I'm ready to relax and curl up on the sofa...It's American Idol time y'all! American Idol is my favorite reality television show and y'all should know that I'm still not over Clay Aiken loosing to Ruben Studdard! Paula, Simon, and Randy...and that new girl--who needs to let us get to know her a little better before she acts like she's been on the show forever--are baaaaack! Season 8 is off to Hollywood this week and it's about time, because I don't like the auditions...just show me the real talented singers, please!
Here's a few photos from a party I hosted last year for my American Idol Party Group of Friends. I hung a banner with photos of all the top 20 contestants. Each week as a contestant was eliminated, their photo came down! On the mantel, I displayed my picks to make it the Final Two--David Archuleta and Syesha Mercado (almost got it right, David made it and Syesha was third)!
American Idol Season 7 --Top 20 Contestants
I served Suddenly Salsa with chips--this salsa is made by Taste of Gourmet (Southern food products that I promote and sell). I also served Paula Deen's Marinated Shrimp Salad--y'all everybody loves this--along with some French bread.
Paula Deen's Marinated Shrimp Salad
"Don't forget your party favors y'all"! Normally at my American Idol parties I give each guest an American Idol-related party favor. Since Hollywood week always falls during the Girl Scout Cookie drive, for this event, I decided to support the Girl Scouts and served Girl Scout cookies for dessert, along with Irish Coffee. I was a Brownie and a Girl Scout and now as an adult, I have had the privilege of teaching etiquette to Girl Scouts. It's an excellent program for young girls and needed now more than ever! Each guest was sent home with Girl Scout cookies in an American Idol gift bag.
Very Casual Girl Scout Cookie Dessert and Coffee Buffet
Girl Scout Cookies for Dessert!
American Idol Party Favor Gift Bags
You will probably hear more from me about American Idol during this season--'cuz I just love that show! Thanks for stopping in--I'm off to browse some of y'all's blogs now!