Ringing in the New Year!

 Who doesn’t love a little

New Year’s Eve revelry…

especially, retro revelry  in

shades of pink & gray!

I adore  pink champagne….and  so I created a

NYE  party sideboard to match!

It’s all soft pink velvet & vintage  clock faces…

after all, New Year’s is 

about the countdown to midnight, right?


Sparklers on ice  (faux ice)  are sure to ignite fun

conversation and childhood memories. 

More party extras with

retro  champagne glasses,

pink straws for sipping and

an assortment of  real watch  faces,

turned glass tags. 


Champagne cocktail anyone?…

with sugar cubes soaked in

lavender  bitters or

that retro  fave ~ Kir Royale.

However, if you prefer…how about tiny

bottles of bubbly,  for one,

in individual ice buckets.

Oh, and don’t forget the

champagne bubbles

of another  sort,

Our NYE table includes shapely note cards for

writing down all of those

New Year’s resolutions

I so intend to keep and

fun confetti.

I’m keeping our

 NYE menu

  relaxed & retro  with:

 * Cocktail sausages slathered in honey, orange

marmalade, soy sauce & sesame oil, baked & skewered

* Yummy cheese fondue with white wine, brandy & dry mustard…

brioche cubes, sliced apples & blanched cauliflower for dipping.

And for dessert…

Oh my…The Bombe!

It’s a very retro,  sorbet bombe!

I settled on pretty layers

of raspberry pink & coconut!

This ought to add some serious sparkle to

our NYE celebration.

Can’t wait to slice into it!

It’s almost time!

Midnight is coming.


Soon we will

all be singing a rousing

chorus of  ‘Auld Lang Syne’…

Wishing you all a very  

Happy New Year &

I look forward to seeing

you, in 2013!