On February 24th, cinematic royalty descended on the Dolby Theater for Hollywood’s biggest night, the 85th Academy Awards. But the real buzz surrounded the after parties – particularly the exclusive celebration hosted by the master of the evening himself, Mr. Seth McFarlane. Of course, Zen Arts was on hand for the extremely private event, engaging the crowd in revelry that only the Zen Arts performers are capable of evoking.
Hosted by Nightvision Entertainment, the McFarlane post-Oscar bash was by all respects the party of parties. Merging old Hollywood charm with the appeal of a chic Vegas night lounge, the party theme was both modern and glam. The event went down at the Paramount Studios Lot, where ruby red carpets led into an alluring white-draped tent lined with lush trees and dazzling chandelier lighting. From the luxe seating areas, party-goers could fix their gazes on an over- the-top, color-shifting stage worthy of an Oscar itself.
Zen Arts felt right at home, setting the tone for the evening with mesmerizing performances throughout the night. More than 500 guests enjoyed the gyrations and tantalizing costumes of the famous Zen Arts performers, who made appearance throughout the evening.
Hollywood elite, like Johnny Depp, John Stamos and Ben Affleck rubbed elbows and talked Oscar gold over mouth-watering party fare and chilled flutes of Moët Chandon. Charlize Theron could be seen greeting McFarlane with a hug and sipping on a drink while chatting up friends and party-goers near the stage.
In true Hollywood style, McFarlane schmoozed his famous guests with old Hollywood glamour and the showmanship of a 100-piece orchestra – a trademark feature of McFarlane soirees. Seth himself assumed the stage to perform timeless renditions of Frank Sinatra classics like Luck Be a Lady Tonight and I’ve Got You Under My Skin. Later, McFarlane made his rounds from table to table, making small talk with the who’s who of Hollywood.
The party was ultra-exclusive, allowing guests to unwind and celebrate McFarlane’s witty first-time Oscar hosting gig without the hassle of outside media. To ensure everyone had a good time, ladies had the option of checking their stilettos with a show valet in exchange for party-friendly slippers. Guests partied the night away, stopping only to snap souvenir photo booth pictures or gaze at the captivating performances of the Zen Arts dancers.
Seth McFarlane’s Oscars after party lasted well into the wee hours of the morning, with guests finally turning in around 4 a.m.