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New Year's Eve (11 photos)
I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year's Eve! Its hard to believe its 2012 already. To ring in the New Year I decided to put together a cocktail party.
Inspiration: My inspiration for this table setting came from RyanSeacrest.com(ryanseacrest.com/2010/12/30/20-last-minute-new-years-eve-party-decorations-ideas/). I enjoyed reading the tips that were provided in the "20 Last Minute New Year's Eve Party Ideas" article, which was written by Sierra Marquina. I really liked how the table settings pictured in the article incorporated New Year's tiaras and noise makers into the centerpieces, which is a fun and inexpensive way to spruce up a New Year's eve table. I also liked the gold glitter candles that were featured in various pictures and was very excited when I found gold and silver glitter candles at B&J Florist Supply.
Décor: This table setting was focused around the New Year's tiaras, noise makers and the 2012 glasses. I also added some gold and silver glitter votives, silver metallic taper candles, silver polka dot plates(One of my favorite items on the table) and I also used champagne glasses that I filled with silver plastic metallic bead necklaces.
Where I Bought Each Item:
New year tiaras, gold & silver noise makers, silver bead necklaces, silver taper candles, napkins & 2012 glasses: Party Harty, Westport, CT ; (203) 454-2525
Crystal Candleholders: Val Saint Lambert,www.val-saint-lambert.com
Plates: Crate&Barrel, Bubbly Plate 8"; www.crateandbarrel.com
Gold & Silver Glitter Votive Candles: B&J Florist Supply, NYC; (212)564-6086
Champagne Glasses: Wegmans, Unbreakable Champagne Flutes; www.wegmans.com
A majority of the recipes came from Katie Brown's New Year's Eve Menu for 20;(www.epicurious.com/recipes/menu/views/katiebrownnewyearseve). I found these recipes on epicurious.com and are from the book Katie Brown Celebrates:Simple and Spectacular Parties All Year Round.
Recipes featured in my pictures:
Warm Blackberry Chutney: www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Warm-Blackberry-Chutney-35062
Marinated Chicken Kebabs with Lemon Pepper Yogurt Sauce: www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Marinated-Chicken-Kebabs-with-Lemon-Pepper-Yogurt-Sauce-350664
White Bean, Sun-dried Tomato, and Feta Bites: www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/White-Bean-Sun-dried-Tomato-and-Feta-Bites-350622
New Year's Eve Strawberry Champagne Sparkler Cupcakes: http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/tv/dc-cupcakes/strawberry-champagne-sparkler-cupcakes-recipe.htm
Raspberry Chambord & Champagne Cocktail: 4 Oz of chilled Champagne (Prosecco works as well)
1/2 Oz Chambord® raspberry liqueur
*I added a raspberry to each champagne glas