Posts in the ‘New Years’ Category
If you are looking for a last minute New Year's Eve appetizer, I've got the perfect one. These puff pastry pizzas are quick to make (10 minutes to prep, 15 minutes to bake) and they are super delicious!
They taste like mini pizzas with the added fluffiness and richness of puff pastry.
PUFF PASTRY PIZZA
- 2 roma tomatoes sliced thin
- fresh mozzerella
- fresh basil
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan - we used a three cheese mix (fontina, asiago, and parmesan) from Wholefoods
- olive oil
- 1 package puff pastry dough
- salt and pepper
Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut puff pastry into 2" x 3" rectangles.
Brush with a light coat of olive oil. Use a fork to polk about 8 - 10 holes in the center of the pastry where you are going to place the tomato slice.
Add your thin slices of tomato.
Add slices of mozzarella.
Add about a half turn of pepper, and a pinch of salt over the mozzarella.
Sprinkle grated parmesan on top.
Add thin slices of fresh basil.
Drizzle with olive oil.
Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
Since it's almost New Year's, I'm serving mine with champagne shooters made with champagne, a touch of cranberry juice, and a blackberry for garnish. They're not only pretty, they're yummy!
Have a wonderful New Year's Eve! I look forward to sharing parties, recipes, crafts and all that great stuff with you in 2013!!
I do believe "The best is yet to come!" So I'm very excited to be giving away this set of FREE New Year's printables from Ana at Love Party Printables. What a way to start the year!
And here's something extra special about this collection. Ana has included a printable 2013 calendar (yep, that's it above) that would make a great party favor or New Year's gift. Just print it out, roll it up, tie it with a pretty ribbon, and you're all set.
The printable collection includes: invitations, tented cards, blank tented cards, straw flags, favor tags, labels, napkin rings, party circles, water bottle labels, a cake topper, a "The Best is Yet to Come" banner, and 2013 printable calendar!
Here's the whole collection...
And here are the individual files...
Not only is Christmas right around the corner, but so is New Year's Eve. If you're hoping to welcome in 2013 in style, have I got the printable collection for you from Pick.Print.Party. I love how elegant and luxurious this "Hello 2013" collection is!
The set includes: invitations, table signs, folding tented cards, water bottle labels, square tags, drink flags, and a "Happy New Year" banner.
DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILES FOR PRINTING
Here are the individual files...
And for New Year's party inspiration, check out all these gorgeous New Year's parties on our site.
I've been trying to teach my daughter, Lainey, how days, weeks, and months all fit together, and I have to say, it's a lot to absorb.
So for the New Year, I thought I would get her a calendar, so she can see for herself. Then I found these free calendars and started printing them out.
First, I printed out this Doodle Monthly Calendar which I added pictures of her to. I'm planning to keep it on the fridge so she can look at it, touch it, read it... whatever she wants. I find she learns the best that way, and if it gets messed up, I can print a new one. Cute, right?
I also printed out this kid and parent calendar so she can start to see all the upcoming events in her life, because as a kid, it's so important to know what's around the corner. For Lainey, I can tell it definitely gives her a sense of control.
She loved it, too, and helped me glue on the cute little labels this calendar comes with for playdates, doctor's appointments, vacations, etc. Now she can count the days to her friends' birthday parties.
As you know, I'm obsessed with my HP printer, so any new project I find, especially with photos, I'm game. Maybe calendar birthday gifts for my parents this year?
We're giving away three collections of free New Year's printables, and our readers have also sent in these two collections for me to share...
If you love chevron, check out these free gray chevron printables from Brandy of Simply Creative Insanity.
The collection includes: New Year's resolution place cards (love this idea!), wine gift tags, fold over food labels, drink flags, and an adorable "Keep Calm" 8x10.
And here's another playful chevron collection, this time in black and white, from Jennifer at BellaGrey Designs. Jennifer's collection includes: 8x10 subway art, food labels, party circles, and a "Happy New Year" banner.
Thank you, Brandy and Jennifer, for sharing your designs with our readers. And happy celebrating, everyone!
If you're looking for some creative and exciting ideas to bring to your New Year's Eve party, here are my favorites (Click on the images to see more)...
How impressed would your guests be if you served them champagne cupcakes! If you're looking for a great recipe check this one out from Sprinkle Bakes, and for the easy version, take a look at what Betty Crocker has baked up.
BLACK AND WHITE DAMASK
An easy way to make a statement and add some style, is to use black and white damask. How about buying some cheap black and white damask fabric and using it as a table cloth, a table runner, or as part of a backdrop...
Plus, add these free damask printables to finish off the look.
GOLD AND SILVER
Add a few pieces of gold and silver to pump up the glam and to let people know that this is no small celebration (even if it is a small celebration :)).
Adding tuxedos and top hats will add a touch of sophistication and whimsy to your party.
Here are some free retro printables that will add a festive 1920's feel to your party.
FREE PRINTABLE NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION CARDS
How about asking your guests to write down their New Year's resolutions? Just print these cards out and pass them around. Good conversation starter, don't you think?
We've got more New Year's party printables to share with you. If you need to add a little vintage flair to your party, this "fun and fancy" set designed by Betsy from B.Nute Productions is for you!
The collection includes: invitations, "Happy New Year" banner, tented cards, party circles, and party labels.
DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILE FOR PRINTING
Thank you, Betsy for designing such a whimsical collection for us. To learn more about Betsy and see all her festive designs, check out her company, B.Nute Productions.
New Year's is right around the corner, so I thought I'd highlight some of my favorite New Year's items from our vendors on Etsy. I love the New Year because I'm always excited about what's to come.
Check out these wonderful items by such talented people...
I asked her to do a tutorial to prove it. She had actually just posted one on her blog and generously said I could repost it, so maybe she wasn't lying. Hmmmm... :) Here's what Dawn had to say...
When Jillian asked me to share with her readers how I made these fun paper snowflakes from our Rockin' New Year's Eve Party, I was more than happy to oblige! They are easy to make, crazy budget-friendly, and you can mix and match colors and patterns for any party decor.
This tutorial starts with an 8 1/2" by 11" sheet of paper that will get cut down to a square sheet of paper, so if you choose, you can make snowflakes from any size square of paper just start at step 2 once you've folded your square in half.
Supplies to make one snowflake:
8 sheets of paper NOT cardstock
1. Take one sheet of paper, fold the bottom edge to the left edge and crease.
2. Cut off the top strip to make a square.
3. Fold top corner down.
4. Rotate almost half way.
6. Open completely, folded crease-side down.
7. Fold the smallest flaps in, overlapping each other and tape, then turn over.
9. Fold the largest flaps in, overlapping each other and tape. This is how it should look from the side.
10. Staple or tape 8 pieces together.
11. Staple in a ring by stapling the center points together.
12. Punch a hole in the top point and string through with fishing line. Voila!
Okay, Dawn, you've proved your point. :) They are lovely! Thank you so much for sharing.
To learn more about Dawn, check out her blog, Not Just a Mommy, where she shares tips and trends on entertaining, event planning, and lifestyle. Also take a look at all her gorgeous parties on our main site. She has thrown some great one!