Thursday, January 1, 2015

Ringing in the New Year

Happy New Year!

These days I welcome a quiet New Year's Eve celebration. As we do with most holidays, our good friends, The Bradford's, came over to celebrate and ring in 2015. Molly and I worked up some decorations to make things extra festive (using my PSA Essentials Peel & Stick stamps, of course!)  The real topper of the evening was the fireworks show by Mr. Matt and Mike. I was a bit nervous (which translated to my children) but soon we all relaxed and it was phenomenal. We watched the 2014 ball drop at 8:45 and called it a night by 9:30.  My kind of New Year's Eve - the perfect combo of fun and quiet!

Molly and I made some personalized charms for champagne flutes. Easy to do -- I stamped the champagne glasses from Mr. & Mrs. Peel & Stick stamps by PSA Essentials onto gift tags. We colored in the champagne with a gold sharpie and then wrote everyone's names. I found New Year's Resolution fill-in cards that were a lot of fun to do together around the table.  While we were stamping, we also made cupcake toppers.

I've seen a lot of decorated balloons on Pinterest lately. People are painting balloons, dipping them in confetti, stuffing them with confetti, there are so many ideas I want to try. I tried to recreate some ideas with stamps.  I admit I haven't perfected this yet! But from afar, it looked like polka dot balloons. 

Now for some party photos! Molly and I got all dressed up for no reason other than we like to dress up. I served the girls sparkling apple juice in champagne glasses and they thought it was SO cool. 

Time for fireworks and sparklers! It was met with apprehension from my kiddos at first.

What a truly perfect New Year's Eve celebration with our family. 

Happy New Year! 

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