One of my friends and I have often talked about spending New Year's Eve with our husbands at a really swanky hotel party. You know, one of those spots where they have a swell New Year's Eve package. . . a great meal, cocktails, dancing to a live band and a toast at midnight. Oh, yes, and you DRESS UP in fancy clothes, too!
So far, we've not pulled that plan off, however, we still know how to have a great time on New Year's Eve! For instance, this year we are gathering at our home, along with another friend and her husband. We are going to have dinner followed by games!!
The goal is to make it very casual. . . without a lot of effort. That's good, cuz I have a very low supply of "effort" left at this time of the year.
I'm not totally sure what food will actually end up on the buffet line tonight, but I do know I asked one of them to fix a batch of her amazing potato soup!!! She also has some outstanding Osceola Missouri Cheese that she is donating to the cause. The other friend says she has a ham bone that needs to be combined with beans. . . .OMG . . . ham and beans . . . what a treat. She's also bringing artichoke dip....the kind that is baked! I love that stuff! I have left over ham and turkey sandwich meat from our daughter's RN party a couple of weeks ago. . . it's OK. . . it's been frozen!! I thought we'd make some sandwiches with that! I'm also fixing a raw veggie plate. . . and a couple of quick and easy desserts. That's it!! So simple and so easy!
The best part will be what we do after we eat. . . .I bought a Mexican Train Domino set today. I have no idea how to play that, but I'm sure we'll figure it out. My husband wants to play cards. . . that's good, too!
So, it looks like our little celebration is pretty much planned. While I picked up a few items at the store, including a bottle of Asti for our own special toast, THE STONE RABBIT selected some party hats for us to wear!!
I love his taste!!! He thought the guys would enjoy the simple style like the one he's sporting. . . and he KNEW I would love the PINK pointy one to his right!! He also got a few more pointy ones just in case Marian and Bonnie would like one, too! :) I'm seeing a swell group photo op!! :)
Remember, it's really fun to wear a pointy party hat!!!
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