On Saturday night, Alex and I attended an Oscar Night gala held as a fundraiser for our local Boys and Girls Club. I can't remember the last time I got to get all dolled up in rhinestones and black velvet, and I must say we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! The event was held in a local developer's private hangar at the Newnan-Coweta Airport, transformed for the night into a swanky affair complete with red carpet, movie posters, and spotlights. Lots of fun, and there was a wonderful dinner as well.
The people at my table were all surprised and impressed that hospitality students from West Georgia Technical College provided the catering, and they were so attentive, it felt as if each couple had our own private server. (I could get used to that, sigh. Since I was drinking iced tea, I was asked not only whether I wanted more tea but also whether I wanted more ice and how much. Lovely!) There was a vast array of hors d'oeuvres, lots of dinner menu items (so many I couldn't possibly have tried everything I wanted), and then the dessert they brought out to us afterward was a real showstopper. They'd somehow managed to create a cookie in the shape of an Oscar statuette and had it standing atop a strip of "red carpet" in the center of the plate, along with a decadent chocolate mousse on one side and a rich and beautiful cheesecake on the other. Why no photos? It was too dark, and I didn't see others snapping photos, so I didn't either. But our "VIP treat" to take home was this golden box of sweets, which I thought was just lovely and which I enjoyed with my afternoon tea yesterday!
I was especially charmed by this little chocolate candy with a garnish of pistachio and dried fruit. Naturally, I thought how beautiful all these items would be on a tea tray. And wouldn't an Oscar-themed tea be fun? The treat box was an elegant and tasty memento of a fun evening, and all to benefit a great cause!
Photo courtesy of Linda Edmonds of Precious Memories Portraits