New Year Inspirational Quotes & 9 Party Ideas

A new year is approaching, and I’m one of those souls who always feel energized by the FRESH START. Whether 2019 treated you kindly or brought heartache, it surely kept bringing us all lessons and new wisdom. These New Year Inspirational Quotes & 9 Party Ideas are meant to inspire and encourage.

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New Year Inspirational Quotes as well as 9 Party Ideas.

If you’re in the mood for sillier quotes, plenty were shared in this post celebrating pets. πŸ™‚

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New Year Inspirational Quotes & 9 Party Ideas

I’ll be ringing in the new year with friends at a concert so if you host a party or attend a swell one, I’d love to hear about it. Many of these ideas would easily adapt to a birthday celebration, shower, or a shindig for no good reason.

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New Year Inspirational Quotes as well as 9 Party Ideas.
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1. Serve Small Bites for Brunch

What to serve? Well, what pairs well with champagne for you? Here are a few delicious prospects from around the web:

Pecan and Boursin stuffed Dates and Happy New Year - Imagelicious. New Year Inspirational Quotes as well as 9 Party Ideas.
Boursin Stuffed Dates – Imagelicious
Cheese and Tomato Tarts with a rich tomato ragu and creamy béchamel sauce encased in shortcrust pastry. The best vegetarian lunch! New Year Inspirational Quotes as well as 9 Party Ideas.
Tomato Cheese Tarts – KitchenSanctuary – New Year Inspirational Quotes as well as 9 Party Ideas.
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with Boursin is an easy, elegant 3-ingredient appetizer that ALWAYS gets rave reviews! #appetizer #easy #asparagus #prosciutto #3ingredients #easyrecipe #springappetizer #thatskinnychickcanbake
Proscuitto Wrapped Asparagus – ThatSkinnyChickCanBake

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TAKE AWAY: Party at noon rather than midnight.

There are no rules when it comes to how you decide to ring in the New Year or celebrate with your peeps. If brunch is more your style, do brunch. Put on your favorite music, bake a bundt or frosted cookies, and light a few candles. Bada boom.

2. Hello Lovely Bubbly Sweets Buffet

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Champagne Decorated Sugar Cookies – KraftyKreations2014 on Etsy

Whether you make them yourself or buy them (you can even order theme cookies online now!), champagne and time-related cookies are a fun treat to serve.

Ever wondered how to ice cookies this way (the technique is called flooding)? Let’s dig in and learn in a just a couple of minutes!

Aren’t these cuties festive and understated at the same time?

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Bubbly Champagne Cupcakes – New Year Inspirational Quotes as well as 9 Party Ideas.
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TAKE AWAY: Decorate homemade or pre-made cupcakes with these bubbles!

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3. Black Tie Affair

Whether yours is an informal New Year’s Eve or not, think of the smiles these snacks might bring!

TAKE AWAY: Here’s the secret behind that black tie.

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4. Stick With a TIMELY Theme

Create a playlist that recalls time – there are just sooooo many songs that do. Here’s a fav that may stir up memories for you..watch and be transported back to the 80s…

Of course, that tune may trigger more tears than cheers so turn up Morris Day instead (I see them every year in concert now!)

Don't let time run out! These fun chocolate covered Oreo Cookie Clocks are perfect for your New Years Party! New Year Inspirational Quotes as well as 9 Party Ideas.
Sweet Cookie Clocks
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TAKE AWAY: Save TIME and create these decadent non-bake clocks

Wilton Silver Sugar Pearl Sprinkles, 4.8 oz.
Silver Sugar Pearls
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5. Fringe-tastic Backdrop

There are so many cool decorating ideas, and you may have luck starting HERE to get your creative juices flowing.

If your Christmas decor disappears on December 26th – here’s a simple idea to decorate for a New Year’s Eve party.

TAKE AWAY: Just add shimmer!

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6. Marshmallow Starry Wonder

Kids of all ages appreciate a magic wand when it is this delicious.

Marshmallowtini: 2 Ways!

Have you ever made a marshmallow tini? These sound delish.

#1

Secret to that yummy rim? Rim martini glasses with marshmallow fluff, then dip in graham cracker crumbs!

#2

TAKE AWAY: Sweeten the party menu and shake it up with delicious (and fat free) marshmallowy goodness.

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7. Super Easy Silver & Gold

Here is a silvery centerpiece alternative to fresh flowers that is refreshingly simple and reflectively lovely!

TAKE AWAY: Use a secret stabilizer to anchor candles.

Just when you thought you had seen every version of puppy chow, there’s this impossibly elegant gold variety…

Have you ever used edible gold stars???

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8. TIPSY Truffles (to Serve or For Favors)

How about a slightly tipsy truffle to serve with those marshmallow-tinis? It only takes 1 minute to learn the method:

There’s something about the idea of vegan chocolate truffles that simply sparks my imagination. Think of all the possible toppings to pair with a good chocolate! Beautiful AND tasty.

