New Year’s Eve for us always ends up being really amazing or really awful! One year we were in Berlin and I seriously remember like 10 minutes of the entire night, while another time we accidentally fell asleep in our pajamas, in our apartment (even though all our friends were only 2 blocks away waiting on us to arrive at our favorite bar!) and missed everything. For this NYE I wanted something romantic and low key that would still feel like a celebration! The only thing that threatened to ruin my “trunk picnic” plan was the immanent rain! Thankfully there was only the lightest of misting here in Nashville on NYE and we were able to enjoy our champagne toast at midnight ❤️
I decorated the trunk of my Jeep Latitude with a faux fur rug, disco ball, tinsel strands, a vintage picnic basket, roses, poppers, strawberries, champagne and macarons! I had everything set up so that the tailgate could open and close with everything inside! Watch the video below to see! (There was a LOT of scotch tape involved!)
While trying to find an alternate route to my office one day I discovered the perfect spot to watch fireworks over Nashville! We had a beautiful cityscape view on NYE, just long enough to catch the midnight barrage of fireworks before the fog set in.
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Even though this was the simplest NYE date ever I think it’s by far my favorite! Back in 2010 we did NYE in Nashville on Broadway, and I have to say, I don’t plan on doing that again! I love the idea of dressing to the nines and sipping champagne in your own living room, or at a quiet spot overlooking the brightly lit city, with those few special people who make life worth living. NYE is a time for reflection, celebration and thankfulness. It doesn’t have to be spent in Times Square, or attending Gorgeous at the Ritz, to feel like it was a successful one!
What’s the best NYE you ever had and what made it special?
I was totally floored to find out y’all liked my “Don’t Kill My Vibe” wallpaper so much in 2016 that you re-pinned it (As well as shared, Tweeted and Instagrammed it!) well over ONE MILLION times!!! Thank you so much for the love! Freebie wallpapers are one of my favorite things to make and seeing my creations appreciate to that level reminds me I’m not just blogging to outer space! Ya’ll are seriously the BEST!!!
In keeping with the Kitschy theme this season on the blog I created two Beverly Hills Hotel / Dorothy Draperinspired tech wallpapers to help us all ring in 2017! Who else believes this year will be amazing!? We have so much to work on as human beings, but we need to remember how far we’ve come and take a moment to stop and smell the roses.
Long press (from your device) or right click (from your computer) on either wallpaper to save and enjoy!
Which wallpaper do you want to use first?! I have the tigers on my screen right now but I think I’ll switch to the zebras next week! I can’t decide which I like better! 🙂
Amazon definitely gets the “best website of 2016” award from me because it has become invaluable in my daily life! I’ve cut down my trips to every shop I can think of thanks to Amazon! I buy 90% of everything online and probably 70% of that is from Amazon.
While choosing my NYE party theme I decided to try Amazon first just to see what I might find. Not surprisingly, most of what I needed was available through Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping! Which means I can order Monday or Tuesday and have it in plenty of time for this weekend!
Since I had such success with my party planning on Amazon I had to share my finds with y’all! It’s not too late to create your perfect NYE party in time for this weekend!
Glitter pumps $99, Sequin Cocktail dress $56, Faux Fur Stole $17, Photo Booth Props (55+ pcs) $15, Paper Straw Toppers $13, Hanging Paper Poms $18, Paper Straws $5, Metallic Mylar Photo Backdrop $7, Gold Foil Paper Fans $15, Paper Tassel Garland $10, Triangle Paper Banner $8, Gold Balloons (100 pcs) $15, Happy New Year Balloon Banner $10, Champagne Balloon set $8, Gold Paper Crowns (6 pcs) $5, Star Swizzle Sticks (12 pcs) $7.50, Multi-Piece Party Pack $28, Wall Decor Cut-Outs (24 pcs) $9, LED Mini Battery Lights $12, Wine Bottle Labels $8, Gold Mylar Squawkers $4
I love creating mock tableaus for inspiration when I’m planning a party. Even if I end up changing my outfit or party table layout, making a ‘practice’ run always gets my creative juices flowing! Today I’m sharing with you a little NYE party decor and outfit inspiration I shot last weekend at my house. Scroll to the end of the post for details on where I found all the pieces for the entire look. I hope you enjoy!