Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Everyone Loves a TV Themed Craft

Since moving home, I’ve found that Sunday afternoons afford me a bit more idle time than I had when I lived in the city. Gone are my lazy afternoons spent wandering the sidewalks in search new treasures. I mean, who needs Bloody Mary brunches and afternoon’s in the West Village anyway? Not this girl. Nope. Not when I’ve got…. (drum roll please)…. TV SPECIAL EVENT THEMED ARTS & CRAFTS!

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.
My dad and I made Oscar goodie bags and we kept our Red Carpet theme going with our red and white table setting. The ballots and invites were found on http://www.twigandthistle.com/blog/  Thanks for the tip!
All in all, the party was a success. Now, I patiently await the Red Carpet Fashion Round-up in the weeklies!


  1. Fabulous! Love that you decorated for the occasion! Have a sweet day!

  2. Thanks so much Torie! I have a long way to go until I reach your level of décor, but I'm having fun. Thanks so much for reading! xo