Ring in the New Year in Style!

You know those pretty champagne flutes you have stuffed in the back of your cabinet?  Now's your chance to dig them out and put them to good use! 

I've got some easy ideas to celebrate the coming of 2015 with a dash of flair and also make a resolution to embrace the elegance of using your flutes all year round...

 

 

New Year's Eve Last Minute Party Strategy

You don't have to go out to a swanky restaurant or nightclub for an excuse to dress up! This New Year's Eve; why not throw an impromptu party?  Invite guests to don their snazziest attire and set the scene for your own fancy shindig at home. 

Obviously you want to dust those flutes off and be sure there's plenty of champagne on hand for a midnight toast. However! Don't keep the bubbly at bay until the ball starts to drop. 

Start the night off with an air of celebration by creating a fun and festive make-your-own-bubbly-cocktail station. Set out your champagne flutes along with bottles of prosecco, juices and liqueurs so your guests can unleash their inner mixologist.

TIP! This is an idea that works great at parties all year long! Click here for more fun ways to take it up a notch and use your flutes for every occasion.

Be sure to include pretty garnishes like berries and lemon twists to add a special touch. This is also a great time to use those adorable wine charms you've got hidden in the depths of your silverware drawer.

When it comes to the menu, think tiny, elegant bites that are easy to manage, and that keep your guests from having to worry about making a mess on their best cocktail dress. My Smoked Salmon & Dill Cucumber Canapés are elegant, delicious and, best of all, ridiculously simple to make. Just 20 minutes the morning of the party and you're ready to go.

I hope you have a great time hosting and celebrating the New Year! All my best wishes for you to be Happy & Healthy for 2015 and beyond!

Let me know how your party goes in the comments below....