2015 started off much smoother this year than the previous one with an elegant shindig at our place. At our 2014 NYE party, several partygoers ended up nursing a case of the flu the following week, including Greg. Being in good health this time instantly put all of us in good cheer!
Dress Code: all came dressed to the nines. The gents sported jackets or vests & ties while the ladies sparkled in cocktail dresses & bright-hued gowns.
Food: I popped some potato skins in the oven along with smores brownies & set out a shrimp tray. My generous friends supplied the remaining dishes, including barbeque chicken wings & Italian meatballs. Most years, I opt for a theme with the hors d’oeuvres relating, but with everyone volunteering their efforts, we all went for favorite foodies to share with everyone! & of course, we offered a champagne toast to our guests just before midnight.
Games: I created a fortune game, encouraging each guest to write down a fortune to be pulled out of a bowl at random after midnight. Guests could write one for a specific person (with no guarantee they’d get it). The answers ranged from sweet to funny, including ones like “Taylor Swift will write a #1 hit song about you this year” and “you will become engaged this year!” We thoroughly enjoyed unwrapping the creative fortunes & they helped us all look forward to the fun we shall have in 2015!
Cover photo C/O of Martha Dahl at Essence Photography by Martha.