A variety of homemade chocolate truffles. This vegan dark chocolate truffle recipe is so easy and makes the perfect edible gift.
Vegan Chocolate Truffles

But which chocolate?

Guittard Bittersweet Chocolate
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9. Ultimate Graze for Holidaze

Oh, gurrrrrl, you know I love to graze!

Beautiful colorful cheese boards and charcuterie platters with wine by Hello Lovely Studio
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Simple cheese, charcuterie, and graze boards make for simple casual entertaining with next to no stress.

No matter what you call your boards of glory (cheese boards, cheese platters, charcuterie boards, or graze boards), it’s all lovelyspeak to me! What could be easier than assembling your favorite cheeses, nibbles, and nuts and then serving them casually with wine, cocktails, or alcohol-free punch? Punch? Find my easiest family eggnog punch recipe in THIS STORY.

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Let the Nosh Live Large as Decor

Beautiful colorful charcuterie and cheese platters with apples and pears by Hello Lovely Studio
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Rustic wood boards are easy to find everywhere, and here are some lovely olive wood options:

How simple can you keep the shindig? You can even skip a fancy floral arrangement and spring for a branch in an old jar. This branch is from the burning bush just outside our front door.

Still life with vintage door, apple, pear, and aqua bottle with branch by Hello Lovely Studio
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 Secrets Behind a Beautiful Cheese Board

1. PLATTER MATTERS. Select a beautiful board or three.

Shop for new wood or marble boards or trays with a smooth surface.

2. CHOOSE THE CHEESE. Decide on a few different varieties of cheese, charcuterie, fruits, nuts, crackers, etc.

In terms of cheese, there are honestly no rules you must abide by beyond simply choosing what you love. If a stinky cheese gives you a headache, do not consider it! I love fruit-studded cheeses, and it doesn’t hurt that they add a great variety of color. As for charcuterie, I love the ease of pre-sliced coppa, proscuitto, and salami.

3. SLICE THE LOVELY. Slice some of the strawberries, pears, charcuterie, and cheese.

If there’s any secret at all, it’s this: leave some of the fruit and cheese whole, and also slice some of it. A few strawberry, fig and pear slices will add interest and beauty to the board. Slice the charcuterie thinly (if it didn’t pre-sliced) and dice some of the cheese into bite-size chunks. Simply style apples and pears on the table around the board for color and added beauty. Prepare the grapes: with kitchen shears, cut the stems for small individual bunches.

4. JOYFULLY ASSEMBLE! Artfully arrange ingredients on the board.

Begin with the largest items (cheese, meats, crackers) and then fill in, paying attention to what pleases your eye as far as color. Have fun with it!

Colorful tablescape with cheese boards and wine by Hello Lovely Studio
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Serving wine with this delish? I like to leave choosing wines to Martha Stewart Wine Co

Beautiful cheese boards and wine on a white farmhouse table by Hello Lovely Studio
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* Cheese Fest Shopping List *

Wine – (let Martha Stewart pick ’em!)

Triple creme brie, cow’s milk

Longhorn Colby – cow’s milk

Chèvre – goat milk

Canadian Cheddar – cow’s milk

Parmigiano Reggiano – unpasteurized cow’s milk

Wensleydale with Cranberries – cow’s milk

Peppered Salami, SalamiCoppaProscuitto

Kalamata olives, green olives, red and green grapes,
dried cranberries, pears, strawberries, blueberries, figs

Roasted peanuts, Smoked almonds

Assorted gluten-free crackers

Peaceful vignette with vintage door, branch, and farmhouse table with cheese and wine by Hello Lovely Studio
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I swear I am not insane and think anyone is going to throw together a New Year’s Eve bash in the next 3 days…so BE SURE TO PIN THIS TO YOUR HOLIDAY and QUOTE BOARDS AND TAKE A WHOLE YEAR TO GATHER IDEAS FOR 2020!

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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6 Comments

  1. December 28, 2019 / 7:29 am

    Thanks for the beautiful inspiring quotes today Michele! I think 20 more hugs every day is a good new year’s resolution!

    • Michele
      Author
      December 28, 2019 / 3:31 pm

      It’ll be tricky for me both days, but I agree! πŸ™‚ Happy New Year, lovely.

  2. Joanna
    December 29, 2019 / 4:40 pm

    As we enter a new decade, we should strive to live life to the fullest every day. And, yes hug more!

    2020 = perfect vision hmmm πŸ€”

    • Michele
      Author
      December 29, 2019 / 10:17 pm

      Glad you agree – 2020 is such a nice number! πŸ™‚ Happy New Year’s Eve’s Eve Eve.

  3. Fitoru mct
    January 25, 2020 / 3:18 am

    I love reading inspirational quotes. Whenever I feel down, I look for inspirational quotes that can uplift my spirit and motivate me to go further.

    • Michele
      Author
      January 25, 2020 / 8:40 am

      Words are so powerful, and I’m so glad we can fill the internet with uplifting ones. Thanks for reading.

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