Wednesday, December 31, 2008

It's New Year's Eve Y'all!



If I am being perfectly honest, New Year's Eve is not exactly one of my favorite holidays. When I was younger, there was so much pressure to find that perfect date...as I got older, it was annoying and gross kissing strangers--just because it was New Year's Eve...now, it is almost scary with people shooting off guns at midnight and the drunken crazy people on the streets. So...hmm, what to do on New Years Eve?


For me, it's all about the The Time's Square Ball, a champagne toast, and singing Auld Lang Syne.

My mother-in-law gave me this lovely 2009 New Year's Eve Ball Snow Globe, by Waterford, as a Christmas gift. It plays Auld Lang Syne.
What a tradition!...Americans have been watching the ball drop in Time's Square since 1907.
Well, you know it's not New Year's Eve without a champagne toast. Sipping champagne is a festive way to commemorate the New Year. You don't have to serve expensive champagne--just some bubbly to make a toast! Remember, you should never tap the goblet with flatware to announce your toast. Also, the clinking of goblets is an etiquette faux pas!...Simply raise your goblet in the air in front of you. Drink responsibly and have a designated driver!

Y'all know I have to give you a couple of ideas for gifting on this festive evening! If you are entertaining guests, why not give them a cute little gift of champagne? Use a four-pack box and fill it with a split of champagne, two inexpensive champagne goblets, some party horns, black shred, and ribbon.




If you are in a hurry and forgot to get a gift for your hostess, just take a can of the Southern favorite New Year's Day food--Black Eyed Peas...wrap in cello and attach a party blower...voila, you are set!

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot? And auld lang syne?...

This evening, I'll be lifting my Waterford champagne goblet with a toast that we may all have a wonderful and blessed New Year! Don't forget to open up the front door of your home at midnight to let the old year out and the new year in...it's a Southern thing y'all!

24 comments:

Miss Linda said...

Happy New Year, Miss Janice!

Bo said...

Hi Miss Janice...I learn something nice from you everytime I come by for a visit...that's a new one on me for the opening of the door to let the old year out & the new year in...I like that! Happy New Year... ;-) Bo

Rue said...

Good morning Miss Janice :)

Beautiful gift ideas! I have never heard of that New Years tradition, but I know this year I'll be opening up that door ;)

Happy New Year!
rue

Preppy 101 said...

Oh, Miss Janice, I love this post!! Happy 2K9 to you and yours!! I will be toasting you at 12 :-)

Lady Katherine said...

I just love your great ideas for hostess gifts! The champagne is so great all the four pack with the glass,and ribbon! Now we can't do without the blackeyed peas! I got to send hubby out to pick turnip greens, for the money. lol
HAPPY NEW YEAR

salmagundi said...

I'm not much of a New Year's celebration person either. I've never heard of opening the door at midnight. Guess the old year will just have to find its own way out, I will probably be asleep!! Happy New Year to you and yours. Sally

Melissa Miller said...

Have a happy and blessed New Year Miss Janice!

Susan said...

Happy New Year... see you in 2009!

Liz said...

Miss Janice! I hope you have a wonderful New Year. I am looking for to learning more from you this year!

Many Blessings!
~Liz

P.S. Super cute ideas for hostess gifts. Thanks!

Teresa Jane said...

Miss Janice,
Happy New Year to you and Mr. K. Mr. JD and I will be watching the ball drop with a coke. Is that ok? (heh) Wish we could bring it in together. Y'all have a good one.
BFF Teresa Jane

laurie said...

Born and raised in the South and I've never heard of opening the door to let the old out and bring in the new year. The older I get, the less likely I am to still be awake when the clock strikes midnight. I love that waterford ball snow globe! Wishing you and yours a wonderful 2009! laurie

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

I just love the blackeyed peas gift idea, that's so cute!
Valerie

ceekay said...

Oh my goodness...that waterglobe is fantastic. Happy New Year!!

Tootsie said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Happy New Year Janice!! Lovely ideas you have posted for hostess gifts. Thank you.

Blessings,

Sher

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Miss Janice,
Thanks for your helpful gift ideas.
I went back to a couple of your posts, since I've been gone, and your tablescape is stunning! I love the colors, dishes and centerpiece.
If I could ask, where did you find the coasters for your glasses and how did you personalize the glasses?
Happy New Year!

Nancy said...

Happy New Year, Miss Janice! It has been a pleasure getting to know you through blogging!
Those are great gift ideas! Love the black eyed peas idea!
Blessings to you in 2009, Nancy

Tammy B said...

Happy New Year, Miss Janice! Keep up the good work.

A Hint of Home said...

Thanks so much for the info. I'll have to pick up some of those coasters, as we have a World Market here and I have gold chargers.

justabeachkat said...

Hi Miss Janice!

Thanks for visiting me. I hope you'll come again...you're always welcome. I love meeting other bloggers. I've sure enjoyed my visit here to your lovely blog. Gosh, what a cute and creative hostess idea. Sure wish I had a can of peas and a party horn since we have a New Year's Day casual dinner to attend later this afternoon. I'll keep that in mind for next year....

I pray for you a wonderful, fun, healthy, memory making and blessed 2009

Hugs!
Kat

prof en retraite said...

Hi Miss Janice..I didn't know to open the door! I'd better hurry and let 2008 out of my house!! Bring on 2009!Happy New Year, my friend!...Debbie

LdyDy Loves Cake said...

Greetings Miss Janice! I so enjoy reading your blog. I learn something new each time I read. Hmmm...I like the idea of opening the front door to let the old year out and the new one in! I will remember it for next year!
Happy New Year!

Glenda said...

Well that may be why I got a draft. I opened the back door to let the old year out and opened the front door to let the New Year in. I'll know better next year.
Wonder why they didn't televise the drop the big peach in Underground Atlanta this year. DH was looking forward to it. Oh well.

Kara said...

Miss Janice,
what a great idea and new tradition for me to try...
I leave money on the window sill (all denominations even change) and bring it in in the new year. That way money will be coming into the house all year long..

Miss Kara