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Your Guide to a Low Key New Years Eve

I think we all know this NYE is going to be a lot more chill than years past, so I wanted to make a little guide for you in hopes that you are celebrating just making it through this shit show of a year.

Set the vibe:

Create a bar situation to set the mood for the evening with drinks or snacks, whichever you prefer to style! Anything to make it look like it's not just another night at home. I love using this gorgeous tray from Grace Bell Art for get togethers at our house. It's perfect for serving drinks or snacks! My champagne flutes and glass shaker are some other favorites to whip out for guests.

You can also create your own photo backdrop with these cute gold stringed stars and add some photo props to make the photoshoot more exciting.

*I am currently selling the black sequin dress above on Poshmark if you're interested!

Create a Special Cocktail:

For some festive cocktail ideas check out my 9 Holiday Cocktail Recipes blog post! This Rosemary Pear Sparkler pictured below is delicious. I highly recommend!

Rosemary Pear Sparkler✨

+ 1/2 cup water

+ 1/2 cup honey

+ 1 sprig rosemary

+ 2 pears pureed

+ prosecco

Bring water and honey to a boil. Remove from heat + add rosemary sprig. Let seep for 2 hours. Remove rosemary sprig and chill in refrigerator. Add 1 oz of syrup + 1 oz of pear puree to champagne glass. top off with champagne or prosecco + garnish with a rosemary sprig.

Eat for Good Luck:

Texas Caviar is a dip that is known for bringing you good luck in the new year, and we could use some extra luck after the year we've had. This is super easy to make! I don't usually follow an exact recipe...just chop everything up and throw it in a bowl, add the dressing and mix it! Go light on the dressing at first, because you can always add more. Sometimes it gets soggy if its sitting in too much liquid.

Ingredients needed:

+ Black Eyed Peas

+ Black Beans

+ Jalapeño

+ Green Pepper

+ Red Pepper or Tomato

+ Red Onion

+ Green Onion

+ Corn

+ Cucumber

+ Cilantro

+ Italian Dressing

*Most people add tomatoes, but I'm not a fan so I use red pepper instead.

Dress Up or Dress Down:

Each photo is linked to the item/website!

Happy Holidays!

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