Okay, so we don't live in Hollywood. That doesn't mean we can't celebrate the upcoming airing of "The Nine Lives of Christmas" based on my novel of the same name. And celebrate we did with back to back red carpet parties. One we invited the guys. The other was just the girls. Both were fabulous fun!
In addition to enjoying the movie we made a few screen tests just to see who might be good Hollywood material. I've posted some of them on my Facebook Like page, so I hope you'll check them out.
Naturally, we dressed to the "nines", as you can see by the picture above. There I am, modeling my fabulous Goodwill find! And I wasn't the only one. Several of us girls were sporting fun thrift store bargains. We've already decided if we get another movie adventure the future we're going to do a gown shopping day and caravan from thrift store to thrift store.
The food was wonderful, too, and included a special appetizer my pal Elizabeth Schultz tells me is actually served as Oscar parties. All I can say to that is, it was certainly a hit at our party (which is why I'm posting it on the recipes page).
The party fun ended way too soon. Then, as you can see by the picture below, it was time for Cinderella to get back to work and clean up. Fortunately, she had a lot of friends (and her lovely daughter) who stayed behind to help.
This weekend I'll be at a viewing party with my girlfriends down at the ocean. We're having a pajama party and will be eating all kinds of yummy movie food. And I know several of my friends and readers will be hosting viewing parties around the country as well. So, for those of you who are going to be gathering to enjoy the holiday fun, happy viewing!