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Ideas for Creating a Great New Year’s Resolution

You know what’s harder than creating a Ne Year’s resolution?  Sticking to one.  We have a few helpful tips in crafting resolutions that you will be able to keep! Keep it reasonable. “I am going to solve world hunger,” is simply not a realistic New Year’s resolution.  Don’t select huge goals that are doomed to […]
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20 Must Have New Year’s Eve Wedding Details

Kisses at midnight, sparkles, and overflowing champagne – what’s not to like about New Year’s Eve? If you’re throwing a NYE party or saying ‘I Do’ as you ring in 2016, these 20 details are exactly what you need to get the party started. 1. Confetti is an absolute must. Especially when it’s gold and includes […]
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New Year’s Eve Wedding Details

New Year’s Eve Wedding Details

DIY gold sequins backdrop for photo booth

There may be no more celebratory an affair than a New Year’s Eve wedding. The mood is already festive and optimistic, full of hope about the next year and leaving the woes of the old one behind.  It’s the perfect symbolic event for a ceremony tying two people’s lives together, and starting something brand-new.  So, let’s bust out the champagne and check out these fantastic details for NYE nuptials.

Champagne + photo booth=automatic awesomeness. Fact.  Make your own with oversized gold sequins (above), and hand out traditional party hats. The memories will make themselves.

Or, if you want your photo booth to provide a sentimental touch, encourage your guests to take pictures with a Polaroid and write their resolutions on them. You can either hang them from a clothesline (below), or display them on a table for people to thumb through.

polaroids with NYE resolutions written on them hanging from decorative clotheslinewhite and gold reception decor with sequined linens and pillows

2014 trends aside, metallics are an amazing color palette for any Dec 31st bash.  Carry the sparkly greatness through your event, from sequined table linens and pillows (above), to a pretty fantastic fondant cake (below).  Pairing gold or silver with white still keeps your wedding classic and bridal. If you prefer a more contemporary aesthetic, try pairing them with black or navy.

silver and white wedding cake with floral decor

When it comes to your NYE menu, remember that with all the champagne that is flowing, guests need to keep nibbling. Lots of bite-size snacks (like these super chic ice cream bites below) will help keep everyone lively and fun, and hopefully prevent a few next-day headaches.

chocolate dipped ice cream bites topped with almonds

Theme your favors by handing out bright boxes of festive confetti (below).

multicolored confetti favor boxes for NYE weddingDIY glitter decorated champagne flutes for New Year's

Clearly, champagne is a big part of this night. If you are the DIY type, make your own glasses (above) to either hand out afterwards as favors or to keep for your own party collection.  Serve champagne with swizzle sticks loaded with cranberries, or just go classic and unadorned.

chamapagne with cranberry swizzle stickbride on NYE with party hat and white feathered boa

And yes, a NYE bride needs accessories like fuzzy party hats and feather boas. They are a must. Break them out when everyone starts dancing, or at midnight for a fun pic.  As you bid your wedding (and 2014) adieu, have your guests wave sparklers to light your way.

bride and groom exit to row of guests with sparklers

Happy New Year’s!

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Champagne Cocktails for New Year’s Eve

Champagne Cocktails for New Year’s Eve

champagne cocktails with candy cane garnish

It’s just not the holidays without a little bubbly! This round-up of ten champagne cocktails will help keep you in the spirit, even when your relatives have started to wear out their welcome (we know, that’s a tall order).

Looking for something to do with all of those leftover candy canes?  Use them as garnish in this delicious minty cocktail (above).  If you are feeling particularly hostess with the mostess, you can even crush up peppermint and rim your glasses.

These next two cocktails look like something straight out of a classic movie. On the left, this amaretto cherry fizz mixes champagne with some of your favorite holiday flavors and tops it off with a frothy egg white.  On the right, the French 75 pairs cognac (or gin) with champagne and citrus flavors and is perfect for the friends who like their cocktails on the not-so-sweet side.

amaretto cherry champagne cocktail with egg whites   cognac and champagne cocktailclassic champagne cocktail with garnish

If you like your champagne cocktails traditional and elegant, you will dream about this Perrier-Jouet drink (above).  Because this is such a tasty champagne, keep the extras at a minimum–this one just has a sprig of mint and a skosh of St-Germain.  Below, this cocktail with cranberries makes such a pretty holiday statement.  Freeze the berries on the stirrer sticks to help keep the champagne cold!

sparkling holiday cocktails with cranberry garnishraspberry limoncello cocktail

Mix raspberries, limoncello, and sparkling wine for a refreshing, tangy cocktail (above) that your guests will flock to when the room gets a little warm.  Want a raspberry cocktail that could double as dessert?  We love this yummy pink drink that combines pomegranate juice with raspberry sorbet (below, right).

Going rustic and casual for your NYE bash?  Serve this spicy take on sangria (below, left), which combines pears and oranges with bourbon, cider, and champagne (this one is on my own must-make list this year).

autumnal spiced champagne cocktail   raspberry pomegranate champagne cocktail

Don’t let this pretty glass fool you–it packs a punch!  Based on a recipe from the Algonquin Hotel, this mix of gin, fruit, rum, and champagne (below) is devilishly good (tread carefully).

fruity champagne cocktail from The Algonquin Bar

Perhaps you are hosting a New Year’s Day brunch. When dealing with hungover guests, best to serve them this coconut water cocktail. It’ll give them much needed “hair of the dog” and loads of potassium.

pink champagne coconut water cocktail

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