Thursday, December 30, 2010

only one more day!

new year's is almost here.  are you ready?  have you been getting your fill of "best of 2010" lists, or maybe making some of your own?  are you the sort to make resolutions or goals or bucket lists?  and most importantly {let's be honest} do you have a special outfit in which to ring in the new year?  

we had originally been planning on taking a trip this weekend to park city, ut where my cousin will be getting married on sunday, but unfortunately that didn't work out.  so we are now looking for a new new year's eve plan here in los angeles.  i'm sure it will involve some sort of house party with dear friends.  

it got me thinking though, about that glorious day in my future when i'll be able to throw a big new year's eve party of my own!  creating and hosting events and parties is one of my favorite things to do {i wish i could do it for a job}, but with a 500 sq ft apartment, hosting parties isn't really an option.  i mean unless you call a total of 4 people a "party" {with the right 4 people, it would totally be a wild time, i know!}. 

but if i did have a new year's eve party...

i would get all dolled up in this dress {this is actually the dress i'm wearing tomorrow night thanks to an awesome christmas gift & a miraculously fast postal shipment! no sequins, but it does have fun ruffles!}:

i would hand out fun noisemakers & party hats {you can make your own by clicking the links below, thanks to dear ole martha}.  

i would decorate the house with flowers, clocks, & twinkly lights!

there would be delicious cocktails, perfect for toasting!

what?!  oh my goodness, i'm so embarrassed! how did this photo get in here?!  ah, well, i guess we'll just have to have johnny depp play piano for us as we all sing "auld lang syne."
{photo}

then, when johnny was tired, i would play the most fun records which would get everyone up on their feet dancing!
and at midnight, everyone would have someone to kiss. 

when we move into a larger home someday, you can be sure we will throw our very own fantastic new year's eve party... and you will all be invited!  

do you have plans for tomorrow?


ps - if you are throwing your own new year's eve party and need some good party ideas, real simple has some great ones here.