Here are some tips for your New Year's Celebrations!
Set the Mood
One candle is nice; a cluster is even better. For a soft glow, use pinking shears to cut strips of paper long enough to fit around the outside of thick glass votive, then attach the paper with double-sided tape. Choose shades of the same color for a sophisticated, minimalist look. Line the candles down the center of the table as a runner.
Line your trays with some metallic wrapping paper to add some sparkle.
I would be in heaven if I had these plates! Look how cute!
Set your bar right!
Champagne bar anyone?
Dust the rims of your glasses with sugar!
Number your glasses! This goes with the count down theme as well as helps
your guests keep track of their glass.
Feed Your Fancy
New Year's is only once a year! Treat your guest to something special!
For the main course how about a Shrimp and Crab Boil? So easy and fun! This is what we are doing this year, I plan on spreading out newspaper on the dining room table and having a messy feast. Everyone is pitching in ten bucks. I love eating crab and shrimp because it is so social, it takes a while to get to the good stuff, so you know a
hearty conversation is sure to occur!
Get Your Game On!
Real Simple has a little game to get the party rolling, or this could be more fun once the party is in full swing. Have guests fill out these cards anonymously and have everyone try to guess who wrote it. This would also be fun with kiddos to get them thinking of their New Years Resolutions!
Go here to print the cards!
Start a Tradition!
It is a Mexican tradition to spear 12 grapes and serve them with their champagne. You are supposed to make a wish on each grape for the year to come. The number 12 represents a wish for every month. I love this idea and I love grapes with champagne. Win win!
Let the count down begin!
Happy New Years! (almost)