We will be going out tonight for New Year's Eve and I'm really looking forward to seeing friends, dressing up, and ringing in 2014 in style but today while I was going through and cleaning up some of the images on my computer, I was more than a little inspired by some of these great party ideas that I had forgotten about. They made me think that next year maybe it would be fun to entertain a few close friends right here at home. Now that we are done with the remodel I feel like I am getting my life back. So, maybe...
If I WAS having some friends over and celebrating in, then these are some of the ideas I would love to incorporate into the evening.
I could set the table with wall clocks as chargers and top them with clear plates or maybe incorporate this idea into a buffet table using clocks under clear plates and trays.
I would create a banner like this to glimmer in front of a mirror or over the hearth.
or maybe even add a second one over the kitchen hood or island.
via Ciao Newport Beach
I would love the magical effect of these Christmas lights draped in the front windows.
Who wouldn't feel festive approaching a house dressed up in such a starry glow?
Talk about a mood setter.
This image made me think that perhaps I could finally make some good use out of my Silhouette machine and create a timely New Year's phrase to deck out a mirror or window.
Ice cubes in 1 and 4, or 1 and 5 for next year, sure would be festive.
via Martha Stewart
Finally, I would top off the evening with a "Timely" dessert...
and of course we would wash it all down with champagne.
Cheers and Happy New Year everybody!
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