New Year’s Eve has always been my consolation for Christmas being over. While I don’t get quite as giddy about it as I do for the big man coming down the chimney, it’s still pretty high on my list of favorite days in the calendar year. In my twenties, New Year’s Eve meant putting on something sparkly, going out with my girlfriends, and consuming copious amounts of fizzy adult beverages. These days, Dave and I have made a tradition of skiing in Stowe, Vermont over New Years and well…let’s just say last year we didn’t make it to midnight and the only thing sparkly was the snow glistening outside.
For obvious reasons, we aren’t going to Stowe to ski this New Year’s Eve, and instead, will be doing some much-needed R&R in Cape Cod at Dave’s family’s house. But staying in doesn’t mean staying boring, so I’ll be packing some of my favorite New Year’s decor things so we can pretend like we’re going to stay up until midnight.
If you missed these glasses from my Christmas tablescape, I’m bringing them out again for New Year’s. They’re gold-rimmed and, depending on who you listen to, are categorized as either highball glasses or drinking glasses. Regardless, they make drinking anything just a little fancier, and we like to use these to hold a few pre-dinner cocktails.
And because I can’t have enough gold decor, this ice bucket is coming too to keep our Veuve chilled and chic. It looks substantial, but is actually very lightweight and made of a thick high-quality plastic that’s easy to transport. The bucket also comes with a gold-knobbed lid that’s not pictured here.
No New Year’s is complete without lots of champagne, and are you really drinking champagne if it’s not from a flute? A twist on the classic, these modern, angular champagne flutes make me feel classy even if I’m wearing elastic-waisted pants while drinking out of them.
Lastl, while it’s not exactly New Year’s-themed, I can’t help but share one of my my favorite little ornaments we were gifted this year for our engagement. Hand-blown by Simon Pearce, this glass puppy is so cute that post-Christmas, it might just find its way somewhere else in the house as a permanent fixture.
Even though New Year’s Eve looks a little different this year, you can still celebrate in style with a few at-home touches. What are you all doing for New Year’s Eve? I’d love to hear how what you’re doing differently this year to celebrate!
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice.” – T.S. Eliot