When I think of NYE, ideas of sparkling, overly embellished outfits and decor immediately come to mind. My sister and I hosted a small party this year complete with a photobooth, signature cocktails, and plenty of decorations.
After getting some inspiration online for winter cocktail recipes, we came up with a unique recipe that was absolutely delicious. It’s sweet but not too sweet, and it makes a perfect punch because of its festive red color and perfect amount of fizz. Here’s how you can make it:
- 2 parts POM pomegranate juice
- 1 part Ciroc vodka
- 1 part pear nectar
- 1 part club soda
I suggest you start with a small batch, and adjust the amount of each ingredient to taste before filling your entire punch bowl. I always use Ciroc because it’s a higher quality vodka, so it tastes better. Garnish your champagne flutes with sparkly sugar (use some agave or honey to get it to stick) and finish it off with some fresh cranberries on a decorative pick. I got the sparkly pom pom picks you see in these photos from Party City.
A photobooth is one of the simplest additions for a party, and it always makes things so much more fun. For our NYE photobooth, I picked up props and a backdrop at Party City. I always like to stick to a color scheme for parties, so for New Year’s Eve, I used a lot of black, gold and silver.
Of course, no party is complete without some sweets! Serving simple snacks like The Popcorn Factory’s toffee almond popcorn is a simple way to make things festive. My sister went over and above this year by baking homemade cookies embellished with edible glitter and pearls. We also served a cheese platter and some cooked items like stuffed mushrooms and rice balls.
I wore a sequin dress from Nasty Gal, Michelle watch, Tiffany pretzel necklace and Shinymix earrings.
How did you spend your NYE?