I have always loved the Oscars! Maybe it is because I feel glamorous watching everyone arrive in their fancy getup! My family always makes a night of it with good food and great company.

This year was a little different…I was lucky enough to volunteer at the Utah Aids Foundation, for their 24th annual Red Carpet Gala!




Yes, my mom did take this picture of the 4 of us before we left…and it felt just like prom:) But look at my sister in laws fab makeup she did for the party!

My older brother has been doing a practicum with the Aids Foundation, and asked me and Dylan if we wanted to Volunteer that night with him…we of course said yes to this opportunity! It was a Gatsby theme this year, and everyone was dressed so fantastically!

It was so fun sharing this experience with so many people that were there to help this cause, and be a supportive community. Everyone was so friendly and fun! The food was delicious, Gatsby attire was red carpet worthy, the live entertainment for commercial breaks was phenomenal, every single silent auction item was a treasure, the event was beautiful, the Oscars were amazing as always, and the event ended up raising over $80,000! SUCCESS!! What caring, generous people attended the event…I would highly recommend joining in on the fun next year! I loved having more of a purpose for the Oscars…it just made it that much better!













We definitely enjoyed ourselves! And of course I loved swooning over all of those amazing dresses and handsome suits! I couldn’t stop gushing over Lupita and Matthew…who were your top dressed lovelies? My number one was Ellen…when she came out in the Wizard of Oz gear. But probably the best moment was when the pizza delivery man came and delivered pizza…I couldn’t stop laughing! I know you thought it great, and wanted someone to deliver pizza to you! :)

What did you do for the Oscars?! Thinking of maybe going to this event next year?!




4 thoughts on “the oscars…gatsby style!

  1. Annette

    This looks like a load of fun, and for a great cause too.
    I have always loved the Oscars – I’ve been known to go as far as declaring a spoiler free zone at work, and threatening to harm anyone who ruined it for me.
    I do think the actual ceremony could use a revamp, but I still watch and love it. I thought Ellen was great this year.


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