It's almost time to ring in 2011. If you're like me, you're over the super expensive club parties. It'll probably be just as much fun to get everyone together at home. If so, here are some ideas to help ring in the New Year. Most of us spent so much time and energy putting Christmas together. Let's relax a little with New Years.
If you want to have a carefree New Years Eve and don't feel like cooking, pick up a few platters. I love the nuggets from Chic Fil-A. I've found that the nuggets go further than tenders. Here are some other ideas.
- If you're having a small group, make it a potluck.
- You can order pizza and have it cut into squares. Put it on a white serving dish. Looks great.
- Go to your favorite warehouse superstore and pick up little bites that you only have to heat up.
People have eaten so heavy for Christmas, you can serve heavy hors d'oeuvre for New Years. Order the nuggets for the kids and let them have their own party in the basement or upstairs.
After midnight, cook up eggs with cheese and baked french toast. Baked french toast is my Favorite! Here's the recipe from Paula Deene
I love this drink. I call it Cranberry Goodness. I never measure anything, so change the ingredients to your liking.
1/4 Vodka (make it a good one. My fave is Grey Goose)
Top off with Cranberry Juice
Trust me. Yummy. I'm sure that someone came up with this a long time ago, but I started drinking it based on ingredients in front of me.
As I've mentioned before, my new favorite bubbly is Barefoot Moscato Bubbly. Not too sweet, not too bitter. Try that or the Rose'. It's great for those that find traditional Champagne too bitter.
Eat! Drink! Have a great time! Play spades, Poker, and Wii. Set your playlist in advance. Say goodbye to 2010 with fun.
Oh and for the kids. Make a playlist and set out a bunch of games for the kids. Give them their own space and let em loose. Don't forget to have someone check in on them every once in a while.
Beverly Hills Housewives Sidenote
Umm did any of you see that Camille sent a "termination" text to Kyle saying that they wouldn't be using Mauricio anymore. Ok. I know that you're mad, but that was so classless. Keep business, business. I'm sorry that Kelsey treated her like yesterday's newspaper, that had to hurt bad, but that doesn't excuse childlike behavior. Also, did the behavior of the real Allison DuBois affect your desire to watch the TV show Medium that is based on her? She needs to lay off of the juice.