Party Fun for New Years Eve (or Any Night)!
Up until now we have not featured either karaoke or a lip-sync duel as a “go to” party activity mostly because I really, really do not like to perform. In fact, I think my husband's biggest fear is traveling to Korea on business and being dragged into a Karaoke club.
Having said all that, we love this Jimmy Fallon lip-sync duel and have to say, dueling karaoke does look like great fun. I can now definitely see this as a New Years Eve or late night party activity as good as, or maybe even better than, charades. Adding a lip-sync duel to your list of party games will appeal to guests of all ages! Choose your playlist based on your guest list. For example, if you are having lots of children, think about including some songs from Frozen. If your party is for adults only, it might be fine to include songs with lyrics that may not be as appropriate if children were present.
What you need:
- Memorex MKS-SS2 SingStand 2 Home Karaoke System or any singing machine or karaoke machine with a microphone. (We just checked and you can still get this delivered to your front door before your New Year's Eve celebration begins!)
- A diverse playlist
- A great group of guests wanting and willing to party – in other words well versed in party etiquette!
For years I have been sending out wishes of sweet blessings filled with abundant joy and peace to friends and family as we prepare to celebrate another religious holiday, the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. But in all truthfulness, for the last few years, I have gotten lazy. Rather than planning ahead and keeping an eye out for the perfect L'Shanah Tovah greeting card months in advance as I did in my youth, I have waited until the last minute and ended up sending blah picture-less emails with a line or two of text. If I was feeling particularly industrious and creative, I colored the text blue.
This year I found an amazing company, PurpleTrail.com that not only has lovely selection of elegant Jewish New Years cards, they encourage their visitors to personalize their cards by adding photos, moving and changing text, and even adding embellishments and background images. And best of all, Purple Trail offers the choice of mailing your cards, printing your cards at home, or emailing them! And now for the clincher — you can send online invitations or eCards for FREE to up to 50 email recipients! If you want to send your card to more than 50 email addresses or would like to add music to your card, simply join one of Purple Trail's membership clubs — all very, very reasonably priced.
Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year – L' Shanah Tovah
It is time to party pretty ladies! New Year's Eve parties are just around the corner, the best night of the year to don your finest clothes, clothes that sparkle and shimmer, clothes that will make you feel gorgeous and sexy and the best you can be. Daryn, over at littlelightVTG has a great selection of fabulous true vintage clothes that can be worn as is, or slightly modified, to better suit today's style sensibilities. Remember, the key to wearing vintage clothing successfully is great shoes, accessories, hair and make-up. We hope you enjoy the getting ready to party almost as much as the party itself!
Next up – Modcloth!
If you're anything like us, then you can't pass up a great sale especially when it comes to clothes. At ModCloth's winter sale the company is practically giving away their hottest winter styles and accessories at up to 70% off, so naturally we couldn't resist snapping up a few new pieces.
ModCloth Cabin Fever Sale includes fabulous winter coats, sweaters, party dresses, work and play skirts, shoes and much much more. How can we resist a new work skirt or buying some new dresses for the upcoming wedding season? The prices are so low you will feel like you are stealing, which of course we love! Whether you are starting a new semester at school, trying to update your work wardrobe or just need some fun new outfits for the weekend ModCloth is on the cutting edge of style without the high fashion prices.
Celebrities are also loving Modcloth's amazing styles. Check out the pictures below where Neyla from the Lumineers is rocking the Thing-a-ma-Sprig Dress from ModCloth on Saturday Night Live. And Check out Mindy from the Mindy Project wearing the adorable Dijon-My-Mind coat.
Paying next to nothing to dress like a celebrity, we'll take that!
Label it! Keep your resolution to get organized this year.
If you are anything like us, then this year you resolved to get your life organized. Thankfully Mabel's Labels has us covered on everything from food container labels to electric chord labels. They just launched their newly re- designed line of Household Labels to help all of us get our lives organized this new year. These labels can be used on anything from organizing pantry items to kids toys and they look cute while doing it! Browse their selections or buy a combo pack to cover all your bases. These are great whether you have kids (and everything that comes with them), or you just want to make your pantry, desk and kitchen easier to navigate.
We've combined our favorite party essentials to throwing this years best New Year's Eve party! From hostess gifts, to great deals on champagne we've got you covered. Decorate your space with festive paper fans and embellish baked goods and champagne rims with fun edible glitter.
We love the personalized metal fortune cookies as table decor, party favors or New Year's gifts. Write special messages to your guest or personalized wishes for the upcoming year.
Class up your food display with these adorable metal bird cheese markers. These chic details really make your party special and will have your guests asking where they can pick some up.
Our favorite New Years colors this year are black and gold so we've incorporated them from the invitations to the plates and even on the champagne flute rims.
This years hottest new years product is edible glitter. We choose the gold to keep with our theme. Wet the rims of your champagne glasses and roll in the glitter to add a fun detail to your party. You can also top cake pops and cupcakes with this whimsical details just by sprinkling it on top of the frosting.
1. Metal Fortune Cookie with Personalized Fortune | 2. Chocolate Belgian Truffles One Pound Assortment | 3.New Year's Black, Gold and Silver Paper Fan Decorations | 4. new years eve champagne | 5. Bird Cheese Markers | 6.Black and Gold New Year's Eve Invitation | 7. New Year's Eve Paper Goods | 8. Edible Gold Glitter | New Year’s Party Printable Games | More New Year's Eve Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies