We held our annual New Year’s Eve party last week and I was able to try out my decorations in our new house. I also added a few new things this year. The best new addition was a wreath for the front door. I bought the silver ball and tinsel wreath after Christmas at Target, then added some NYE flair using a glue gun. I had to remove a few of the silver ball ornaments from the wreath in order to fit the extra decorations in well. I added two party horns covered with gold and silver glitter and a silver tiara. The gold starburst was an ornament I picked up at World Market after Christmas. I also added an extra strip of tinsel to the outer and inner edges of the wreath for a bit more substance.
In the foyer, I put a crystal clock and two champagne flutes under a glass cloche. I changed the DIY tinsel-covered numbers to read 2015 on the wall behind the table. Lastly, I wrapped some gold and silver garlands that I picked up from Walmart after Christmas around the stair banister.
In the living room, I set up the party hats and noisemakers for ringing in the new year at midnight. I hung a silver mylar “chandelier” above the coffee table.
On the coffee table, I put out little baggies of “Midnight Kisses.” For dinner we had chili and chicken-corn chowder, cornbread, and buffalo chicken dip. At midnight, we toasted with champagne with rock candy garnish.
In the den, I added a party hat to the bulldog jar given to me by a good friend this year. Even Buddy put up with us putting a little hat on him for long enough to snap a picture.