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Excited to Ring in the New Year!

Happy New Year’s Eve! We are having a very small New Year’s Eve dinner and I am excited to ring in the New Year!

Excited to Ring in the New Year.

Can you believe it is the last day of 2021? It’s been such an interesting year. There is no doubt it has been challenging. But it has also brought a lot of new adventures and experiences. We are excited to ring in the New Year tonight with a quiet dinner at home. I can’t wait.

New Years Eve

New Year's Eve Dinner Party

It’s New Year’s Eve and Dave and I are staying home and having a very, very small New Year’s Eve dinner, maybe just for the two of us. We live very near the Rose Parade route and for years our New Year’s Eve consisted of meeting at a friend’s house for dinner and then walking and/or riding our bikes up and down the parade route.

It is a super fun evening. The floats are brought up from their build sites to the parade route around 9:00 pm. There are giant klieg lights lighting Orange Grove Boulevard and for hours the floats appear and line up for the next morning’s parade. Up until the moment they take their places, there are people working on the floats, adding the finishing touches.

If you have never been to the Rose Parade, it is an amazing experience. Every surface of the float must be covered in plant or flower material. Some of the floats are smaller, like the City floats, and some are really large and mechanical, like the Honda float.

One year, the Honda float was an animated 49-foot robot! Not only are the floats beautiful, but most also have music, and to no one’s surprise, they all smell amazing.

The fresh flowers are incredible.

This year the weather forecast predicts 39 degrees tonight which for us Southern Californians, feels like -50 degrees. I know, those of you living in cold climates think I am being ridiculous. But, we are considering staying in and having a quiet and maybe even romantic New Year’s Eve dinner, just the two of us.

I did set the table for six for this photo and there is a chance some of our closest friends will join us.

But I kinda hope it’s just the two of us.

Setting the New Year’s Eve Table

Ring in the New Year

I loved setting this table and I did include some of my Christmas decorations!

The plates are my Spode Gold Christmas Tree china, topped with some vintage gold and white salad plates. I also included my Glass Cut Christmas trees that I have had for years. The trees are gorgeous and use them all over the house.

Excited to Ring in the New Year.

I have collected vintage clock and watch faces for years and I love using them to celebrate the New Year. They add such a wonderful time element to the table!

The white rope candlesticks are homemade and the napkin holders are numbered which is perfect for the New Year’s countdown!

Excited to Ring in the New Year

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If you don’t have plans for tonight, consider setting a pretty table to toast to the New Year with your loved ones. The food can be super casual (and probably should be). Find some plates and fun decor to set a fun New Year’s Eve table.

Excited to Ring in the New Year.

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I did a new Amazon Live yesterday that is all about Everything You Need to Organize Your Holiday Decor. We have been dreading taking down our holiday decor but these items made it so much easier. and they are all very inexpensive!

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How I set my New Year’s Eve Party table …

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6 Responses

  1. Hello and Happy New Year. Just to make you feel a bit warmer our temp for tonight is -12. Everything this morning is covered in frost. It’s really very pretty. Have a salf a Happy New Year.

  2. Just discovered blog today! Everything is beautiful and placed together nicely.

    Thank you for taking the time to put all this together

    Have a wonderful Mew Year’s!!


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