Hilary Swank threw a "Redneck Christmas" party at the weekend.

The 'New Year's Eve' star hosted the Hollywood bash with producer Molly Smith, actor Billy Miller and publicist Stephanie Shaw and even though the outfit she had planned to wear did not arrive in time, she still enjoyed the festivities.

Stephanie said: "We wanted it to be the opposite of the Hollywood formal holiday party. We had Rice Krispies [Treats], Natty Lights 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. (sic)"

The invitation read, "It's a Redneck Christmas, Y'all!" and promised "beers and boot scootin' fun," for the party which served Natural Light, Bud Light and Tang-and-vodka punch instead of the usual champagne cocktails.

Hilary - who brought her boyfriend John Campisi - also took to the stage to sing a rendition of The Beatles' hit 'Birthday'.