite moments! The first was the red carpet interview with the kids from PS22. Their story is just amazing, and you know that this was something that they will all remember for the rest of their lives.

    Moment number 2 was Melissa Leo dropping the F bomb. There are so many people who get up there, and their acceptance speech includes, “Wow… I’m just so stunned,” and you can tell it was scripted, or they’d been running the scenario through their heads at least 234643 times. Melissa, on the other hand, looked like the thought of winning didn’t cross her mind at all, and I LOVED that. So what if it was inappropriate? It was REAL!

  102. Jess says:

    I think my favorite part was the speech by the winner with the curly hair who commented that he should have gotten his hair cut. Sadly, I forget his name, but his whole speech was sweet and heartwarming and genuine.

  103. What a fun party!! My favorite moment was actually the intro video – I thought it was really clever and cute. I really don’t enjoy listening to the acceptance speeches πŸ™‚

  104. Kelly says:

    I actually liked the movie montage that the hosts did in the beginning – Anne Hathaway & James Franco were actually kind of funny. Normally I find the hosts cheesy, but I thought they did a good job this year. I also always enjoy the red carpet and think that Tim Gunn is the world’s most adorable commentator. I have to admit that while I watched most of it this year, my enthusiasm always wanes after the red carpet is over.

  105. Sarah says:

    I watched about 5 seconds of it before I fell asleep. I have a good excuse though- I ran a half marathon Sunday morning!

  106. Maureen says:

    Sounds like you had a fantastic time! We watched the Oscars this year and while the event was not as much fun as they have been in the past, I thoroughly enjoyed the red carpet! I love to see what they’re wearing and how much their jewels cost! πŸ™‚

  107. Naomi says:

    I really loved Natalie Portman’s acceptance speech. I loved her dress too! Looks like an awesome party, ladies! πŸ™‚

  108. Megan says:

    My favorite Oscar moment was when James Franco looked totally stoned. So…I guess that was not really a moment, but the entire show. Great party!

  109. Kerry says:

    Looks like a pretty stinking spectacular Oscars Party! I completely forgot that it was the Oscars, so I missed it πŸ™

  110. Ryan says:

    My favorite part is definitely the fashion!

  111. Nicole D says:

    I wish I could have watched the Oscar party – I didn’t bring my tv with me when I moved, but I loved some of the movies that I heard were up for best picture! So that’s fun!

  112. Nicole D says:

    also, I tweeted your giveaway!

  113. Beth G says:

    I loved the kid from NYU who won and said he really should’ve gotten a haircut..and that his mom did craft services. He was just so genuine and sweet.

  114. Erin says:

    The fashion! πŸ™‚

  115. Man, that looks like such an amazing party! Buffalo mac and cheese, popcorn cupcakes? Awesomeness.
    I didn’t watch this year because we don’t have cable and I just didn’t feel like going out after a long week (and a busy weekend). Fantastic giveaway!

  116. Lynn says:

    What a totally fun party! I love the red carpet walk. And bacon popcorn? Yes, please! I didn’t watch the Oscars, because I wasn’t that interested in it, but I would have if I’d been invited to such a fabulous party!

  117. susitravl says:

    Seeing Hailee Steinfeld on the Red Carpet – she was so excited and happy and looked gorgeous!!

  118. susitravl says:

    Like Orville on FB (SusanB)

  119. Staci A says:

    Your party looks like a hit! I completely missed them because hubby was watching a movie and it just slipped my mind. Oops!

  120. I sadly missed out on watching the opscars because we were on our way back to san fran from a weekend of snowboarding in lake tahoe!

  121. Sarah663 says:

    I liked the kids choir on the red carpet and at the end! What a neat story!

  122. katelin says:

    ohmygoodness your party was so cute!! love all of the treats and the red carpet and bingo (i so have to remember that for next year), love it all.

    as for my favorite moment, i’d have to say the autotuned songs. i laughed so hard and the twilight shout out of course made my twinerd heart happy.

  123. Ellen Renee says:

    I enjoyed the way Kirk Douglas made the ladies wait and wait to find out who won and the PS22 Chorus singing at the end – both heartwarming.

