It’s a little genre of crafting that I’ve conjured up for, you guessed it, special events on television.
Yep. My first homecoming event fell on Super Bowl Sunday. My old high school buddies invited me to join them at keg party in town. Ah, sweet relief. Some things at home never change. I baked cookies, made bean dip, and assembled a crudité platter for the party. The crowning detail though? The Quarterback finger puppets I jimmy rigged for the big game.
Let me tell you- they were a hit. So much so, that I reprised the finger puppets for the culmination of the Olympics. Not only were Sydney Crosby and Chris Drury facing off on the ice in Vancouver, but also on the delicate pointer fingers at my friend’s viewing party in Greenwich!
For the Oscars, I upped the ante a bit. Since I didn’t have confirmation that Brad and Ange, or Ben and Jen would be in attendance, and let’s face it, finger puppet portrayal should be accurate, I tackled a new craft.
Readers, I’d like to reveal to you The Alternating Oscar Statuette/Ryan Seacrest Oscar Party Banner.
It was a real hit! In the spirit of making ordinary occasions just a bit more special, I also made little invitations and printed ballots for my guests (okay fine, my parents and sister) to fill out prior to the ceremony.