Sunday, December 19, 2021

New Year's Eve Ideas

CCC Closet

Since I am all ready for Christmas, I thought I would start putting together ideas for New Year's Eve at CCC as my daughter and her S.O. will be here. We are staying in, and I am planning my attire, beverages, and food.

I am wearing this sequined off the shoulder dress that I got last year at Anthropologie. 

With it I will wear these gorgeous crystal flats I just got from J.Crew.

I am not usually into bling, but NYE is the exception.

Crystal Slingback Mules

This beautiful sequined skirt would be great paired with a white shirt from your closet.

Sequin Midi Skirt

I also love this red sequined dress.

Sequin V-Back Dress

There will be lots of Champagne of course and one of my favorite cocktails - the Champagne Cocktail. Here are two recipes - the Classic Champagne Cocktail and the Chinoiserie Chic Champagne Cocktail.

CC Champagne Cocktail

The Chinoiserie Chic New Year's Eve Champagne Cocktail

1 Part Domaine de Canton French Ginger Liquer
3 Parts Champagne, Sparkling Wine, or Prosecco
Squeeze the juice of a lemon wedge
Add a lemon twist
Serve in a Champagne flute

With its exquisite pagoda inspired Chinoiserie bottle and equally amazing taste, this French ginger liquer deserves a spot on your bar.

Domaine de Canton

Classic Champagne Cocktail

1 sugar cube
2 to 4 dashes Angostura or other aromatic bitters
Champagne (or other sparkling wine), chilled, to top
Garnish: lemon twist

Place a sugar cube on a bar spoon and douse with the bitters.
Drop the cube into a Champagne flute or similar glass.
Fill the glass with Champagne or other sparkling wine.
Garnish with a lemon twist.

My two favorite "Champagnes" in the under $20 category are Chandon Brut and Mumm Napa Brut. Both are lovely sparkling wines at a great price point and easy to find.

Chandon Brut

Mumm Napa Brut

And some wonderful chinoiserie choices for Champagne buckets - 

Chinoiserie Champagne Bucket

Aerin Ginger Jar Champagne Bucket

Chinoiserie Champagne Bucket

Or get one of these giant clamshells I love and use it as an ice bucket filled with Champagne splits.

Large Clam Shell

Clamshell with Champagne 

I plan to get some of these zebra balloons - with my 12 foot ceilings, I think they will work great.

Zebra Balloon

I'll post some food plans too soon. I am off to Total Wine this morning for a Champagne run. They also stock my favorite bitters - Hella Bitters Aromatic.


  1. Thanks for your CC Champagne Cocktail recipe. I am a champagne freak, so I will definitely give it a try.

  2. Beautiful attire choice for New Years, I am glad your daughter will be joining you for"at Home" festivities. I am sure your evening will be chic. Joy!