You’re all shopped out, you’ve attended more parties in the last month than in all of the rest combined and yet, there is one more to go…New Year’s Eve is wrought with tradition, from good luck dishes to unique holiday rituals – it’s the oldest of modern holidays.
One of the most celebrated of midnight moments is the toast.
This year, we decided to deliver holiday gifts with a bit of a shelf life – a bit of New Year’s bubbly with instructions on the perfect toast.
I made the bottle collars for my gifts a bit larger, because we had tied sparklers to the bottles. You can download a PDF of the bottle collar pictured above here or click on the image below and alter the image to fit your needs.
This is the first year the kids will be with us at midnight this year (even if it takes setting all the clocks in the house forward an hour or more) and we are looking forward to sharing a midnight toast with them.
We don’t drink alcohol and have been trying out all sorts of “mocktails” this year. We have settled on three different options…
Here are the recipes:
We’ve already been sharing a bit of toasting etiquette with them at the dinner table like:
Of course, for those who prefer a more, well, digital moment…the Waterford Crystal Clink-clink app for the iPhone.Cheers to you, cheers to me, here’s to a happy New Year’s Eve!