Happy New Year!

Licorice noisemakers! Made from licorice wheels and licorice vines.  Sprinkle a little silver sugar on top for sparkle!

Time for sweets! A truffle clock with rock candy hands...

Clock cookies - simply frost the tops of store-bought cookies with a pouch of white cookie icing, place some silver non-pariels sprinkles in the icing and let dry.  Then take a black edible marker and write in the numbers and clock hands.

Mini clock tins filled with mints for a party favor - I found some cute round favor tins at Joann's Fabrics here.  I Googled "clock face" and printed them out to fit the top of the tins.  Super easy and so cute!!

Ring in the New Year! Tie together left over jingle bells froom Christmas with a pretty bow to ring in the New Year!

Easy to make candle holders just wrap with ribbon! See what I used to make the clock tin favors in my tablescape below.

Shots of milk and mini Oreo cookies for the road...

Happy New Year! Be sure to check out my Glitter and Gold New Year's Party ideas here!

New Year's Eve Tablescape

I like to have a mix of homemade appetizers and store bought ones, and for this party, presentation is the key!  See how great a simple cucumber salad looks?

For the centerpiece, I used a large vase from Michael's filled with leftover Christmas ornaments from Target.  I put a few ostrich feathers from Michael's in the centerpiece along with some black and silver beaded necklaces from Party City and the centerpiece looked grand!

For each setting, I chose black plastic plates from Party City and white linen napkins from Tablecloths Factory.   I used plastic, realistic looking flatware, from Party City and my own crystal stemware. Then I topped each place setting with a favor tin (also found at Party City, Michaels or Jo-Ann Fabrics).  I found a clip-art clock face and printed it off to fit the tin and presto!  You have a cute little memento filled with mints for each guest to take home.

This show-stopper of a table cost me less than $45 and I use it every year!