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At-home New Year’s Eve ideas

Whether you couldn’t find a baby sitter or simply decided on a more low-key New Year’s Eve, you don’t need to spend the evening in your yoga pants. Celebrate at home with a few festive New Year’s Eve ideas. With a little planning, you can ring in the New Year in style, even if you are doing it from your couch.

New Years Eve Ideas
Start with fabulous lighting

Changing your lighting can turn your everyday living room into an intimate, celebratory setting. Clusters of candles work wonders, but if you’re looking for something a little more dramatic, consider the Ruffled Lotus Lantern tutorial from Aunt Peaches. With a few simple materials, you definitely have time to create this lantern between now and New Year’s Eve. Tailor the size to your room, and it will completely change the ambiance of the room where you’ll welcome in the new year.

New Years Eve ideas

Look festive — without sacrificing comfort

Andrea put together two fabulous looks for New Year’s Eve, and I personally think you can pick and choose from either for a New Year’s date night at home. I adore the gold, but if you’re partial to silver, she created a beautiful look in that hue as well. The best part? Both looks are centered on a pair of jeans that are comfortable enough to wear all evening. Even just adding a dangly pair of earrings and metallic nails can transform the simplest look into something celebration-worthy.

New Years Eve ideas

Plan a special menu

If your at-home New Year’s involves the kids spending the night with Grandma and Grandpa, you might have the time to create a full, sit-down dinner. If you’ll be noshing after putting the kids to bed, you might want to consider a tapas-style meal. Making a few different appetizers allows you to sample different flavors without feeling too full for dessert. Start with the Open Face Fig and Blue Cheese Crostini Sandwiches from From Calculus to Cupcakes.

New Years Eve ideas
Whether you spend the evening munching on appetizers or decide to prepare a main course, be sure to save room for the Decadent Frosted Brownies from Dine & Dish. Enjoy every bite of the rich dessert — your New Year’s resolutions don’t start until the morning.

Peppermint martini

Ring in the New Year with a holiday cocktail

Champagne — or other sparkling wine — is the standard for toasting the end of one year and the beginning of another. Before you pop the cork on your favorite bottle, start with a holiday cocktail with a peppermint punch. The creamy cocktail is almost like a second dessert!

What are your favorite New Year’s Eve traditions?
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New Years Eve Style Gold Lee Jeans
New Years Eve Style

Celebrating New Years Eve in style does not necessarily mean wearing a cocktail dress. For most of us we might be celebrating at a friend’s house or with family, so ringing in the New Year with your favorite pair of black skinny jeans can be done! In fact, I like keeping it casual and classy with black as the foundation of my New Years Eve outfit and then glam it up with the accessories. Gold and silver are always a New Years Eve favorite, I suggest you choose one or the other and then match your nails, makeup and clutch to play up the sparkle!

Choose a vintage looking lace top or something sparkly to pair with your black skinny jeans to feel festive and fashionable. Break out those sexy heels and wear a knock out statement necklace to instantly jazz up your look and one of the easiest ways to get in the party mood is with a fun manicure and pedicure.
New Years Eve Style Silver Lee Jeans

Lee Jeans Easy Fit

I was sent a pair of the Lee Easy Fit skinny jeans and I have to tell you, they are as comfortable as my yoga pants. They go on so smooth and make me feel like I am wearing leggings but with the look of jeans. What I love is that they do not gap in the waist and they have a slimming effect! I love that I can dress these up with heels and a sparkly top or wear them with an oversized cardigan and stylish winter boots or ankle wedges.

Lee Black Skinny Jeans Easy Fit

For me and many moms finding a great pair of fitting jeans at a savvy price can be a challenge. I’m all about style, quality, price and comfort. If it meets all four of those things then I have a winner!

How will you dress it up this New Years Eve?

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I am a brand ambassador for Lee Jeans. All my savvy thoughts and sassy opinions are my own.

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The New Year is just around the corner and whether you and your children stay up until the stroke of midnight to ring in the new year or you celebrate at the stroke of noon instead, here is a roundup of the best crafts to celebrate bringing in 2013 with your children.

countdown bags

I love these Countdown Bags from The Idea Room. No New Year’s Eve would be complete without fun ways to count down the hours until the stroke of midnight (or noon).A bag filled with a fun activity or idea to open every hour, sounds like a blast to me and I bet the kids would love activities like “dance in the kitchen” or “make cookies”!


Blessings Jar

Blessings Jar from I Can Teach My Child is wonderfully sweet and thoughtful. I absolutely adore the thought of my children gathering what they are thankful and blessed for all throughout the year, then on New Years Eve sitting as a family and “counting our blessings” together.


balloon countdown

The Balloon Pop Countdown from Real Life, Real Estate, Real Dana is something I am positive my kids would go crazy for. You can fill the Balloon’s with notes containing fun activities like “have a confetti party” and “jump on your moms bed”.

first night hats


First Night Hats from Spoonful While you’re waiting for the New Year, you can help your kids make these adorable and festive. Let your children’s imagination run wild as they create and decorate their own special hats to wear!


confetti box


Once the magic hour sets, it’s time to celebrate! These Matchbox Confetti Boxes from Homework Today’s Assignment: Be Inspired may be messy but will certainly bring loads of treasured memories for your children. You can make a bunch to throw at the stroke of midnight or you can do one each hour as a countdown; the amount of confetti mess is up to you!




Noisy NoiseMakers from Alphamom are the perfect way to ring in the New Year. Made of empty raisin boxes, your kids will have a blast making them!

I’m looking forward to the New Year and whatever 2013 holds. Happy New Year Savvy Sassy Moms!




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Come on Moms – break out the bling!  Sequins and sparkle seem to be everywhere and yes we can pull it off too!  Just be careful you don’t over do it.  These dresses, shoes and accessories are sure to turn heads but keep it elegant and sophisticated.  Whether you are a gold, silver, pewter, blush or champagne type of girl all of these picks are perfect for ringing in the New Year with style and class.

Pop some champagne, heres to 2012!

La Regale Sequin Flap Clutch $15.00
Cara Crystal Stretch Bracelets $48.00
Shimmery Petal Skirt $40.00
Jeweled Flower Headband $17.99
Greylin Embellished Elastic Dress  $94.99
Aidan Mattox Sequined Sheath Dress $295.00
Notty Platinum Glitter  $79.00
Michael Kors Sequin Wrap Dress $94.99
Luster Platform Sandal $34.99

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