Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Real Party: New Year's Eve

Our New Year's Eve Party this year was a blast.  I did not want it to end! Lots of fun details to share...
I love the way the table looked! The centerpiece was really fun & easy to make and definitely had that 'wow' factor! 
The food was quite simply amazing.  My girlfriends and I decided on the theme -- mini comfort foods -- quite awhile ago and divided up the work. 
 My beef & cheddar sliders and Katie's mini pizzas
 Drea's mac & cheese cups and Lindsay's mashed potato bar
Lindsay's mini corn dogs and Leslie's poutine and grilled cheese sandwiches

 For desserts, we stuck with the mini theme. 
I made some cake pops, and Drea made mini cupcakes -- champagne and red velvet flavored. 

I made some little signs for the two bars. 

We had some glowsticks, which made for really fun dancing pictures. 

I finally got to make a photo booth, which I have been wanting to incorporate into a party for a long long time.  Ours was simple, just a sheet, NYE banner, and some props.  Our best prop was the little white board.  The writing on the white board became sassier and sassier as midnight approached. ;) The photo booth was definitely a hit!  
Thank you Drea for donating your old NYE hats!

And lastly, my party favors...
Blueberry muffins for people to eat for breakfast the next morning, with a little tag on the bottom. 

Inspiration for the party came from lots of places...including some of my favorite blogs: 
My tags, signs, and labels are from TomKat Studio
My centerpiece was inspired by this post by Kelly of WH Hostess and The Party Dress
The food theme was inspired by this post by of Stephanie of Couture Parties
Drea's champagne cupcakes were inspired by this post by Shauna Younge of Shauna Younge Dessert Tables
The muffin favors were inspired by this post by Chris at Celebrations at Home.  


  1. Such adorable ideas!!!! It all looks delicious :-)

  2. mmmm.... all that food looks delicious! I love the idea of a mashed potato bar - seriously, who doesn't love mashed potatoes?!?! Such a great set up!

    Happy New Year!

    CK Events

  3. Yummy - all the food looks amazing - mini corn dogs?! I love a good photo booth, as well. Also - the centerpiece is amazing, I WILL be borrowing that idea!

  4. Looks like one awesome party! Mashed potato bar!, what an awesome idea!!! The food looked delish!

  5. Beautiful job! Love the layout and love those labels! Happy 2011 to you!!

  6. Looks so yummy and fun! Love the tiny foods!

  7. I think I'm going to have to still the mac n cheese idea. I've had some of the stars in my pantry for about 4 years. Did you bake the mac n cheese in the stars, are cook it and then put them in?