Toast to 2020 in Style and Ritz

Published January 02, 2020

It’s hard to believe we will be ringing in 2020 in the days ahead.
For those of you with a little more energy to entertain, here are some nice ideas for hosting a New Year’s Eve Party.
Gather your friends and family together for a little holiday toast and celebrate the coming of the new wear.

Tuxedo cracker
This idea was done at a friend’s party last year and I thought it was fun. It’s a simple idea, but very elegant. You will require round soda crackers, a small round of brie cheese and black olives. All items should be available at your local grocery store.
Lay your crackers on a platter and set them aside. Cut your brie cheese in small wedges. Then carefully cut the wedge in half horizontally. This will result in a thinner wedge. Lay the wedges on the crackers. Using a sharp knife, cut your black olives to form the shirt collar. To make the buttons, use a very small piping cone or a straw.

Tinsel picks
This is a great idea for leftover tinsel garland from Christmas.
Cut the tinsel garland into small pieces approximately four-centimetres long. Wrap the tinsel pieces around one end of a wooden barbecue skewer and glue it with a glue gun.
Add these cute little picks to your cocktails and cupcakes on your new year’s buffet table.

LED lights
You can find these miniature little lights in most pharmacies and décor stores. Use them for adding a little extra light to areas you would like to decorate and brighten up. They are fabulous in fireplace garlands and small coffee tables where there are no lamps or ceiling lights. These light strands are also wonderful placed in clear jars and surrounded with fresh evergreens along the center of your dining table.

Toast the new year in style
This year serve your guests Champagne in flutes with style.
Sheets of black felt can be cut into pieces to make small, black bow ties.
Glue these bow ties to the front of your champagne flute. Add black self-adhesive dots (available at Michaels craft store) onto the fronts of the champagne flutes directly below the bow ties.

Barb Lunter is a freelance writer with a passion for home decor, entertaining and floral design. She also runs Blu Dog Staging & Redesign. You can find more information at