Weekend Things

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{Royal Palms Resort and Spa}

To say this was a busy social weekend would be an understatement. We kicked things off with a friend’s dinner Friday evening at T. Cooks at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa, easily one of Arizona’s most gorgeous resorts. It’s the perfect time of year to be dining al fresco and there’s nothing like good food, fun and friends to soak it all in. If you decide to check it out, start with the grilled quail or organic corn agnolotti–delish!


Saturday night, my mom was my date to the 19th Annual Fresh Start Fashion Gala. It’s one of the top 10 galas in Arizona and everyone was dressed to the nines. The Saks Fifth Avenue fashion show was just gorgeous and I loved all of the sparkly looks by Naeem Khan, and the classic and pretty styles by Oscar de la Renta. Not to mention, it supports an amazing cause. I’m an auxiliary board member for Fresh Start Women’s Foundation so it was wonderful to see (and enjoy) the fruits of everyone’s labor come to life! (I’ll be sure to pester you next year to buy tickets and attend, too!)

And then, Sunday. Family day.


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{Sebastian’s first crush}

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We had some fun at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park celebrating a 3rd birthday for one of my best friends’ babies. Followed by Sunday cuddles in bed, the best way to unwind and relax after a busy weekend. And, of course, watching the Oscars red carpet! I posted all of my favorite looks for the night over on FB and Insta.

How was your weekend?

8 Gold, Glam and Totally Gorgeous Oscar Party Ideas

8 gorgeous oscar party ideas

Who says the greats of Hollywood are the only ones that get to have fun Oscar night? Gather up your friends and throw a one-of-a-kind Oscar party! Here are some great Oscar party ideas for some inspiration.


{Sugar and Charm}

Grab your ballots! Place your bets on who will take home the most coveted awards and see who got the most correct at the end of the night. Nothing like a fun little bet to set the stakes!

oscar party game ideas

{Balloon Time}

Make fun balloon awards for your guests to win.


{Lace and Lacquer}

Create a backdrop for amazing photos! Stick with the gold theme and make a fun ballon filled photo room.


{Celebrations At Home}

Dress up the glass! Why should you be the only one dressed to the nines?


 {Kara’s Party}

 Theme out your cupcakes with cute Oscar signs

oscar party food ideas

{Brit + Co}

Dazzle your eyes and your tastebuds with sparkly donuts


{Eat Yourself Skinny}

Serve tiny treats for your guests to eat

oscar party drink ideas

{Brit + Co}

Sparkly cocktails are festive and a favorite for everyone

Which of these Oscar Party ideas will you try?

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