  124. Abby says:

    Great party!! I loved Colin Firth’s speech, I just wished he would have danced around the stage. Being a Speech Pathologist, I really appreciated his portrayal of a stutterer in the King’s Speech…so glad it won!

  125. My favorite part was seeing Mila Kunis’s dress. I thought it was the perfect outfit!! (Love your party! Looks like so much fun.)

  126. Desiree says:

    this looks like A BLAST!!! I’m so sorry I missed it:) currently drooling over all the pop corn pics! yummo!!

  127. joan says:

    Kirk Douglas flirting! He has had an awesome career.

  128. Lesa says:

    My favorite part is the red carpet coverage leading up to the actual Oscars. I enjoy making my own critiques and then comparing them to the “professionals” the next day on the news. I do enjoy watching how Natalie Portman’s fiance continues to be such a gentleman everytime she is honored, and she reciprocates by thanking him in each acceptance speech.

  129. Ashley G. says:

    James Franco in a dress was pretty hard to beat…but I also adored The King’s Speech so I’m glad it won big πŸ™‚

  130. delia says:

    I loved seeing all the pretty dresses. Anne Hathaway was a trooper with all those dress changes!

  131. Judith says:

    I only tuned in for Melissa Leo’s F-bomb! I am also wondering why my Oscar Party invite got lost in the mail! What an awesome, awesome post!!!!!!!!!!

  132. Chris says:

    I didn’t catch the whole show, but for some reason, one of my favorite exchanges was between Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law. Can’t wait for Sherlock Holmes 2! Loved your Red Carpet event and have been meaning to try a version of Buffalo Chicken Baked Mac and Cheese, so thanks for the reminder! It always makes me sad when someone asks if I want popcorn and I realize it’s not Orville!! What’s wrong with people?! πŸ˜‰ Think it’s funny how many people I’ve had to teach how to make popcorn on the stove over the years. Makes me feel ancient, but I love it that way. LOL

  133. Chris says:

    I don’t Tweet, but I did “Like” Orville on FB and posted about your event as well. πŸ™‚

  134. Catherine says:

    Sadly, I missed the Oscars this year. I live with 3 guys who had video games to play πŸ™ But I did watch a bit of the pre-show on WBZ, and almost peed myself laughing with the Boston comedien they interviewed about Charlestown!

  135. Megan says:

    That is one awesome party! My favorite part was actually the beginning when Anne and James were in all the movies.

  136. Megan says:

    I “liked” Orville on FB. πŸ™‚

  137. I had a couple of favorite moments this year, and I think they are truly going to date me, but here goes: When Billy Crystal came on and did a little of his thing, and then him introducing Bob Hope who did a little bit of his thing. The segment with Kirk Douglas; I thought he looked fantastic and is doing so well after his stoke. His interaction with Leo was just priceless. Everyone who won seemed so deserving and they all did such a wonderful job of thanking the important people in their lives. I like it when the family is thanked last. It is the punctuation point and thus is the most meaningful. Natalie Portman has been a favorite of mine since she started as a little girl and so it was nice seeing a little bit of her real self. She seems so grounded. Even though she started at a very young age in the business she never fell down the rabbit hole.
    I think I have been eating Orville Redenbacher popcorn since before you girls were born.

  138. Sharon says:

    I didn’t watch! They lost their appeal years ago …but I still love Redenbacher!

  139. Sharon says:

    I am following Redenbacher on facebook — thanks!

  140. Sarah says:

    I loved all the dress changes Oscar host(ess)Anne Hathway had – beautiful!

  141. katherine says:

    i loved when Natalie Portman thanked so many people that helped make black swan. not just the director and fellow actors, but the camera crew and makeup people and everyone else. it was nice to see recognition of the little guy.

  142. jessica says:

    i loved the red carpet fashion, of course! and natalie portman gave a great speech. great post and giveaway!

  143. Dana says:

    I didn’t watch-I never got into awards shows but I love your party.

  144. Erin says:

    My favorite part was Kirk Douglas hitting on Anne Hathaway.

  145. Karns says:

    I thought the children’s chorus was cute!

  146. Karns says:

    I’m an Orville fan on Facebook!

  147. Andrea says:

    Yeah, I didn’t watch the Oscars partly because I forgot until they had already started. Also, I have three young daughters and I know that if I started watching I wouldn’t get to enjoy it because of their “sweet” antics.

