Today we are traveling to Tampa and tonight we will attend a progressive dinner party to celebrate the New Year.
Here's What I'm Wearing on the roadtrip: I borrowed the garnet gingham shirt from my husband's closet and paired it with the Talbot's crewneck and a pair of leggings. The ballet flats are from The Gap.
When the night is through, I'll be wearing these cute Nick and Nora champagne-motif PJ's from Target.
Our host for a couple of days is hosting the final party stop at his house and will serve the desserts and cocktails, and lots of midnight revelry. I am providing the party favors. These are my favorites to give on New Year's Eve...Blackeye Peas!
Here's some New Year's Eve Toasting Etiquette tips:
- The host of the party should give the toast.
- Practice what you want to say.
- Begin your toast close to midnight...before the countdown.
- On New Year's Eve the toast is about a celebration, not the beverage. It's perfectly acceptable to toast with a non-alcoholic beverage, although it's a tradition to drink champagne on New Year's Eve.
- Be Short, Be Sweet!
- Clinking glasses is an etiquette faux pas. Lift your glass and point it in the direction of the person delivering the toast.
- Remember to serve the most important guest first, then other guests, and the host fills his glass last.
Here are some of my New Year's superstitions!
- I'll be eating lots of blackeye peas, pork, collard greens, and cornbread. They all are hopefully going to bring me money and good luck.
- I'll open all the doors to let the old year out and the new year in.
- No chicken for me on New Year's Day or I'll experience financial difficulties.
- I won't be washing any clothes...that's bad luck.
- I won't be taking any garbage out...again, bad luck.
- All my Christmas trees have been taken down...Mama says that leaving them up on New Year's Day is bad luck!
Are you superstitious about what you do on New Year's Day?