At the beginning of last week I decided that it would be a wonderful idea to host a Tony party. In the past I have attended other people’s parties but this year I wanted to have my own. I sent out the FB invitations to a whole slew of people and started planning.
I think it might have to do with the whole Christian upbringing (you know, hospitality) but I take hosting very seriously.
So yesterday I got up at 9, got ready for the day, and then started baking.
I began by making spice cake from scratch, and eventually frosted it with browned-butter frosting.
I then had to run to the store to buy more flour and to buy tomatoes.
My next venture were orange bowknots, a sort of fluffy bread with an orange icing drizzled over the top.
I had intended to make meatballs but I decided instead to make chicken salad tomatoes.
So I gutted a bunch of tomatoes, and filled them with homemade chicken salad which was chock full of chicken, celery, onion, cucumber, and carrots.
Then I cleaned. I swept and mopped, scrubbed the counters, dusted, rearranged–parties are not possible in a dirty house!
Finally people started trickling in.
Things I’ve learned:
–Take the ice ring out about an hour and a half ahead of time so it can melt some, and the punch will be accessible.
–Copious amounts of sugar make me sick. Actually, at this point any dish which is mainly sugar (like an ice cream cone, a chocolate malt, an ICEE, a sugary punch) makes me sick. This all started when I began eating better and now I just cannot handle too much sugar anymore. I guess this is good. Next time I’m tempted I will refrain because I will remember the icky feeling. (At least that’s the theory)
–Twilight the board game, while fun to own, is not particularly fun to play with any amount of people
I think everyone had mostly a good time. (Party pics from Emily.)
IE & Y are camera hogs in case you couldn’t tell.
AND our top dress picks of the evening are, in no particular order, : Pictures Found Here
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(Emily and I have decided that I would look really hot in a mermaid/fishtail dress.)
Scarlett Johansson (although we did not approve of her earring choice with her dress):
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Catherine Zeta-Jones, (one of my idols) looked to die for as always:
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I feel as though there was one other woman with a particularly beautiful gown, but I am blanking out at this point.
I love Lea Michelle, but she was not looking good. Her hairdo made her look 40, and the dress was not particularly flattering either. Something was going on with the timing at the beginning of her performance as well, but it was fixed when she got toward the front.
Both she and Matthew got a lot of screen time in the audience, and Mathew looked extremely uncomfortable as the lead from La Cage aux Folles sang to him, but he lightened up a little (or insulted?) as he handed the performer what looked like a $20.
I am not sure why it is, but the Tony’s always seem to have sound and mixing issues. This year was much better than last year’s however.
All in all I had a lovely time, and I wish every awards show had Broadway performances.
Now to clean up the wreckage!
p.s. I must say Sean Heyes’s costume changes were mildly entertaining, my favorite being him mumbling Don’t Rain On My Parade through the Spiderman Costume. Although the Billy Elliot leggings were something else.
p.p.s the fact that both Catherine and Scarlett won made my day. Beautiful, strong, talented women who prove that they can be successful in both theatre and film. I love them.
p.p.s. I do not think that Bernadette appreciated Sean’s Annie joke. I thought it was funny.