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Friday, December 28, 2012

New Year's Eve Dinner Party...

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Hello friends! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and things are somewhat returning to normal at your house! I had a nice week long break from blogging and I filled my time with hanging out with my family, friends, taking naps and reading.  But boy...does my house now need a good top-to-bottom cleaning. I think tomorrow will be a day of cleaning & organizing before friends arrive for dinner and merriment at 5 pm.
We always like to spend New Year's Eve with our children, so we often plan a night of family fun. This year, we have invited another family over to share the celebration and  we are ordering Chinese food. We usually ring in the New Year around 7 o 8 pm so that the kids can join in the fun without staying up way past their bedtime. Our teenage daughter is planning to go out with her friends, but she will be eating  New Year's Eve dinner with us and hanging out for a bit before she heads out with her friends.
 I am hoping to inspire you with our simple New Year's Eve table which I quickly and easily put together with things from I  already had. I decided on a traditional colour scheme of white, gold, silver and black. I took a white ceramic tray and created this arrangement of candles and ornaments. I tied black ribbon around the candles for a festive touch and  to tie the colour scheme together. I'm sure if you checked around the house, you could probably gather up gold & silver items to create a pretty tablescape as well!
 I got out black & white straws for the martini glasses and added a gold paper doily underneath for a pop of colour. I also tied white napkins together with noise makers using white & black ribbon and added 2 gold-wrapped Ferrero Rochers chocolates to each plate for a treat. {I had the chocolates already in the house for  Christmas.}
Simple & festive, but it works. I love that I didn't spend any money since the noisemakers were left over from a previous year.
Sometimes it's the small touches that can take a celebration to a new level.
I love making guests and my family feel special!
 
What are your plans for New Year's Eve?
Staying in or going out?




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20 comments:

Dining Delight said...

So festive and pretty yet totally do-able! Hope you have a great evening with your family and friends and all the best in 2013!

DD

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Very pretty! I love how the touches of black really add a bit of glam to the gold, white and neutrals. Your guests are going to love it and the evening sounds like fun. We do something similar with my sister's family here at our home (they only live two streets away.) Lots of finger foods, veggies and dip, taco dip and desserts. We usually don't make it till midnight though.

Laurie @ The Rookie Wife said...

everything is SO pretty! I love the gold and black. It's the scheme I wanted to go with this year:) We do the same thing on New Years except in my case the kiddos stay up until midnight to ring in the new year;)

Jodee said...

That turned out sooo pretty! I especially love the colors!

We head to a hotel with the kids. We hijack the pool area and order pizza for dinner!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

It looks so pretty. The sparkly gold and silver add lots of glam. I hope you have a lovely evening. We are going to the cottage and will be toasting the new year with some munchies surrounded by the snowy woods.

Wanda Ann Olsen said...

I love New Year's Eve parties, very pretty ideas. I'm a new follower.
Wanda Ann @ memoriesbythemile.com

SuzanneMoore said...

Angie,
I love this idea for New years! And just a quick thank you for your inspiration this year! I have so enjoyed and implemented (trying to :)) your wonderful ideas for children's lunches and organizing school papers!! You truly have a gift! Best to you and your family in 2013! Blessings, Suzanne

JoKnows said...

Your table is beautiful Angie! I love the colour scheme. You just reminded me that I bought those little doilies to use at Christmas and then forgot about them! Have a wonderful New Year's party!

Sarah said...

Pretty table! I am having a ladies night at my house and you have inspired me to do some decorating.

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Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What an elegant table. What time is the party? :)

Have a very Happy New Year!

Catie @ Catie's Corner said...

Soo pretty Angie! What time should I be over? ; ) Hope you had a great Christmas! And Happy New Year!! =)

~ Catie

Ann Krucek said...

Your table looks like a celebration! Have a wonderful New Year!

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Paula said...

Your table setting is gorgeous! We'd love for you to link this up at our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2013/01/riverton-housewives-round-up-46.html

חתולי8 said...

wow! what a beautiful table! happy new year!!

Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...

Very pretty! Great inspiration.

Marti Cooper said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! You are invited to share your post at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase! :)

http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/01/saturday-show-licious-craft-showcase-14.html

Wishing you a Happy New Year with lots of fun crafting!
Marti

jack jason said...

Thank you for sharing with us and i hope in future you also update us.

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