Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A Quiet Cozy New Year Celebration

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!


  1. Your napkin folds, especially that boot, are awesome Marsha! I don't believe I've ever seen that's one.

    Your dessert sounds fabulous too. A little different than regular chocolate mousse, but I love marscapone so I'm sure I'd love it. What time is dinner? ;).

    Happy New Year to you and yours!

  2. Happy New Year to you too, Doreen! I am glad to hear that you like mascarpone cheese too. Mixed with the chocolate and the amount of sugar to your liking, it makes dessert light and just a little sweet. I now use it for frostings since I can control the sugar. It would be wonderful to see you at my dinner table. You will need to visit Wisconsin some time. I wish you and your family all the best in 2016. xoxoxo Marsha

  3. Cute ideas! Love the elf boot! Happy New Year!

  4. Thanks for sharing your creative New Year's table. Love all the different napkin ideas!

  5. Pretty winter table! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home! Happy New Year!

  6. Your table is beautiful and those cutely folder napkins are the adorable! I hope you had a wonderful New Year's Eve dinner! Ours was a no frills- just two of us. Best wishes for a great New Year!


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