Hilary Swank bucked tradition at her recent Christmas bash by throwing a hillbilly-themed holiday party for her friends and colleagues.
The Oscar-winning actress hosted the bash at the Piano Bar in Los Angeles last weekend (17-18Dec11) and the invitation told guests to expect "A Redneck Christmas, Y'all..." with "beers and boot scootin' fun".
Swank co-hosted the party with publicist Stephanie Shaw, who tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "We wanted it to be the opposite of the Hollywood formal holiday party. We had Rice Krispies (Treats), Natty Lights (Natural Light Beer) and redneck punch.
"We had tons of beer in buckets on the tables and hot dogs... Hilary got into the spirit of it, she had so much fun. We were all going to wear tanks that said 'Ho ho ho' - but they didn't arrive in time, so Hilary was in a cute cowgirl outfit."