Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year's Eve

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.

HERE'S WHAT I'M WEARING this evening:  The Lilly Pulitzer "Janice" dress is fast becoming my favorite!  I'll also be wearing the Lilly Pulitzer gold murfee wrap with the dress and my gold Revas.

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?  


Lisa said...

I've heard of some of the superstitions, but the Christmas tree coming down is new to me as Christmas isn't over until Epiphany Sunday (the 12 days of Christmas). I'll take mine down on January 5. Best wishes for a very Happy New Year.

Mona said...

Wishing you the best in 2015. Happy New Year!

Unknown said...

Hi I am from Macon also, now living in Ohio. I know all of these superstitions including everything must be clean and dry in the house. A man should be the first to enter the house on New Years. My Christmas tree is always down before the New Year comes in. I am going out this year we are eating Have a blessed New Year!!!

Miss Jane said...

Ditto on the keeping the tree up until Epiphany. I do try to get all the housework done but didn't quite make it this year. All the clothes are washed but I'll be doing linens & towels tomorrow.
I also wash any cash & change that's in my wallet and clean the wallet itself.
Food tradition include cabbage but since I've been slowed down by an injury, so this year I wasn't able to keep up with traditions this year.
Happy New Year!!

Miss Jane said...

Almost forgot -a new outfit (or new to you outfit). I discovered this whe researching Irish Christmas & New Year's traditions.

Kari said...

Christmas decorations remain up until 12th night. Bad luck if they are taken down earlier or later. One must simply complete the Christmas season.
I saw King Cakes at the market today!

Farrah said...

Happy New Year!

Miss Janice said...

Blessings to you in the new year Lisa.

Miss Janice said...

All the best to you Mona. Happy New Year!

Miss Janice said...

Hi Tammie,
So you know all those superstitions too! Being from Macon, I would love to know your favorite restaurant. Happy New Year to you!

Miss Janice said...

Oh Lord miss Jane, I haven't heard of washing the money and cleaning the wallet, but that is something I'll have to add to my list. Happy New Year to you!

Miss Janice said...

Miss Jane,
Hmmm, that one's news to me too and I like it!

Miss Janice said...

Hmm, first time I've heard that. Happy New Year and yes, bring on the King Cakes!

Miss Janice said...

Happy New Year to you Farrah!

Donna said...

Happy New Year, Miss Janice! Please convey my best wishes to your sweet Mama also.

Rose Chandler Johnson said...

Miss Janice, I loved this post. You are such a stylist lady. I loved the pi's from Target too. Thanks. Happy New Year!