Saturday, December 31, 2011

Day 31 - New Year's Eve Party


Champagne Centerpiece Wreath, from Crate and Barrel

NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY ACTIVITY:



Chisel Glassware, from Z Gallerie

Invite five to twenty-five friends over (depending on the size of your home and the amount of money and energy you can muster up) to celebrate the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012! Serve appetizers, finger foods and desserts, but no entrees - too much work after a month of 31 Christmas Parties!

NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY DECORATIONS:



Rapid Ice Champagne Cooler, on Amazon


Gold Goblets, from Neiman Marcus

Remove as many Christmas decorations as you feel comfortable with; then dress up your home with silver or gold sparkles, glitter, tinsel and anything shiny.

NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY MUSIC:



Auld Lang Syne Scene from "It's a Wonderful Life," on YouTube

Buy the "Auld Lang Syne" MP3 by Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra on Amazon

Buy "Christmas Auld Lang Syne" MP3 by Bobby Darin, on Amazon

NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY APPETIZERS:



Dill Oyster Crackers Recipe, from Kitchen Belleicious


Mini Asian Crab Cakes Recipe, from Martha Stewart


Spicy Spinach Dip in a Sourdough Boule Recipe, from Restless Chipotle

NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY BEVERAGES:



Sorbet and Champagne Cocktail Recipe, from Martha Stewart


The Golden Ring Sparkler, at The Hip Stir

NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY DESSERTS:



Moonstruck Chocolate Champagne Truffles, on Amazon


No Bake Snowball Cookies Recipe, from Peas and Thank You


Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies, from MyRecipes


Green Tea and Raspberry Trifles Recipe, from Raspberri Cupcakes

BOOKS FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY PLANNING:



The Bubbly Bar, on Amazon


101 Champagne Cocktails, on Amazon

NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY INSPIRATION:



Shimmery Silver and Mocha Dessert Table, from Hostess With the Mostess


Peppermint Twist Party, from Hostess With the Mostess

RELATED LINKS:



How to Pour Sparkling Wine (CHOW)

New Year's Eve Cookies (Bake at 350)

New Year's Eve Party Food Ideas (Mommy's Kitchen)

New Year's Tree (Our Best Bites)

Non-Alcoholic Cocktails for New Year's Eve (CHOW)

6 Fun New Year's Eve Party Ideas (The Glitter Guide)

30+ Appetizers for Your New Year's Eve Menu (Foodie Bride)

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