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New Year’s Eve mocktail recipes and a free printable

Toasting New Year's Eve 2010

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.

New Year's Eve Bottle Collar

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.

New Year's Bottle Collar

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…

New Year's Eve Mocktails

Here are the recipes:

New Year's Eve Mocktail Good Luck Grape

New Year's Eve Mocktails Starry Starry Night

New Years Eve Mocktail Shirley Temple

We’ve already been sharing a bit of toasting etiquette with them at the dinner table like:

  • Putting the glass down before the toast is complete or simply holding the glass but not drinking to the toast is considered impolite.
  • Raise your glass to the toast immediately after the toast is over.
  • You only need to clink glasses with those in your immediate presence.
  • 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!

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    2 Responses to " New Year’s Eve mocktail recipes and a free printable "

    1. I Love your new layout! So pretty! Looks like everything went well with “the switch” :)
      And these drinks look YUUUMMY! :)
      Miss you!

    2. Steph

      Who needs to wait for New Years. I want to make that on a Tuesday night.

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