  148. Cathy says:

    I only saw the Anne Hathaway in a tux segment – couldn’t watch the whole thing because of the kids’ bedtime. My favorite part was actually the red-carpet pre-show and seeing all (or most) of the gowns πŸ™‚ Thank you for the giveaway!

  149. Rachel says:

    Natalie Portman’s speech and Mila Kunis’ dress!

  150. What a fun party! I so wish I lived in Boston so I could crash your Oscar soirees =)

  151. Mary Preston says:

    The ‘F’ word moment is hilarious. Great to see some real emotion.

  152. Nad says:

    Wish I could throw a great party like that!
    My favorite part is always watching the red-carpet and the beautiful gowns. Not really part of the show itself…does it count? =)

  153. Mami2jcn says:

    Seeing Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas was my favorite part!

  154. Mami2jcn says:


  155. Mami2jcn says:

    I like Orville on Facebook with my username Mary Happymommy.

  156. Diane Baum says:

    My favorite is always the best for. film snipets..but I’m weird!!!! I love international films. Your party looked fun, wish I could have been there.

  157. Sarah C says:

    I didn’t get to watch it because I was driving my husband home from drill (Army National Guard), but I loved checking out all the pictures of stars on the red carpet afterward.

  158. trishden says:

    Hello, boy you all looked like you had a blast, wish I was there. Yes I watched the show and I’ll have to say my favorite part was when Kirk Douglas presented, even though you had to listen very carfully, you can tell he is a sweet man. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  159. trishden says:

    I like Orville on Facebook. Thanks! Trish Froehner

  160. Lois M. says:

    Hi and Happy Thursday — and looks like you guys had loads of fun! πŸ™‚ For me, it was Colin Firth, baby! LOL If my Mr Darcy didn’t win, definitely would think the thing was rigged or something! LOLOL:)


  161. Snowflake07 (Audra) says:

    My favorite moment was actually at the end when Sandra Bullock announced the best leading male actor (I think that’s what it was) nominees. I thought she did a really good job and was much more entertaining than the other hosts.

  162. Melissa says:

    What an amazing party! I don’t remember the last time I had a goody bag, but it definitely was not as fun as yours! My favorite Oscars moment was when James came out in a dress when Anne was in her tux.

  163. Jill Stokes says:

    I fanned Orville on Facebook.

  164. Jill Stokes says:

    I actually like watching the red carpet. I would rather see what people are wearing versus the awards.

  165. lauren says:

    I was wondering what this party was about after seeing all of your and Folkinz’s tweets! so fun!

    my favorite Oscar moment was the intro. It was basically the only time Anne Hathaway and James Franco were funny.

  166. Sarah says:

    My favorite moment was the shout-out to Delaware by short-film winner Luke Matheny! My home-state doesn’t get a lot of attention!!

  167. Christian says:

    what a fun party, ladies! I think my favorite oscar moment(s) were the presentation for best actor and actress. i love how both jeff bridges and sandra bullock spoke directly to each nominee about their work. it felt more authentic than the usual…

  168. Katie Bourke says:

    My favorite part was when James Franco came out in the hot pink prom dress and made a crack on Charlie Sheen. Loved it!

  169. Meghan says:

    I loved Melissa Leo’s f-bomb and Christian Bale making fun of his own past tirades!

  170. LegallyBrunette says:

    I loved Kirk Douglas’ presentation of the supporting actress award AND Luke Matheny’s (winner for best short) shout out to the great state of Delaware (my home state too!)

  171. LegallyBrunette says:

    I just tweeted about this giveaway. Good luck to everyone!

  172. Anne says:

    I liked when the guy from NYU won for short because he was obviously so thrilled and excited.

  173. Anne says:

    I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly) of orville redenbacher

  174. Betsy Hoff says:

    I did not get to watch the awards show this year. My baby was teething!

  175. Betsy Hoff says:

    I like Orville on Facebook (Betsy Hoff)

  176. Lexi says:

    I didn’t watch! I don’t usually, as I have rarely seen the movies…plus, I was watching the Amazing Race, which is one of my favorites anyway!

