Tagged: Cocktails

3 Tips for NYE

The holiday parties are winding down, but there’s still one BIG celebration left this season: New Years Eve! By now, you *hopefully* have the dress and accessories, but it’s time to plan for the big day, just three days away. I’ve got 3 tips for NYE, PLUS a *bonus tip* for those of you who are a little behind on finding your NYE look:

1. Get a PINCH KIT

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Image courtesy of Sephora

If you haven’t heard of Pinch Kits, get ready to be blown away. You need one of these in your NYE bag! This tiny miracle kit contains 17 essentials and fits in the palm of your hand (or your chicest little clutch!). With a Pinch Kit, you’ll have everything you need in a pinch from dinner to drinks to the stroke of midnight. Buy one from Sephora for the big night!

Kit contains:

– Adhesive bandage
– Safety pin
– Earring backs
– Deodorant towelette
– Nail polish remover pad
– Stain remover pad
– Clear elastics
– Lip balm
– Emery board
– Tampon
– Hair spray
– Clear nail polish
– Dental floss
– Mending kit
– Breath freshener
– Double-sided tape
– Pain reliever

2. Have the PERFECT COCKTAIL

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Image courtesy of Anthropologie

Take your champagne up a notch with this crowd pleaser, courtesy of Anthropologie’s blog:

You’ll need…

Champage
Bitters
Lemon Peels
Sugar Cubes

3. Bring a fun and FESTIVE SNACK

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Image courtesy of P.S. I Made This

P.S. I Made This does it again with this NYE snack that will really pop! They took a page from Rice Krispie stylist (yes, there is such a thing!), Jessica Siskin of Mister Krisp, who turns Rice Krispies into everything from pizzas to champagne bottles.

You’ll need…

Rice Krispies Cereal
Marshmellows
Butter
Green Food Coloring
Fruit Roll Ups
Black Frosting
Edible Gold Powder
Chocolate Chips
Scissors
Paint Brush

Find the rest of the instructions here!

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Last Minute Haute Halloween

Tomorrow is Halloween! Do you have all your ghoulish goodies? Is your house haunted with holiday decor? How about your costume? I’ve got everything you need for a last minute haute Halloween!

Dracula Goodies

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Only five components make your perfect Halloween goodies from The Girl Who Ate Everything. You’ll need:

1. Chocolate Chip Cookies

2. Butter-cream Frosting

3. Red Food Coloring

4. Mini Marshmallows

5. Slivered Almonds

Spooky Cider

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No hunch punch needed for your cauldron this Halloween. Try this Spiced Amaretto Apple Cider from How Sweet It Is for your brew of choice. You’ll need:

1. Apple Cider

2. Amaretto Liqueur

3. Spiced Rum

4. Honey

5. Optional Garnishes:

Cinnamon’sugar mix for rims

Apple slices for garnish

Cinnamon sticks for serving

Cushy Black Cats 

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Run to your nearest Nordstrom for last minute Halloween decor, like this black cat pillow. P.S. Much of this is on sale for a great deal!

Perfect Pumpkins

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Carving pumpkin is a serious undertaking, particularly when there are other ways to find some yummy pumpkin seeds to munch on. Here is an easy and awesome way to make your pumpkin festive from Young House LoveP.S. Since you won’t be carving, your pumpkin will keep til Thanksgiving. You’ll get the most bang for your buck!

Skull Art

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Why not spook up your car, fridge, or magnetic board? This skull magnet will add a little sugar and spice and everything nice to your wheels, kitchen, or office. P.S. Live in Roswell, GA? You can snag this magnet tomorrow just in time for Halloween at The Pie Hole Roswell

The Ultimate Guide to Your Best Halloween Costume Ever!

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Ladies, this is by far the most extensive collection of Halloween costumes I’ve discovered yet! Check out this guide from Rent the Runway. You will win the costume contest with one of these looks!