This New Year’s Eve tablescape is a blast from the past that I want to share with you again. New Years Eve always comes and goes without much fanfare in our home. After the festivities of Christmas Eve and Christmas Eve we are pretty much all in so we prefer to keep it low key and stay home. Of course that doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty of goodies to munch on. Honestly at this point we haven’t felt an actual hunger pang in days, but we’re still ready to celebrate.
In recent years many have strayed from the traditional color palette of holidays New Year’s Eve included. However, I’m rather fond of the typical black/white/silver/gold combo and decided to stay with it. I picked it up the black tablecloth at Meijer’s a couple of years ago and it is a staple. I didn’t look at the size just the price. For $3.75 I knew I’d find a way to make it work no matter what the size. It’s round and makes a nice overlay on my dining room table and would probably just fit the square table in the kitchen.
I kept out a few silver baubles from Christmas and piled a few on a silver pillar candle holder. Then I sat it on top of a black cake stand and added a feather. At the base of the stand I wrapped a piece of shimmery silver fabric and tucked in a few faux crystals for a little extra bling.
On either side of the centerpiece I placed my super versatile glass cylinders. In the bottom I poured in some black vase filler and added a few silver and white ornaments.
This crystal clock is at least 15 years old and I pretty much use it only for decorative purposes. It fit the theme perfectly. A few taper holders subbed as candy holders, gotta love those Hershey’s kisses!
The place setting is a repeat from one of my past Christmas tables with the exception of the black flutes. Black and white pieces are so versatile and I use them often. My original plan was to use all black napkins but I could only find three. So two white and two black it was. Naturally after I had taken the pictures I found the other napkin. That was surely my sign to become more organized this year.
Now for the menu.
Italian Sausage Wontons – I browned the sausage with chopped red and green peppers, and onions. My wonton rolling skills leave a bit to be desired but they were yummy nonetheless. I served them with a bit of sweet and sour sauce on the side.
Spinach and Artichoke Dip – the classic appetizer that’s quick, easy and budget friendly. Here is a link to the recipe. This time I left out the chicken and served it with chips instead of in pie form.
Buffalo Chicken Dip – I’m quite sure I need to get back on my cholesterol medication after this one. This baby is super high in fat. I used the recipe I found here . This was served with tortilla chips also.
One of the most fun munchies was the repurposed dessert. Samara made Mini Banana Split Cheesecakes for Christmas and here they are again in micro-mini form. I cut a couple of them into small chunks and spooned them into small glasses. Added a dollop of whipped creamed and a cherry on top. Tah -dah!!!
Enjoy the holiday, and party responsibily!
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