  177. Tania Bugnet says:

    Definitely loved Melissa Leo’s acceptance speech because it was REAL.

  178. Brittany says:

    I was working so I didn’t get to watch the Oscars but I would have LOVED to come to the party you all hosted. It looks amazing!!

    I totally want to make the clementine bites that Janel brought!

  179. Stacey says:

    I loved when Anne Hathaway wore a suit! I wish I could wear a suit and make it look so feminine-amazing!

  180. Lisa says:

    my favorite moment was definitely the Marky Mark joke by James Franco’s grandma – i laughed super hard for probably 2 minutes.

  181. Regina says:

    You gals are adorable and I love you to bits. Cheers.

  182. Allie says:

    Looks like a fun party! My friend & sister came over for red carpet snarking & we shared a bottle of bubbly. My favorite part of the Oscars is the fashion, and I adored seeing each new outfit that Anne Hathaway showed during the show!

    Totally want to make those clementine bites!

  183. I “liked” Orville on FB

  184. I didn’t get to watch the Oscars because I was in Miami for the South Beach Food & Wine Festival πŸ™‚

    But I hear Mark Wahlberg was hot πŸ™‚

  185. I retweeted the giveaway on Twitter!

  186. cyndi says:

    Oh my gosh, that party looks awesome! My favorite Oscar moment was Melissa Leo’s awkward acceptance speech!

  187. Lo says:

    I didn’t watch because I have two little kids and get too tired, but I loved reading the round-ups the next day.

  188. Candace says:

    I loved the role reversal between James Franco and Anne Hathaway. Who knew the 127 Hours star could rock a dress? Fabulous!

  189. Sandy says:

    Loved the dresses and Natalie Portman , of course

  190. LaurenS says:

    You party looked fun. I didn’t watch as I don’t have television and since I am so busy with my kids, I prefer to sleep than to stay up and watch TV anyway.

  191. when kirk douglas presented the award!

  192. Jamie says:

    I can’t decide between Kirk Douglas being a creeper, or James Franco as Marilynn.

  193. Chuck says:

    Favorite Oscar moment: I have a tie for both the FBomb and Franco’s drag moment!

    Both incidents were awesome and priceless πŸ™‚

  194. Wow – you girls went all out for this party! Looks like a blast. Sadly, I did not watch the Oscars, as I had to pick the hubs up at the airport. His flight was delayed and by the time we got home I was exhausted. Not exactly how I envisioned spending my 28th birthday evening, but what can you do?!

  195. pridelandmama says:

    We didn’t watch the oscars. We have three little kids (4th on the way) and were just too tired to watch.

  196. pridelandmama says:

    I am a fan of Orville on fb Shawna Pridelandmama

  197. preppy in polka dots says:

    I loved when Kirk Douglas presented or Justin Timberlake as Banksy

  198. Shannon says:

    Love your popcorn photo shoot! LOL My favorite Oscar Moment was Colin Firth’s Acceptance speech for Best actor πŸ™‚ I have a total crush on him! He’s so charming!

  199. Michelle says:

    I didn’t watch the Oscars because I was driving home from a wedding planning extravaganza at my parents in PA. Looks like you had a fab party though!

  200. April P says:

    I didn’t watch b/c I don’t have cable.. although this post makes me wish I did!!

  201. April P says:

    I like OR on FB

  202. ashley says:

    What an awesome giveaway! I loved watching all of Anne Hathaway’s outfit changes during the Oscars!

  203. Jody John says:

    We did not watch – our kids were sick and needed comforting and so we snuggled up on the couch to watch a movie with them…but we did have Orville’s popcorn! Thanks for the chance to win…

    dan_jody at live.com

  204. Jody John says:

    I like Orville on Facebook…thanks

    dan_jody at live.com

  205. Cecily says:

    I loved Colin Firth’s acceptance speech. So cute. I wish he’d danced on stage, though.

    nursereyro at yahoo dot com

  206. Kim K says:

    only watched the first 2 hours or so of the oscars – but my favorite part is always the red carpet – wasnt a huge fan of the oscars this year! looks like your party was awesomely fun!

  207. Roxy says:

    my fave moment was natalie portman’s win!

  208. Deanna G. says:

    I didn’t watch because I cannot get ABC on my TV.

