Well it’s nearly 2022 and we aren’t sure about you, but we’re kind of used to whatever Alpha Sigma variant of Covid we’re on ruining the holidays. At this point, we’re just kind of embracing it. With New Year’s Eve coming up and a lot of us probably opting to stay home, we thought we would share some of our tips for making it the best New Year’s Eve party our living room has ever seen. Let’s get started!
Bougie Boozy Treats
Since you’ll be safe and sound at home you might as well make some treats that are a little boozy, and the addition of champagne to cupcakes or marshmallow treats is super festive! Since it’s probably going to be hard to not devour these before any of your New Year’s festivities, we recommend baking these of the morning, so they’re cooled off and decorated before midnight strikes. Get the recipe for champagne marshmallow treats here and the recipe for bubbly champagne cupcakes here!
All About the Ambience
While we are missing the longer, sunnier days of summertime, we do love to play up the coziness of winter; do this by creating a cozy environment for your New Year’s Eve gathering. Clear Christmas lights, dim lamp lighting, candles, all of these allow for lighting that is sure to make everyone feel the coziness of being indoors, surrounded by your favorite people on New Year’s Eve. While you’re setting the vibe, make sure to keep the space free of clutter, and to provide designated areas for food, drinks, and of course plenty of seating.
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Get all of your guests in the mood for the midnight strike by having streamers, confetti, poppers, hats, and other props available. Sure, it’s kinda tacky, but you get a pass because it’s New Year’s. Plus, you get the added bonus of taking some great photos with everyone! Party tip: make sure at least one person has a Polaroid camera for the event! This way everyone can leave with a little memento from the evening.
Nacho table, breakfast, charcuterie, there is no wrong way to theme dinner for any gathering, especially New Year’s Eve. Making it a group effort takes the pressure off one or two people providing all of the food. You could get super festive and make the theme “luck” where everyone would bring a dish that is traditionally supposed to make for a prosperous year. Go the extra, extra mile and not only make this your theme, but tell everyone to provide a little background on their dish such as where in the world the dish is eaten, why it’s supposed to bring good luck, etc. You might as well start the New Year off learning something, well, new.
Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of New Year’s Day
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Have a special breakfast planned for New Year’s Day and don’t think for a second it has to be over the top. Breakfast can be a waffle or pancake charcuterie board, make-ahead monkey bread, or even a cereal bar, but we can all agree that having a little something special planned for New Year’s Day breakfast will get everyone’s 2022 started off on the right foot! (Because who doesn’t love breakfast food?)