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Auld Lang Syne And New Year's Eve Tablescapes

Auld Lang Syne And New Year's Eve Tablescapes

Planning a New Year's Eve dinner party?  Great!  Wow your guests with inspiring tablescapes such as these--and do have a wonderful, wonderful party.

Glamorous, sophisticated, intrigue are all offered in this classic black and white theme.  The white masks and black attire are countered with white doves perched on the backs of chairs.  A white lace tablecloth, candles and candle stick holder are accentuated with the black runner.  A touch of the orient is found in the origami bird and soft pagoda-like shapes of the china ware. 

From Mumum Designs

From Mumum Designs

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When you're serving up the champagne, DON'T FORGET THE DESIGNATED DRIVERS.  Have virgin cocktails ready for them when they walk in the door!

Create a special pin for their lapels saying something fun like

"I'm a Designated Driver

Not Accepting Alcohol Tonight . . .

But I Do Accept Kisses!"

Just Family

Just Family

From My Home Ideas, a Toasting Table

From My Home Ideas, a Toasting Table

PartyCity.com

PartyCity.com

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Celebration At Home blog

Celebration At Home blog

For the recipe, go to The CurvyCarrot.com

For the recipe, go to The CurvyCarrot.com

From a blog called Cooking Book

From a blog called Cooking Book

It's difficult to say which tablescape is my favorite but I can say the next two really made it difficult . . . no, impossible to decide. But each gives wonderful tips on how to make many of the excellent detailed accents.

From Ciao! Newport Port Beach blogspot, the color theme is in silver:  

Ciao! Newport Beach Blogspot

Ciao! Newport Beach Blogspot

She created the place cards using mini silver picture frames.  You can probably find lovely mini fames in vintage and consignment shops.

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She "used 8" x 10" copies of clock faces. And, these simple glass plates...."

From Pizzazzerie, comes this stunning New Year's Eve "Midnight Blue" themed dinner party for the rooftop of a condominium.  And the place to be!! 

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Notice the details in the use of black-eye peas to hold the sparkle sticks.  Black-eye peas, in case you are not aware, is a traditional NYE serving for good luck.

Notice the details in the use of black-eye peas to hold the sparkle sticks.  Black-eye peas, in case you are not aware, is a traditional NYE serving for good luck.

Menu for the "Midnight Blue" theme dinner party designed by Pizzazzaerie

Menu for the "Midnight Blue" theme dinner party designed by Pizzazzaerie

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Of course, no NYE party is complete without the traditional singing of Auld Lange Syne (From the Wikipedia)

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne ?

CHORUS:

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely you’ll buy your pint cup !
and surely I’ll buy mine !
And we'll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine ;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine† ;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.

CHORUS

And there’s a hand my trusty friend !
And give me a hand o’ thine !
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS

WISHING YOU A VERY HAPPY New Year!

BE SAFE . . . BE HAPPY

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