New Year’s Eve is a time for celebrating the New Year and the new beginnings to come. It is a time for reminiscing on the years’ past and having a glorious time with your loved ones and friends. Provided here is a four-step guide to help you cheers to the last night of the year and guarantee a perfect New Year’s Eve celebration!
Step 1: What to Eat
Provided here are some pre-party nibbles to enjoy before your glorious night out:
The first, recipe is a beautifully delicious Cranberry Salsa equipped with creamy cheese and spicy jalapeno peppers, serve with a side of crackers and enjoy this unique appetizer dip.View Full Recipe Here: Cranberry Salsa
Another glorious finger food to delve into, are these lovely Shrimp Taco Bites. They will be all finished before you can even set the tray down for your lady friends.View Full Recipe Here: Shrimp Taco Bites
And don’t forget something to satisfy that sweet tooth! These adorable New Year’s Ball Drop cupcakes are too cute to pass up. Learn to whip up these cupcakes here: New Year’s Ball Drop Cupcakes.
Step 2: What to Drink
And don’t forget the essentials for the PERFECT New Year’s Eve celebration… the sparkling wine! We, of course have glorious recommendations for you.
The 2004 Carneros Cuvée is our most exceptional option to sip while getting ready with your girlfriends. This sparkler has been aged for 9 years so you get that smooth, toasty finish. Your girlfriends will be thankful you’ve decided to share with them.
And for the party, bring a magnum sized bottle of Gloria Ferrer’s Sonoma Brut. This 1.5 Liter bottle is not only impressive, but it’s large enough to keep the party going at least until midnight!
Step 3: What to Wear
When it comes to New Year’s Eve, we know that sparkles will never go out of style. As Kate Spade said, “playing dress-up begins at age five and never truly ends.” So don’t be afraid to throw on that shimmery dress, express yourself, and have a little festive fun! We thought these dresses were a perfect example of alluring class and flirty fun.
Step 4: How to Celebrate
We know that you all have glorious plans out on the town or at a sophisticated party, but here are some interesting New Year’s Eve traditions from cultures around the world that you may want to make your own:
- In Spain, it is tradition to eat 12 grapes one at a time as the clock strikes twelve. If you succeed, you will bring in good luck for the New Year.
- In Japan, it is an ancient Buddhist belief that ringing their bells a total of 108 times brings in cleanness. They also believe that putting on a sparkling smile at the stroke of midnight will bring in good luck.
- In Romania, the country’s residents toss their spare coins into the river for good fortune.
- In Scotland, citizens believe that the first person to enter their home in the New Year must bring in a gift for good luck!
And remember when coming up with your New Year’s resolution, Socrates said it best, “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”
Cheers and Happy New Year!