  209. Deanna G. says:

    I’m a fan of Orville on Facebook.


  210. Tawnda says:

    sadly… we are without cable, so I couldn’t watch…….

  211. Tawnda says:

    Tawnda M likes Orville Redenbacher’s on fb

  212. Jeanine says:

    I didn’t watch the Oscars because I was watching my precious but busy little one year old granddaughter.

  213. Andrea N says:

    I watched and loved that Natalie Portman won.

  214. Kristy says:

    Sadly I didn’t get to watch, down and out with a cold! Great post, loved the pics!!

  215. Misty says:

    I didn’t watch… Forgot about it.

  216. Misty says:

    follow orville on facebook; Misty VanEpps

  217. Joanna says:

    I didn’t get to watch unfortunately! Had to work.

  218. Jamie says:

    My favorite part was Anne Hathaway WOO-ing after every introduction. It reminded me of the woo girl HIMYM episode!

  219. meredith says:

    my favorite oscar moment was the first oscar f-bomb, and christian bale’s acceptance speech!

  220. meredith says:

    im a fan of Orville Redenbacher’s on facebook

  221. Kelley Wood says:

    I didnt get to watch πŸ™ I wanted to but too busy at that time!

  222. Sharlene says:

    Sadly, I didn’t get to watch the Oscars this year because apparently the Knicks v. Heat game took precedence. I did get to see some clips though and I found Colin Firth’s acceptance speech really touching and Anne Hathaway has some serious pipes!! I’m jealous of your party (as always).

  223. Tabathia B says:

    When James Franco assumed that Anne Hathaway had been nominated “skit”
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  224. Tabathia B says:

    liked orville on fb (michelle b)
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  225. HeatherM says:

    i didn’t watch because we don’t have cable. i think it came on past my bedtime anyway… 3rd trimester and a toddler will do that to you:)

  226. Lynn says:

    I missed the Oscars because I had to study for an exam. I really wanted to see James host!

  227. patrick says:

    I didnt get to watch since I had to work that night

  228. patrick says:

    im a fan of Orville on Facebook

  229. katierk says:

    my favorite moment was actually the preshow on the red carpet…love to see those dresses:)

  230. katierk says:

    and i liked Orville’s on FB!!

  231. DEBIJOT says:

    My favorite moment was when Colin First won. Love that man!

  232. Melissa says:

    I didn’t watch- they just go on for so long!

  233. Crystal says:

    Fun!! I enjoyed reading about your party..great pictures too.
    I missed the oscars this year because it is the first year we had cable and my boyfriend wanted to watch something else.
    Go figure! Well it’s ok because i got to catch up on the internet that night.
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  234. Meg T says:

    What a fun party!! We don’t have cable right now, so no Oscar love for me ; ( Of course I looked up what everyone was wearing the next day!!

  235. ria says:

    i never watch- it’s too boring. i had way more fun watching your party pics- should be on tv.
    rmartinclarke @ gmail.com

  236. erin says:

    didn’t watch because I have no tv but always look forward to the next day pictures and videoclips!

  237. Grace says:

    It looks like you had a fabulous party! I now want large amounts of popcorn! πŸ™‚

  238. Grace says:

    Ooops, I forgot to mention my favorite part! I loved seeing the behind the scenes award winners. Everyone who does considerable work yet isn’t afforded regular screen time during the event. They all looked incredibly happy.

  239. mercedes beaudoin lobb says:

    I didnt get to watch the oscars because I was working.
    i would love to win this

  240. mercedes beaudoin lobb says:

    i like orville on facebook!

  241. JRG says:

    I didn’t watch; I did not like the hosts – too young and no sense of Oscar/movie history.

  242. rita says:

    didn’t watch it. i don’t really watch awards show. although, i like watching the highlights and looking at the pictures, next day.

  243. Robin W. says:

    I of course watched it!! Loving the red carpet you had at your party! What a great time you had!! I loved the Kirk Douglas bit at the Oscar’s – what an admirable man!!

  244. Kelly Anne says:

    My favorite moment is the red carpet! Does that count as a moment?! I LOVE seeing what everyone is wearing!

  245. SarahL says:

    I loved seeing Anne’s wardrobe changes!

