Hurray! We got snow! Although we didn't have a "white" Christmas, the snow that we did get yesterday was in abundance! It surely instills the need to nestle under the blanket in front of the fireplace and try to stay toasty warm. The unusually warm weather that we had the last two months is gone and it is more like the winters I know (and love?) in Wisconsin.
How will you spend your New Year's Eve? Stepping out on the town? Attending a New Year party at family or friend's house? Or just ringing in the New Year with a few friends with a cozy gathering at home?
The champagne is purchased, crackers and herring are ready and waiting to be attractively arranged on a platter and a simple menu of roasted chicken, wild rice and almond green beans is planned, For dessert, a delicate chocolate mascarpone mousse. A night planned of relaxation and ease, especially in the meal preparation. You might ask, how is this an easy meal? Compared to that of a family Christmas and a neighborhood get-together, this evening preparation is one that can be done easily.
So the table is set for New Year's Eve in silver and gold with touches of greenery.
A silver bell on a napkin folded into a star is one of my top choices for a NewYear's tablescape.
Or instead of a silver bell, a silver Hershey's kiss might be more appropriate for all of those New Year's hugs and kisses at midnight.
Or my last option, but one that is more fitting for Christmas would be the napkin folded elf boot. This was a little difficult to fold since you need a larger size napkin. Nevertheless, I thought it made an adorable piece.
However you celebrate the coming of the New Year, I hope it will be one with fun-filled, memorable camaraderie. See you all next year!