  246. Selene says:

    My favorite moment was when the female cohost sang a rendition of “On My Own” to someone who left her alone on the stage.

  247. Leann Snodgrass says:

    Missed it due to severe weather. But I LOVE the Oscars! And Orville! Also, I am from a small town and I am ready for some of my friends to step up and join me for an Oscar watch party. Maybe next year?

  248. Leann Snodgrass says:

    I Liked Orville on Facebook!

  249. Marie says:

    I loved Kirk Douglas on stage at the Oscars

  250. Marie C says:

    I like OR on Facebook.

  251. kim says:

    I watched until I fell asleep, but my favorite moment isn’t really about the show it is always the pre show on the red carpet. I love looking at who’s wearing what!

  252. Marie C says:

    My favorite moment was Kirk Douglas working the stage.

  253. Julie L says:

    I didn’t watch the Oscars-my husband and I had date night
    thanks for the giveaway though πŸ™‚

  254. Julie L says:

    like Orville on fb Julie S Laws

  255. andrea d says:

    i didnt watch it can u believe?? but i loved how the Boston movies took home so prizes

    drea8685 at yahoo dot com

  256. Victoria says:

    This really looks like such a fun Oscar party!! I love that you guys had Oscar Bingo cards, what a great idea πŸ™‚ My favorite moment from the night was EASILY when Trent Reznor won an Oscar, because, come on, who ever thought that Mr. Nine Inch Nails would get that golden statue. I’m so proud of him πŸ™‚

  257. Michelle says:

    What a fun night! Sadly I did not watch because I could not figure out how to do it online and I don’t have cable or tv reception.

  258. Kim says:

    We have a small child so we didn’t watch – oh to be young again!

  259. Deb K says:

    Looks like you had a great party!!

    I love the part when Kirk Douglas was on stage too!


  260. Deb K says:

    I like Orville on FB~Deb S


  261. @nola727 says:

    My fave moment was watching Kirk Douglas drag on and on and on…and kill the nominees waiting to hear who won

    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

  262. @nola727 says:

    I fanned Orville as Norleans Louisiana

    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

  263. @nola727 says:

    I tweeted here:


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  264. Irvin says:

    Seriously you guys have the awesomest party! And, on a totally shallow note, your friends are all extremely good looking.

    That said, my favorite part of the Oscars wasn’t necessarily on the show itself. I attended an Oscar party hosted by one of my best friends, and the entire party was gay men. The best part of the Oscars was when Colin Firth won. It was a collective squeal and shriek like I have never heard before in my life. Hilarious.

  265. Susan says:

    I love watching the oscars. I analogize it to my superbowl! Definitely deserving of a party!

  266. anth says:

    I was just glad to see kings speech beat out the social network. It’s just Facebook, nbd.

  267. Doug Fresh says:

    The best part of the Oscars this year…..the end. Not Oscars’ finest year.

  268. icefairy says:

    I love the moment when Best Picture was revealed. Thanks for the fab giveaway!

  269. icefairy says:

    Like Orville on Facebook (Bing Y)

  270. SANDY says:

    LOVED THE DRESSES AND TUXES…fav moment was kirk douglas-

  271. I like you on facebook!

  272. My favorite moment was when Miss Leo slipped with the tongue for the first F bomb in history, I couldve fallen over!

  273. Stephanie says:

    My favorite moment was Colin Firth’s acceptance speech. He was funny and humble and just seemed so genuine.

  274. Stephanie says:

    I just liked Orville on facebook.

  275. kimberly says:

    I only watched the red carpet – the rest goes way too late and I only like seeing the dresses

  276. Charline Williams says:

    I did not watch b/c I think it is boring

  277. Cindy @cin_20 says:

    My favorite part of the Oscars is always the before on the Red Carpet, love to see all the fashions.

  278. Brownie says:

    Kirk Douglass stole the show!

  279. We didn’t watch… mom of 4 kids and needed my sleep!

  280. What a fun party! I hosted an Oscar party last year with a red carpet, but this year we don’t have any TV reception at all (and have cancelled our cable) so it wouldn’t have been possible to host. I’m envious!

  281. Jace Rhorer says:

    looks like your having fun. lots of fun

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